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anikakramer2006
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Bind external references is not working

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03-04-2014 12:42 AM

Hi,

 

we are using DWG TrueView 2013 on Windows 7 64-bit.

I tried to convert a drawing with an attached XRef using the DWG TrueView 2013.

I 've configured  "Bind external references" in the Actions group (see attached picture)

I've checked the Referenz-Manager from the main drawing first and everything is fine.

After Convert, the XRef is still a Xref and not binded. Is there something wrong in my configuration?

 

 

Hi,

first I have to correct myself. I asked Autodesk and they informed me I might have this problems caused by circular references although they are overlays. You can bind simply references but you have to check the results and otherwise use the Zip-Function like Joann Hogan told me before and thank you for telling me that there is an ReferenceManager inside the TrueView where you can check all references, didn't know that before. .

Ani

 

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Re: Bind external references is not working

03-04-2014 03:27 AM in reply to: anikakramer2006

What you are busy creating there is a eTransmittal (Zip or EXE files)

 

What I would rather do is:

Open the xref manager

RIght Click on the Xref

Go to Bind and select Insert (It places the xref in your drawing as a block)

Save the drawing

 

DWG Trueview can open .dwg drawings so no need to convert the drawings, you can now open the saved drawing in DWG Trueviewer

If this post solved your issue please mark as solved and Kudos are always welcome =)

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Re: Bind external references is not working

03-04-2014 04:38 AM in reply to: JoAnn_Hogan

Thank you for the quick response.:smileyhappy:

 

If you bind References with the ReferenzManager inside DWG TrueView, how can you save the drawing with the binded XRefs?

The problem is, I need this for our project management and partners who don't have AutoCAD but DWG TrueView.

They have to send the drawings by Mail to our customers or projekt partners.

Not everybody knows how to mangage drawings with external References

and if the drawing is just for documentation and not for further drafting I think it is better to bind the references.

So for this I found the nice option at the DWG TrueView. It would be nice to just config a setup and bind all the external references with

one mouse click.

So my simple question =  is "Bind external references" working inside DWG TrueView or not

or what I'm doing wrong?

 

Thanks,

Ani

 

 

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pendean
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Re: Bind external references is not working

03-04-2014 06:11 AM in reply to: anikakramer2006
DTV does not write to a DWG file. I don't see how it would bind a file.

Use AutoCAD to control content, and binding.
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Re: Bind external references is not working

03-04-2014 06:30 AM in reply to: pendean

Hi there,

 

Inside the DWG TrueView you have to option to convert DWG's

 

This is how you get there:

Ribbon "Home":

DWG Convert > Button Conversion Setups... > Modify >  GroupBox Actions > CheckBox Bind external references (Bind, Insert)....

(also see attached picture from post)

 

 

 

Ani

 

 

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pendean
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Re: Bind external references is not working

03-04-2014 10:45 AM in reply to: anikakramer2006
You asked:
" inside DWG TrueView, how can you save the drawing with the binded XRefs"
I answered:
"DTV does not write to a DWG file"

Otherwise those are good instructions on how to convert a file, what DTV does on the side with an external epplication it calls (the old and now buried DWGCONVERT program).
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Re: Bind external references is not working

03-04-2014 09:52 PM in reply to: pendean

Hi,

yes and you're right, I was just answering the post before.

At the end, for my TrueView workflow and documentation I came to the result,

you can convert, purge drawings, check and fix errors but

Bind external references is not working. Maybe I have to check if it is working inside the 2014er Version

or just adapt my workflow.

 

Ani

 

 

 

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Re: Bind external references is not working

03-06-2014 10:34 PM in reply to: anikakramer2006

Hi,

first I have to correct myself. I asked Autodesk and they informed me I might have this problems caused by circular references although they are overlays. You can bind simply references but you have to check the results and otherwise use the Zip-Function like Joann Hogan told me before and thank you for telling me that there is an ReferenceManager inside the TrueView where you can check all references, didn't know that before. .

Ani

 

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