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Working with Referenced Drawings and Images

You can attach drawings or raster images (such as digital photographs or scanned maps) as References to the current drawing. You can attach References to multiple drawings at the same time. Conversely, you can attach multiple drawings or images as References to a single drawing.

Use Referenced drawings to:

  • Create assembly drawings from different files.
  • Insert detail drawings into finished drawings.
  • Temporarily reference another drawing in the current drawing.

Referenced drawings are helpful when you have several people working on multiple drawings in a network. Using Referenced drawings ensures that the latest version of a Referenced drawing displays in the current drawing.

Another advantage is that within the current drawing only a link to a Referenced drawing is stored – not all of the information from the Referenced file.

In several situations, using Referenced drawings is more convenient and applicable than inserting Blocks into drawings.

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