Subject: Working with external references

You can link entire drawings to the current drawing as external references. Unlike inserting a drawing as a block, in which you add all the entities from the separate drawing into the current drawing, external references attach a pointer to the external file. The entities in the external reference appear in the current drawing, but the enti­ties themselves are not added to the drawing. Thus, attaching an external reference does not significantly increase the size of the current drawing file.        

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Understanding external references

Attaching external references

Viewing the list of external references

Opening external references

Removing external references

Reloading external references

Changing the path for external references

Binding external references to drawings

Clipping external references

Editing external references in-place

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