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    Default external reference and dwg reference

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    in 2008 autocad in the insert tab there are 2 types of reference options

    **external reference and dwg reference**

    now my question is what is the difference? As far as I can see they do the same thing for both commands, which wouldn't make any sense. There has to be a difference or why would they put 2 different commands in the same place that do the same thing. haha god make any sense


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    I've never used '08 before, but my initial guess would be that external reference means xref and dwg reference means block.
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    Lee Mac is right. As quoted from AutoCAD for Dummies (no offense meant):

    "In AutoCAD, an xref, or external reference, is a reference to another, external file — one outside the current drawing — that you can make act as though it's part of your drawing."
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