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Change Xref Saved Path

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07-27-2010 08:21 AM
I am opening a drawing I did with 2006 with 2011. Since then we have changed our folder structure, and Acad cant find the xref'ed file. I cant seem to figure out how to change the saved path. Is it possible?

Open your Xref manager > select missing xref > Now down at the bottom under Details you'll see "Found at".  Click the browse button (...) at the right and find your new xref location.  Select the file, click "Open", done.

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Re: Change Xref Saved Path

07-27-2010 08:24 AM in reply to: cadsurf

Open your Xref manager > select missing xref > Now down at the bottom under Details you'll see "Found at".  Click the browse button (...) at the right and find your new xref location.  Select the file, click "Open", done.

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Re: Change Xref Saved Path

07-27-2010 08:29 AM in reply to: tschau3
thanks, My xref manager window was not stretched enough. I could not see the bottom two lines.
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Re: Change Xref Saved Path

01-08-2015 09:43 AM in reply to: tschau3

Is this possible in newer versions of CAD now?  I don't see this option in 2014.  I'm setting up the second phase drawings for a project and want to essentially copy the old ones, but it would be much easier to redefine an x-ref than having to re-insert them.  I thought I used to be able to do this, but changing the path/drawing doesn't seem to be an option in 2014. Thanks!

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Re: Change Xref Saved Path

01-09-2015 04:30 AM in reply to: karengray2783
What command in 2014? It's still an ability/feature. Post a screenshot of your popup if you can too.
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Re: Change Xref Saved Path

01-09-2015 04:41 AM in reply to: karengray2783

Just had this problem, and the above advice of cadsurf fixed it for me in 2014:

 

"thanks, My xref manager window was not stretched enough. I could not see the bottom two lines."

 

So just stretch the Xref manager window downwards and two or three new options will appear (see attached screenshot)

 

Looking at my screenshot: click the button with 3 dots, circled in green with the arrow pointing to it. This opens the "browse" window seen on the left.

 

This fixed it for me and the xref opened in the same location as before, as I hoped it would.

 

 

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Re: Change Xref Saved Path

01-09-2015 05:41 AM in reply to: cam01096

Got it - the details at the bottom of the xref manager were minimized.  Thanks for the help!

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