In this video, Shaun Bryant shows how to update the reference path type from the default relative path setting to the absolute path setting.
- [Instructor] So we're back in our HostDrawing.dwg file.…And as you can see right now,…we have a file referenced into our host drawing file.…And that's our ExternalReferences.dwg file.…Now the way that I can check that is go to…the Insert tab on the ribbon, up to the Reference panel,…click here to get the External References palette,…and you can see there's my ExternalReferences file there…that I've referenced into my host drawing.…If I select that now in the References palette,…you can see it highlights in the drawing there…as I select it, but more importantly if I come down here,…you can see the saved path is relative.…
That .\ indicates that it is a relative path,…and that the ExternalReferences.dwg file…is in the same folder as the host drawing file.…Now, basically what we can do here…is we can change our path type.…Now that doesn't mean that we're changing the path location.…We're just changing the path type from relative…to what they call absolute,…which is actual physical file path.…It's very easy to do.…
- Working with the File Navigation dialog box
- Using the Quick Access Toolbar
- Updating reference paths
- Changing path types
- Finding and replacing reference files
- Renaming unloaded references
- Using linetype gap selection
- Sharing design views from AutoCAD
- Setting a PDF layer
- Using the PDFIMPORT and PDFATTACH commands
- Changing text to MTEXT
Skill Level Intermediate
1. User Interface
2. External References
3. Off-Screen Selection
Using off-screen selection2m 20s
4. Linetype Gap Selection
Using linetype gap selection2m 10s
5. Sharing Design View
6. Using PDFs In AutoCAD
7. Changing Text To MTEXT
8. Technology and Performance
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