Many times when I try to attach a xref and do a zoom extents, I cannot find the drawing. I change my limits to -999999,-999999 and 999999,999999 but still nothing. This seems to be a random problem.
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If you have drawing A with C3D objects in it (such as a Surface), you then open drawing B and Xref A as on overlay. Now add some surface labels for the xref'ed surface in A. If you now try to Xref B into a drawing C, you will have broken labels sinc ethe overlay'ed drawing A is not available for the Labels in B to update from....make sense? So now in C you will have these "broken reference" labels all at 0,0, and if the drawings themselves are at normal State Plane coordinates of say 300,000/1,000,000 then a zoom extents will not appear to display anything since these objects will be too small to see. Try selecting with a crossing selection near 0,0 and you will likely find the culprit.
I do have the same trouble. I have a drawing "A" with limits 0,0 to 36,24. I am trying to attach this drawing to a layout of dwg "B". I can see it in reference diaglog box, but I dont find it in layout. I checked all other options like layer on, fade -90, everything is ok. I did quickselect xref and It is selecting the ref "A" with a grip point at 0,0. But I dont see it.
However, I had xrefed again in model. I find it attached at different location coordinates -2960277.4188,-13825882.14. But the insertion point in properties shows me 0,0,0 and scale as 1.0.
Can anyone suggest me how to correct this bug?
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You're generally better off starting a new thread than adding to an old one with a new question. I don't think your problem is related. You can't x-ref a drawing into a layout, paperspace, as far as I know. Try inserting it as a block instead.
I don't quite follow the problem you had with x-reffing into model. Let me ask you: is drawing A drawn in model or paper? You can only x-ref what is in the model space.
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Actually we can xref a drawing A (which is drawn in model) to paperspace of dwg B. I always do that for titleblock.
The drawing which I draw is in model space with limits 0,0 and 36,24. When I xref it in dwg B - it is not inserting at 0,0. It is inserting at -2960277.4188,-13825882.14. which is far away. I units are matched, which is feet (both dwgs). I dont know why it is not inserting at 0,0.
Yes you can. I do it all the time for key maps.