Quick Reference

Inserts DWG files as an external reference (xref).

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Insert tab Reference panel Attach Does not exist on the ribbon.
 Menu: Insert External ReferenceDoes not exist in the menus.
 Toolbar: Reference 


When you attach a drawing file as an xref, you link that referenced drawing to the current drawing. Any changes to the referenced drawing are displayed in the current drawing when it is opened or reloaded.

The Select Reference File dialog box (a standard file selection dialog box) is displayed. After you select the DWG files, the Attach External Reference dialog box is displayed. After the files are attached, you can adjust and clip the xref through the External Reference ribbon contextual tab.