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Working with the progeCAD Explorer - Working with blocks and external references

Attaching a drawing as an external reference

You can attach another drawing to the current drawing as an external reference and insert a copy of the drawing into the current drawing. The name of the external reference drawing is added to the Block Name list. Changes made later to the referenced drawing will appear in this drawing when you reload the external reference.

To attach an external reference
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Format > Explore Blocks.
  3. Type expblocks and then press Enter.
  4. On the progeCAD Explorer toolbar, click the Attach Drawing tool (
  5. ).
  1. In the Select File To Attach dialog box, select the drawing you want to attach, and then click Open.
  2. In the drawing, specify the insertion point.
  3. Specify the x, y, and z scale factor and the rotation angle, or in the prompt box, select Done.
  4. To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.
To edit the path of an external reference
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Format > Explore Blocks.
  3. Type expblocks and then press Enter.
  4. Click the path you want to change.
  5. From the Insert Block dialog box, select the new drawing you want as the external reference.
  6. Click Open.
  7. To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.