Externally referencing a drawing file


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Externally referencing a drawing file

An external reference is a link that's made to another file. If you link to a drawing, you can display any of the geometry in that drawing without having to carry all of that line work in your current file. External referencing is widely used in production work where projects are large and geometry is split up into multiple drawings. Fortunately, the Mac edition of AutoCAD is very similar to the Windows version when it comes to managing reference files. In this lesson, we are going to learn how to attach and manage an external reference. On my screen, I had a drawing that represents an existing site.

The cyan line represents a property boundary, and on this site, I have an existing building and parking lot. Let's say that this site is going to be redesigned such that it can accommodate a small fast food restaurant. Let's also say that I've just received the latest site plan from the architect. Rather than inserting the new site plan, I'm going to reference it, this way ...

Externally referencing a drawing file
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Externally referencing a drawing file provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011: Migrating from Windows to Mac

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