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01-10-2013 05:44 AM


I have tried to import a DWG-file to my drawing. But it does not work. The XREF-file just appears as dots on the screen. The DWG-file I try to import has anoter UCS. Is that the problem? I have tried to search on internet without any results. Could anyone please help me out here!


I can do it the opposit way, import the file with the normal World-UCS into the file the different UCS.


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Re: Xref-problem

01-10-2013 09:43 AM in reply to: nickluz

I suspect if the xref has another UCS, then when you bring it in, your drawing may be looking at the side of the xref.

When you look at the World UCS in the xref drawing, what does it look like?

Type the following in to get a plan view of the world UCS.

UCS > W  


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Re: Xref-problem

05-30-2014 11:29 AM in reply to: hardin

I have this same problem.  UCS adjustments don't seem to make any difference for me...

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Re: Xref-problem

05-30-2014 11:37 AM in reply to: RobR88


Linetypes? LTSCALE?

When using xrefs, one usually has both drawings in World UCS.

What about 3DCLIP settings? Are front or back clip planes turned on for some weird reason?

Is the file coming in at an elevation that is out of range of viewport settings?

ID a point and see if the Z value is something bizzarre.

If you bring the xref into a totally new/fresh/Acad default drawing do you have the same issues?


Lots of things to try...

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Message 5 of 5 (54 Views)

Re: Xref-problem

05-30-2014 12:05 PM in reply to: RobR88

Can you post a screen shot or (better yet) copies of your two files?

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