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ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD – Attaching a drawing as an external reference

August 26th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

You can attach another drawing to the current drawing as an external reference and insert a copy of the drawing into the current drawing.
The name of the external reference drawing is added to the Block Name list. Changes made later to the referenced drawing will appear in this drawing when you reload the external reference.

To attach an external reference

1 Do one of the following:
  • Choose Settings > Explore Blocks.
  • On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Blocks tool.
  • Type expblocks and then press Enter.
2 On the IntelliCAD Explorer toolbar, click the Attach
   Drawing tool.
3 In the Select File To Attach dialog box, select the
   drawing you want to attach, and then click Open.
4 In the drawing, specify the insertion point.
5 Specify the x, y, and z scale factor and the rotation
   angle, or in the prompt box, select Done.
6 To complete the command and return to your drawing,
   close the window.

To edit the path of an external reference

1 Do one of the following:
  • Choose Settings > Explore Blocks.
  • On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Blocks tool.
  • Type expblocks and then press Enter.
2 Click the path you want to change.
3 From the Insert Block dialog box, select the new drawing
  you want as the external reference.
4 Click Open.
5 To complete the command and return to your drawing,
   close the window.



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