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External Reference dialog box

Use this dialog box to link an external drawing to the current drawing.


Name Displays the external reference to attach, or select one from the list.

Browse Click to locate and select a different drawing to attach.

Retain Path Select to save the folder location of the referenced drawing. If not selected, the referenced drawing must be located in the same folder as the current drawing.

Reference Type Choose Attachment to link a drawing, including any of its own external references. Any nested references contained in the file also appear in the current drawing.

Choose Overlay to link a drawing without any of its own nested external references. When a drawing that contains overlaid external references is itself attached or overlaid as an external reference in another drawing, the overlays do not appear as part of the external reference.

Insertion Point Choose to specify the insertion point in the drawing, or enter x-, y-, and z-coordinates. Choose Specify on Screen to choose the insertion point in the drawing after you click OK.

Scale Choose to specify the scale in the drawing, or enter x-, y-, and z-scale factors. Choose Specify on Screen to choose the scale in the drawing after you click OK.

Rotation Choose to specify the rotation angle in the drawing, or enter a rotation angle. Choose Specify on Screen to choose the rotation angle in the drawing after you click OK.

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