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JaredMcCullough
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Export Model Space or Secure Layers

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04-24-2013 06:53 AM

Is there a way within Autocad to lock a layer so that only certain people have access (say using a password).

 

Also is there a way to export model space from one workbook to another. In that one is the standard company file and I want to build a sepearte workbook for my purposes (making specific paper spaces etc...) but I want to use their model space for the model space of my workbook. Also if possible to export would this exported model space make changes when changes were made on the original copy?

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Patchy
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Re: Export Model Space or Secure Layers

04-24-2013 07:14 AM in reply to: JaredMcCullough

Nothing comes with autocad that can lock a layer with password.

 

What is workbook?

 

 

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JaredMcCullough
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Re: Export Model Space or Secure Layers

04-24-2013 07:29 AM in reply to: Patchy

Sorry I was referencing files. Say at my company the engineering dept has a file with just a basic drawing in model space. I want to use the same model space in my file but be able to create layers and paper sources specific to the work I am doing. This being said I need it to update (revise) when the make changes in their file.

 

Example: They have a circle in model space. I want my model space to be the same circle but if they put a square inside their circle I need mine to update with that.

 

Essentially some sort of exporting or translating model space to different files.

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Patchy
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Re: Export Model Space or Secure Layers

04-24-2013 07:32 AM in reply to: JaredMcCullough

How about using XREF.

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JaredMcCullough
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Re: Export Model Space or Secure Layers

04-24-2013 07:36 AM in reply to: Patchy

thank you for the quick reply patchy.

 

First Question: Will this update as they update their files?

 

Second Question: Can you provide me with where I can find more insight on XREF

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Patchy
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Re: Export Model Space or Secure Layers

04-24-2013 07:42 AM in reply to: JaredMcCullough

Use XREF command, use Overlay, and load their drawing(s) into your drawing.

When autocad detects their update it will tell you the Xref drawing had been modified.

 

Youtube.com should have many about how to use XREF drawings.

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dgorsman
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Re: Export Model Space or Secure Layers

04-24-2013 07:44 AM in reply to: JaredMcCullough

External references are one of the core concepts in AutoCAD.  I cant' recommend strongly enough that you get familiar with them.

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JaredMcCullough
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Re: Export Model Space or Secure Layers

04-24-2013 07:46 AM in reply to: Patchy

Patchy I apologize but two more questions:

 

First you say that it notifies you of the changes but do you actually have to physcially make the changes yourself or does it apply them and just notify you to let you know

 

Second these can you make any changes to the layers of these drawing(s) in your document or does it act as one single layer when XREF is used

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JaredMcCullough
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Re: Export Model Space or Secure Layers

04-24-2013 07:48 AM in reply to: dgorsman

Thank you dgorsman I first wanted to make sure it was the most applicable way to approach my intended goal and now I plan on doing some homework hurray!!!

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