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Quick Reference

Inserts an external reference, image, or underlay (DWF, DWFx, PDF, or DGN files) in the current drawing.

Summary

Attach an external reference, image, or underlay (DWF, DWFx, PDF, or DGN) file from the command line.

List of Prompts

The list of prompts differs depending on whether you are attaching an underlay, an image, or an external reference.

DWF and DWFx Underlay Prompts

Path to File

Enters the location of the DWF or DWFx file including the file name.

Sheet name

Enters a sheet name.

?

Enters multiple sheets.

*

Lists sheets available in the DWF or DWFx file.

Insertion point

Specify the location of the lower, left-hand corner of the underlay by clicking on screen or entering the X,Y coordinates.

Base Image Size

Displays the underlay’s height and width in units

Scale Factor

Resizes the underlay. For example, if the base image size is 36 x 24 and you enter a scale factor of 2, the underlay will display at 72 x 48.

Rotation

Sets an angle of rotation for the underlay.

PDF Underlay Prompts

Path to File

Enters the location of the PDF file including the file name.

Page Number

Enters a page number.

?

Enters multiple pages.

*

Lists pages available in the PDF file.

Insertion Point

Specifies the location of the lower, left-hand corner of the underlay by clicking on screen or entering the X,Y coordinates.

Base Image Size

Displays the underlay’s height and width in units

Scale Factor

Resizes the underlay. For example, if the base image size is 36 x 24 and you enter a scale factor of 2, the underlay will display at 72 x 48.

Rotation

Sets an angle of rotation for the underlay.

DGN Underlay Prompts

Path to File

Enters the location of the DGN file including the file name.

Name of Model

Enters a model name.

?

Enters multiple models.

*

Lists pages available in the DGN file.

Insertion Point

Specifies the location of the lower, left-hand corner of the underlay by clicking on screen or entering the X,Y coordinates.

Base Image Size

Displays the underlay’s height and width in units

Scale Factor

Resizes the underlay. For example, if the base image size is 36 x 24 and you enter a scale factor of 2, the underlay will display at 72 x 48.

Rotation

Sets an angle of rotation for the underlay.

Image Prompts

Path to File

Enters the location of the image file including the file name.

Insertion Point

Specifies the location of the lower, left-hand corner of the image by clicking on screen or entering the X,Y coordinates.

Base Image Size

Displays the image’s height and width in units

Scale Factor

Resizes the image. For example, if the base image size is 36 x 24 and you enter a scale factor of 2, the underlay will display at 72 x 48.

Rotation

Sets an angle of rotation for the underlay.

External Reference Prompts

Path to File

Enters the location of the external reference file including the file name.

Reference Type

Selects whether to attach this file as an underlay or an overlay. Press Enter to attach the file as an underlay (attachment).

NoteUnlike attached external references, overlaid external references are not included when the drawing is attached or overlaid as an external reference to another drawing.
Insertion Point

Specifies the location of the lower, left-hand corner of the external reference by clicking on screen or entering the X,Y coordinates.

Scale

Sets the scale factor for the X,Y, and Z axes. The scale for the Z axis is the absolute value of the specified scale factor.

  • Specify scale factor for XYZ axes: Enter a nonzero value
  • Specify insertion point:
  • Specify rotations angle <0>:
X, Y, Z

Sets the X, Y, and Z scale factor.

  • Specifies scale factor for XYZ axes: Enter a nonzero value
  • Specifies insertion point:
  • Specifies rotations angle <0>:
Rotate

Sets the rotation angle for both the individual blocks and the entire array.

PScale

Sets the scale factor for the X, Y, and Z axes to control the display of the block as it is dragged into position.

PX, PY, PZ

Sets the scale factor for the X, Y, and Z axes to control the display of the block as it is dragged into position.

PRotate

Sets the rotation angle of the block as it is dragged into position.

Base Image Size

Displays the external reference’s height and width in units

Scale Factor

Resizes the external reference. For example, if the base image size is 36 x 24 and you enter a scale factor of 2, the external reference will display at 72 x 48.

Unit

Changes the type of units to scale the external reference.