Subject: Editing external references in-place



After an external reference is inserted in a drawing, it can be edited directly in Intelli­CAD, and the source drawing file is updated automatically. Editing in-place is an easy way to make changes to the source file without having to locate the file and load it.

To edit an external reference in-place

   1   Do one of the following:

   On the ribbon, choose Insert > Edit Reference in Place (in Reference).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Edit Block or choose X-Ref In-Place > Edit In-Place.

   Type refedit and then press Enter.

   2   At the prompt, select the external reference you want to edit.

The Reference Edit dialog box displays.

   3   In Reference Name, select the external reference you want to edit.

   4   Select the Settings tab and select from the following options:

   Create Unique Layer, Style and Block Names Select to create unique names for layers, styles, and blocks that you change. A prefix is added to the original name of a changed layer, style, or block. Names of unchanged layers, styles, and blocks do not change.

   Display Attribute Definitions for Editing Select to hide attributes and display attribute definitions while editing. After saving, changed attribute definitions affect new insertions only.

   5   Click OK.

   6   Make changes to the contents of the external reference. Any new entities created during edit in-place are automatically added when the external reference is closed and saved.

   7   To add an existing entity from the drawing to the external reference, select the entity and do one of the following:

   Choose Tools > Edit Block or X-Ref In-Place > Add to Working Set.

   Type refset, press Enter, then choose Add.

   8   To remove an entity from the external reference, select the entity and do one of the following:

   Choose Tools > Edit Block or X-Ref In-Place > Remove from Working Set.

   Type refset, press Enter, then choose Remove.

   9   When you’re finished editing the external reference, do one of the following:

   Choose Tools > Edit Block or X-Ref In-Place > Close Reference.

   Type refclose and then press Enter.

   10   Choose Save to save changes or Discard to cancel changes.

   11   The external reference is updated and the current drawing displays the changes.

You can also type xopen to open an external reference directly.
To see any changes that you make to the external reference while it is open, reload it.

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