Opening external references

From the Xref Manager you can quickly open the source drawing for any external reference. This is especially helpful if you are working with nested external refer­ences, which you cannot bind or detach. From the Xref Manager, open the source drawing, make changes, and then save and close the source drawing. When the Xref Manager displays again, simply reload the external reference.

To open an 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 to open.

   3   Click Open.

Use a shortcut.
Type xopen to open an external reference without using the Xref Manager. To see any changes that you make to the external reference while it is open, reload it.

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