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- Working with external references

Clipping external references

When you attach a drawing as an external reference, all of the referenced drawing displays in the current drawing. However, after you attach an external reference, you can define a clipping boundary that determines which portion of the referenced drawing is visible or hidden.

You can edit, move, or copy clipped external references the same way you modify unclipped external references. The boundary moves with the reference. If an external reference contains nested clipped external references, they also appear clipped in the drawing.

Tip In addition to clipping external references, you can also partially hide blocks using clipping boundaries.
Example of an external reference clipped using a clipping boundary.