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*Michel, Jason
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Attachment vs. Overlay

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02-08-2000 02:10 AM
What is the difference between "attachment" and "overlay" when you are
inserting an xreference?

Thanks in advance!


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Jason Michel
Condon Consulting
jmichel@ns.condonconsulting.com
(remove ns. for direct email)
*Gilmer, Tom
Message 2 of 3 (182 Views)

Re: Attachment vs. Overlay

06-18-2001 03:47 AM in reply to: *Michel, Jason
If you open Acad Help, select the index tab and type the phrase
overlaying xrefs you will get a definition complete with pictures.

- Tom

"Jason Michel" wrote in message
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> What is the difference between "attachment" and "overlay" when you are
> inserting an xreference?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>
> --
> Jason Michel
> Condon Consulting
> jmichel@ns.condonconsulting.com
> (remove ns. for direct email)
>
*Medina, Alfredo
Message 3 of 3 (182 Views)

Re: Attachment vs. Overlay

06-18-2001 11:50 AM in reply to: *Michel, Jason
Jason,

This is the difference:
An x-ref inserted with the "attach" option *will* show up in another
drawing where its host is inserted as an x-ref, and will create in the
destination drawing all its layers and will make the destination drawing
bigger.
An x-ref inserted with the "overlay" option *will not* show up in another
drawing where its host is inserted as an x-ref and of course will not
create any layers or any other information in the destination drawing.

Suggested use of "overlay":
Assume we have a drawing called "elevation_master" containing all the
elevations of a project. In this file, the designer will insert the
"floor_plans_master" as an X-ref with the "overlay" option, so that he can
see the floor plan, rotate it, x-clip it, etc, in other words, just for a
reference. Then, the "elevation_master" file is inserted as an x-ref in the
plotting sheets, like "A-4.0". "A-4.1", etc. In these sheets, what matters
is the actual contents of "elevation_master" and not the contents of
"floor_plans_master" anymore. As the floor plans were inserted as "overlay"
in the "elevation_master" they will not show up on the sheets, preventing
these sheets from becoming overloaded with unnecessary layers and
information.

Alfredo Medina
alfmedina@hotmail.com
Moderator

Jason Michel wrote:
>
> What is the difference between "attachment" and "overlay" when you are
> inserting an xreference?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> --
> Jason Michel
> Condon Consulting
> jmichel@ns.condonconsulting.com
> (remove ns. for direct email)

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