AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Save without including xrefs

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01-04-2013 09:24 AM

I will be working with a company across town on a drawing set.  Let's call my company CompanyA and them CompanyB. We will be colaberating on the drawing together possibly in realtime. What I need to do is to be able to xref their drawing into mine and mine into theirs and I need to be able to still make changes to my drawing and them to theirs.

CompanyA - DrawingA
CompanyB - DrawingB

DrawingA will xref DrawingB
DrawingB will xref DrawingA

When I make changes to my drawing I need to be able to save it without the attched xref so as not to nest the xrefs in a loop.

We will be working together via VPN in realtime.

Does this make any sense?

Is this possible?

Thanks for your help.


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Re: Save without including xrefs

01-05-2013 02:13 PM in reply to: ronbeck
AutoCAD offers no such ability to do that.
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Re: Save without including xrefs

01-07-2013 09:09 AM in reply to: ronbeck

Just attach their drawing to yours as an overlay instead of an attachment. Have them do the same with your drawing.

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