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Attaching Xref

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02-23-2012 04:09 PM

When we attach an exref we have to set the layer first, (XREF) and then attach the file we want.

I'm looking for a way to simplfy the process by combining the two tasks.


For one, it seems I'm not on the "right" layer when I attach an xref often.


I was thinking of a custom icon perhaps on a toolbar that when launched would first set the layer to XREF and then proceed to attaching the XREF


Appreciate you help.




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Re: Attaching Xref

02-23-2012 11:26 PM in reply to: ldcadman

Try adding the follow macro to an icon




It will create layer "Xref" and give it the colour white, then open your xref manager.



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Re: Attaching Xref

02-24-2012 05:26 AM in reply to: ldcadman

Thank you for your reply.

I'm wondering what will happen if the file I attempt to attach an Xref with that command line if it already has a layer xref?



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Re: Attaching Xref

02-24-2012 07:52 AM in reply to: ldcadman

The macro above uses -LAYER command's MAKE sub-option: look it up in HELP, it works without worries about if the layer is already in the file or not.

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