Toolbar: Insert > Xref Manager ()
Menu: Tools > Xref Manager
Experience Level: Advanced
Allows you to manage external drawings that you have in the current drawing,
without changing their content. When you save the drawing, only the reference
information is saved. The next time you open the drawing, the external reference
is added again, allowing you to build a master drawing using component drawings.
Any changes you make to a component drawing is reflected in the master drawing.
DIALOG BOX OPTIONS
List View Click to display external references in a detailed
Tree View Click to display external references in a hierarchical
Attach Click to link a drawing as an external reference. Opens
the External Reference
Detach Click to remove the external reference and all of its
elements, including layers and linetypes, from the drawing.
Reload Click to update the current drawing with any changes
made to the selected external reference.
Unload Click to remove the external reference from the current
drawing, but keep elements and path information for easy reloading.
Bind Click to make the selected external reference a permanent
part of the drawing, which is the same as inserting a separate drawing as a
block. In the dialog box that displays, choose Bind or Insert.
Choosing Bind creates a unique name for each named entity, such as a layer
or block, that is located in the external reference. For example, a layer named
Electric in the external reference will be named Xref$0$Electric in the current
drawing. If the current drawing already has a layer or block with the same name,
the name is changed incrementally, for example, Xref$1$Electric.
Choosing Insert does not change the names of any named entities in the external
reference. For example, a layer named Electric in the external reference will
have the same name, Electric, in the current drawing. If the current drawing
has a layer or block with the same name, the named entity in the external reference
takes on the properties of the named entity in the current drawing.
Open Click to open the source drawing for the external reference.
Xref Path Type or click Browse to specify the external reference
Additional Xref Search Paths Type or click Browse to specify
other directories where external references may be located. Separate multiple
paths with a semicolon. progeCAD searches the directories in the order in
which they are listed.
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Bind an external
reference to a drawing
Reload an external
Remove an external