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xref - architectural
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* October 31, 2017, 03:54:18 AM
I am drawing a house with a complicated roof . The roof extends down to the ground storey in places.
I decided to xref the 2 storeys into a separate roof drawing. Once this is done xref the roof drawing back into the ground and first floor drawing - so that I could adjust the walls. - Silly Idea
unfortunately it causes problems when saving because you now have a reference drawing that references a drawing with the same name.
Is there a way around this?

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October 31, 2017, 04:54:26 AM
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Yes, add the story number to the appropriate file name.


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* October 31, 2017, 08:44:56 PM
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What do you mean?

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November 01, 2017, 01:49:53 AM
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You state that your problem is referencing two files that have the same name. The solution is to use two different files that have different names.


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* November 01, 2017, 02:27:54 AM
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But I want to be able to xref all 3 files into eachother. I need to see the roof in both the plan(walls, windows and doors) files and the plans in the roof file. So I can Use the layout of the plans to create the roof.
Then use the roof to adjust the height of the walls. I don't want to detach the roof drawing every time I need to save.

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November 01, 2017, 03:29:06 AM
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I don't think so, but I could be wrong.

XRefs cannot be edited in the referencing document unless it is Exploded (which breaks the link to the referenced document).


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* November 01, 2017, 08:36:07 PM
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You can not truly cross reference them either - it only works one way. It is a pity

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* November 01, 2017, 10:24:39 PM
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I could be wrong, but it sounds like you wish to create a 'circular reference', this is generally a 'no-no' in many programs (Excel being the most obvious but also AutoCAD and Solidworks are ones I googled).

With 3 or more files one can attempt to avoid circular reference by bringing in the xref's as overlay instead of attach, as this only bring in the xref from one file ignoring nested xref's, but doing it that way you would probably never have a complete drawing with everything in it (and it doesn't work with just 2 files as one still has a circular reference.

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* November 02, 2017, 01:16:10 AM
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Yes that is exactly what I want. I do use overlay but that doesn't work either.
 I am surprised it doesn't work in Acad because the whole point of working in xrefs is that more then one person can work on a project at a time. If you cant have a circular reference how do the different disciplines check that their drawings are compatible without having to reload the xref every time?

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