Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Binding external references, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
Now that I'm in my electrical drawing,…I need to reference in the floor plan,…so that I can place my outlets.…I'm gonna type in xref, which brings up…the Reference Manager palette.…I'll click the + here, locate my floor plan, and click Open.…I'm gonna leave most of the settings…as Default, and just click OK,…place my external reference, and zoom out.…I'm gonna close the Reference Manager for the moment.…And now I need to place a few outlets…around the perimeter of the room.…
I'm gonna go over to the Layers palette, and I can notice…that the externally referenced drawing…has all of the layer names and all the layers…from the original file and "xref-Floor" has been appended…to the beginning of each of those layer names.…This lets me know that these layers…are only in the drawing as part of the xref.…I'll double-click to make Outlets my current layer.…I'm gonna go to Insert and find my outlet block.…This is a dynamic block so I can press…Ctrl and use my alignment parameter…to easily place a bunch of my outlets.…
Once I have a few outlets, my work is done,…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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