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- Working with external references

Changing the path for external references

If the file associated with an external reference is moved to a different directory or renamed, the program displays a message indicating that it cannot load the external reference. You can re-establish the link to the file by doing any of the following:

Change the path for the external reference.

Specify additional directories for progeCAD to search. This is especially helpful if you have several external references that have moved to a new directory.

To change the path for a single external reference
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Insert > Xref Manager.
  3. On the Reference toolbar, click the External Reference tool (
  4. ).
  • Type xrm and then press Enter.
  • Select the external reference whose path you want to change.
  • In Xref Path, do one of the following:
  • Enter a new filename or location.
  • Click Browse to locate and select the referenced drawing.

progeCAD reloads the specified external reference automatically.

  1. NOTE You cannot recursively reference a drawing from the same original drawing.
To change the search paths for all external references in the drawing
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Insert > Xref Manager.
  3. On the Reference toolbar, click the External Reference tool (
  4. ).
  • Type xrm and then press Enter.
  • In Additional Xref Search Paths, do one of the following:
  • Enter a new directory and its path. Separate multiple paths with a semicolon, for example, c:\My Drawings;d:\My Drawings\Backup.
  • Click Browse to locate and select a directory.

progeCAD searches the specified directories; any found external references are reloaded automatically.