Subject: Modifying the settings for referenced files



Any referenced file can be modified from the Explorer, including renaming, linking to a new location, clipping, and more.    

To change the name of a referenced file in the current drawing

   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore External References ():

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > External References (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore External References.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore External Reference tool.

   Type exprefs and then press Enter.

   2   Do one of the following:

   Select the file, choose Edit > Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   Click the file name you want to change, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   Right-click the file name you want to change, and from the shortcut menu, select Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   3   To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.

To change the name of a referenced file in the current drawing

   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore External References ():

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > External References (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore External References.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore External Reference tool.

   Type exprefs and then press Enter.

   2   Do one of the following:

   Select the file, choose Edit > Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   Click the file name you want to change, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   Right-click the file name you want to change, and from the shortcut menu, select Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   3   To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.

To manage an externally referenced file

   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore External References ():

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > External References (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore External References.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore External Reference tool.

   Type exprefs and then press Enter.

   2   Do one of the following:

   Select a file in the list, choose Edit, then the desired option.

   Right-click the desired file, and from the shortcut menu, select the desired option.

   Click either the Image Manager tool () or the Xref Manager tool ().

   3   To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.

For more details about working with external references, see Working with external references.

For more details about working with images, see Working with images.

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