Subject: Changing the path for external references



If the file associated with an external reference is moved to a different directory or renamed, the program displays a message indicating that it cannot load the external reference. You can re-establish the link to the file by doing any of the following:

   Change the path for the external reference.          

   Specify additional directories for CADdirect to search. This is especially helpful if you have several external references that have moved to a new directory.

To change the path for a single external reference

   1   Do one of the following to choose Xref Manager ():     

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

   On the menu, choose Insert > Xref Manager.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Xref Manager tool.

   Type xref and then press Enter.

   On the status bar, click Manage Xrefs, which displays when external references are linked to the drawing.

   2   Select the external reference whose path you want to change.

   3   In Xref Path, do one of the following:

   Enter a new filename or location.

   Click Browse to locate and select the referenced drawing.

CADdirect reloads the specified external reference automatically.

External references cannot be recursive.
You cannot recursively reference a drawing from the same original drawing.

To change the search paths for all external references in the drawing

   1   Do one of the following to choose Xref Manager ():     

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

   On the menu, choose Insert > Xref Manager.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Xref Manager tool.

   Type xref and then press Enter.

   On the status bar, click Manage Xrefs, which displays when external references are linked to the drawing.

   2   In Additional Xref Search Paths, do one of the following:

   Enter a new directory and its path. Separate multiple paths with a semicolon, for example, c:\My Drawings;d:\My Drawings\Backup.

   Click Browse to locate and select a directory.

CADdirect searches the specified directories; any found external references are reloaded automatically.

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