External-References-Palette

External References Palette

External References Palette

The External References palette organizes, displays, and manages referenced files,
such as DWG files (xrefs), DWF, DWFx, PDF, or DGN underlays, raster images, point
clouds (RCP and RCS files), and coordination models (NWD and NWC files).

NOTE:Point clouds and coordination models are not available in AutoCAD LT.

Only DWG, DWF, DWFx, PDF, and raster image files can be opened directly from the External
References palette.

Shortcut menus provide additional options for working with the files.

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

External References Palette Toolbar

Attach

Attaches files to the current drawing. Select a format from the list to display the
Select Reference File dialog box.

Refresh

Refreshes the list display or reloads all references to display any changes that may
have occurred in the referenced files.

Change Path

Modifies the path of the selected files. You can set the path to be absolute or relative.
If the referenced file is stored in the same location as the current drawing, you
can also remove the path.

Help

Opens the Help system.

File References

List and Tree View buttons

Click the buttons to switch between list and tree view.

List of Referenced Files
Displays a list of references in the current drawing, including information such as
status, size, and date of creation.

Double-click the file name to edit it. Double-click the cell under Type to change
the path type (DWG only).

Details

Displays information or a preview image of a selected reference.

Detail Display and Thumbnail Preview buttons

Click the buttons to switch from the detail display to a thumbnail preview.

Preview image
Shows a thumbnail image of the file selected under File References.
Detail Display
Provides information about the file selected under File References. You can modify
some information by clicking the right column.

Learning AutoCad

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