Hi there, we are having problems with some files at the office where the insbase of an xref is locked and will not change by inserting in the command line INSBASE and then 0,0,0. Instead the values remain locked to a random coordinate, so the only way we have to change it back is by moving the actual xref grabing it by the point that's supposed to be in 0,0,0 and then inserting the destination coordinate as 0,0,0. This is becoming a problem as xrefs get moved and it's time consuming to correct it, not to mention the confusion among everyone that work on the files on daily bases. Could anyone shed a ray of light to this problem please!
Have you gone through the exercise via the pop up windows and made sure that the Insertion Point option is unchecked and the Coords are all set to Zero?
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what do you mean by the pop-up windows? where? What I have tried is in the command line inserted INSBASE and then tried to change from there, but as I mentioned the values seem to be locked at a ramdom coordinate and once I try to change them to 0,0,0 nothing happens
Type XREF from the Command line and you should have an XREF Palette Open.
Click the Drawing tag in the upper left and choose a Drawing File.
This will open another window with options there just as Insert has.
Look for the Insertion Point here.
What version of CAD do you have?
There may be better options in the specific Forum.
oh ok, yes my insertion point is always 0,0,0. So I have no idea what's happening...it's the first time I post in the forum so I don't really know where I should post. I usually find the solution to my problems just by doing a search, but this time it seems nobody has the same problem! Thanks for your help...
Are the units the same for both files? Target and XREF?
Does the XREF file come from you or outside the office?
Glad you came here to check and see about a solution.
Usually start in the Forum for your product and if need be get directed somewhere else.