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Friday, July 28, 2017

Copy Named Objects from Xrefs

In this tip, Kate Morrical teaches us about the xbind command for Xref….

AutoCAD LT 2012 introduced the Please Login or Register to see the link. command, which lets you bring objects from referenced files into the host drawing.

But what if you just want to grab a dimension style (not a dimension object) from an xref? Try a much older command: XBIND!

XBIND (which is not the same as Please Login or Register to see the link.) is most easily available at the command line. It lets you import named objects—layers, dimensions styles, text styles, blocks, linetypes—from a referenced DWG into the current file.

XBIND dialog

Bound items bring in their drawing prefix; the layer imported above would become “MapBuildings$0$_EDIFICIOS”. If you want to get rid of that, you can always use the Please Login or Register to see the link. command.

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