Subject: Adding clipping boundaries



When you create a clipping boundary, it affects only the display of the referenced drawing; it does not affect the original referenced drawing or any referenced geome­try. The portion of the external reference within the clipping boundary is visible and the remainder of the external reference becomes hidden.

To define a rectangular clipping boundary

   1   Do one of the following:

   On the ribbon, choose Insert > Clip Xref (in Reference).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Xref Clip.

   Type xclip and then press Enter.

   2   Select the external references to clip. If desired, you can also select blocks.

   3   Press Enter.

   4   Press Enter to create a new clipping boundary.

   5   If prompted, press Enter to delete any existing boundaries.

   6   Choose Rectangular.

   7   Define the first corner of the clipping rectangle.

   8   Define the second corner of the clipping rectangle.

The selected external references are clipped by the rectangle.

Use the shortcut.
You can first select all external references, right-click the selection, and then select Xref Clip from the shortcut menu.

To define a clipping boundary using a polyline

   1   Draw a polyline where you want to clip external references.

   2   Do one of the following:

   On the ribbon, choose Insert > Clip Xref (in Reference).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Xref Clip.

   Type xclip and then press Enter.

   3   Select the external references to clip. If desired, you can also select blocks.

   4   Press Enter.

   5   Press Enter to create a new clipping boundary.

   6   If prompted, press Enter to delete any existing boundaries.

   7   Choose Select Polyline.

   8   Select the polyline to use as clipping boundary.

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