Subject: Reloading external references

When you open or print a drawing, any external references in the drawing are updated automatically. If a drawing is already open and a referenced drawing is modified, you can update the current drawing manually to display the latest version of the refer­enced drawing.    

You may also want to reload an external reference that has been unloaded temporar­ily.

To reload 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 reload.

   3   Click Reload.

Use a system variable to control notifications about modified external references.
By default, when an external reference is modified outside of CADdirect, a notifica­tion appears in a balloon message and in the Event Log. To turn off these notifica­tions, set the XREFNOTIFY system variable to 0; to turn on notifications, set it to 2.

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