Alvin, You can insert any drawing file as an external reference or xref in the current drawing.
When you attach a drawing file as an xref, you link that referenced drawing to the current drawing. Any changes to the referenced drawing are displayed in the current drawing when it is opened or reloaded.
A drawing file can be attached as an xref to multiple drawings at the same time. Conversely, multiple drawings can be attached as referenced drawings to a single drawing.
Also, from TC manual:
An external reference (xref) is a kind of a block in that it is
stored in the current drawingâ€™s block library. However,
unlike a block, the objects associated with an xref definition
are not stored in the current drawing; they are stored in
another drawing file. When you create an xref, the entire
contents of this other file are imported as a block. See
"Blocks" on page 269.
Xrefs are usually used to display the geometry of a common
base drawing in the current drawing, such as a frame. They
can be taken from files any formats readable by TurboCAD
(see "Other CAD Formats" on page 3).
Only files that have objects in Model Space can be added as
1. To import another drawing as a block (xref), select
Format / Create External Reference.
2. In the External Reference File Location window,
select a file type and locate the desired file.
3. If you want the path to the referenced drawing to be
relative to the current drawing (as opposed to an
absolute path), check Return Path as Relative.
4. The selected file is added to the block library of the
current file. You can view it and insert it using the
Blocks Palette. However, you cannot edit an xref in the
Blocks Palette - you must change the original file.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2010, 05:06:52 PM by Steve The Kiwi »
CREO 3 and 5
TC2019 Pro Platinum CADCAM
Hexagon VISI 2020.1 CADCAM
Christchurch, Middle Earth.