About Updating Referenced Drawing Attachments
When you open a drawing, all drawing references (xrefs) update automatically. You
can also update xrefs whenever you want to ensure that the most current versions are
displayed in your drawing.
When you open a drawing, all xrefs update automatically. Use the Reload option from
the External References palette to update xrefs whenever you want to ensure that the
most current versions are displayed in your drawing.
Whenever you modify and save an externally referenced drawing in a network environment,
other people can access your changes immediately by reloading the xrefs in their open
Receive Notification of Changed Xrefs
When you attach xrefs to a drawing, the program periodically checks whether the referenced
files have changed since the last time the xrefs were loaded or reloaded. The XREFNOTIFY
system variable controls xref notification.
By default, if a referenced file has changed, a balloon message is displayed near
the Xref icon in the lower-right corner of the application window (the status bar
tray). Click the link in the balloon to reload all changed xrefs.
If you close the balloon message without reloading, an exclamation point is added
to the Xref icon. If you click the Xref icon, the External References palette is displayed.
By default, the program checks for changed xrefs every five minutes. You can change
the number of minutes between checks by setting the XNOTIFYTIME system registry variable
using (setenv “XNOTIFYTIME” “ n “) where n is a number of minutes between 1 and 10080 (seven days).
capitalization as shown.
Update Xrefs with Demand Loading Turned On
If demand loading is turned on when you load or reload an xref
- With the XLOADCTL system variable set to 1, the referenced drawing is kept open and
locked. No one else can modify the referenced drawing.
- With XLOADCTL set to 2, a temporary copy of the most recently saved version of the
referenced file is opened and locked. Others can open and modify the referenced drawing.
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