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    I have a drawing with currently 5 xrefs. These Xrefs are not from our company and don't come from autocad. They are a dwg export. Each xref has +-500 layers. I don't want to put them together because these xrefs are changing sometimes.

    For the first xref, I have applied some changes to the layers:
    - layers OFF
    - changed color of layers (mainly change colors to grey - colors 252 tot 254)
    - changed linetypes
    - ...

    I would like to apply these changes to all my Xrefs. Currently 5 xref but more need the be added to the drawing.
    Can I copy my setting from xref1 tot the other xrefs?
    All xref have there own name but their layers are the same (some minor exeptions).

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    I would say, if the layers are the same, use one 1 of the xref files as a template (with all the layer settings), remove the content -> copy content from other xref files to the 'template' xref -> save that current xref with a other name -> repeat untill all xref's have been updated.

    For 5-10 files that shouldn't take more than a few minutes of work (depending on how much information is in them).


    But i think something like the 'layer states' would do the trick also : https://knowledge.autodesk.com/suppo...20068-htm.html
    I'm not sure if that does the trick though, i know for sure my first suggestion would work (unless these layer settings are done in the properties of the objects, and not in the layermanager!)

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    I still have to look at the use of "layer states" and see if it works.

    Some xrefs are updated on a regular basis. So it is important that I can simply adjust the xref link to the new file without applying all layer chages again.

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