-XREF command

Attaches and detaches DWG files.

BricsCAD Lite; BricsCAD Pro; BricsCAD Mechanical; BricsCAD BIM

Alias: -XR


Controls DWG drawing files that are attached to the current drawing (short for external reference).

Options within the command

? to list external references
Lists the names, paths and statuses of attached drawings, if any.
Opens the Select File to Attach dialog box to select a DWG file to attach. The Xref can be reloaded from the Attachments panel, and all its inserts including parametric ones are rebuilt.
Opens the Select File to Overlay dialog box to select a DWG file to overlay.
Copies the contents of the attached drawing to the current drawing as a block reference. Parametric external references are converted to local parametric blocks.
Note: The BINDTYPE system variable defines how the Xref layers/objects will be brought in the current drawing.
Removes attached drawings.
Changes the path (drive and folder) to the source DWG file, in case the original path no longer points to the file.
Reloads the attached drawing, after its content has changed.
Hides the attached drawing, but keeps it attached.