I have a large plan with numerous xrefs, and am creating 3 drawing with plan details from 15 specific small locations within the project extent (i.e. 15x rectangular areas, 5 of which get put onto each of the 3 layouts/drawings, all in the one .dwg file).
Is there a way to XCLIP all xrefs by selecting MULTIPLE (Closed) POLYLINES/Rectangles rather than trying to draw one crazy closed polygon which connects all 15 rectangles?
would make things much cleaner and easier!
Edit: I am aware i could copy the xref 14 times and xclip each version once, but i'm after a cleaner solution, if possible. Could a lisp potentially be written to solve this or is it impossible with current autocad versions? (running 2011)
Why don't create 15 windows in paper space?
thanks for the suggestion.
The x15 plan view windows actually each form a plan & section detail. The section details I want to draw by projecting the plan points down directly underneath the location of the plan rectangle, and there's too much other crap/unwanted stuff from the xrefs which are in the way to work efficiently.
If there's no solution which does what I'm after then I might have to just do what you suggest and draw my sections from the Layout tabs, directly underneath the 15x rectangular viewport windows.
does anyone know whether it be possible for a genius to write a lisp to do what i was asking, or am I wasting my breath by just asking around?
When I need to project lines down to draw sections I use the VIEWPORTS command in ModelSpace, create two horizontal VPs, get the two setup the way I want and save, pan over in each for another section, save again, etc.
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