Category Archives: XREFs

Invert XCLIP

Once you have an XCLIP created, you can can invert the XCLIP so that the area that is inside of the defined XCLIP border will be hidden and the area outside will be shown. Here’s how: Select the XCLIP boundary … Continue reading

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Create an XCLIP

For those who use XREFs, there may be times when you do not need the entire XREF to be brought into your drawing especially if the XREF is rather large. With the command XCLIP you can create a boundary around … Continue reading

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XREF Attachment Type System Variable

When attaching XREFs to your drawings, the choice to insert them as an “Overlay” or as an “Attachment” may not be so clear and might be confusing. Overlay – only the XREF that is selected is referenced in the current … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Globally Change XREF Attachment Type

If you need to Changeall of the way in which XREF’s are attached this routine is for you. This routine will change all XREFs in a drawing to either “Overlay” or “Attached.” Here’s How: X2A <enter> = All XREFs to … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Control Xref Color Here is a handy routine that has 4 functions in it. To be honest I don’t know why there are 4 functions – I can understand why 2 of them would be helpful. But it’s always nice to have … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: XREFs: Remove All Pics

As seen in a previous post [found here] which removes all XREFs in a drawing, the featured routine today only removes any pictures that are in the drawing. As seen in the animated picture below, there are .bmp and .jpg … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Remove Binding Prefixes from XREFs

After you have bound an XREF to a drawing you know the nastiness that comes into your drawing – Layers, Blocks and styles now a have a prefix added to the front of their names. This routine (I wish I … Continue reading

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Insert OSNAP

Have you ever wondered what the OSNAP that is called “INSERT” does? Well, here’s what it does: You can always set this in the “running OSNAPs” or use the OSNAP overrides (shift + right-click and select “Insert’ or entering INS … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Detach All XREFS

I found this a little while ago and noticed that there is no header – so I don’t know who wrote it. Whoever it was – thank you!! This little routine quickly detaches all XREFS from a drawing. XREFS are … Continue reading

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