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external reference and dwg reference

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DeathByDesign

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

 

 

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Lee Mac

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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ReMark

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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