Additional EXTRAS with Xrefs! What options do we have?

We already know why Xrefs are so useful but let’s take a deeper look at what additional Extras they offer. Layers First and one of my favourite “Extras” is freedom to change reference’s layers in current drawing without affecting the reference drawing. When we open Layer Properties we see all layers coming from references with xref’s … Read more

Xref Attach or Overly? What is the difference?

As we continue to tear apart those Xrefs we come across Reference type. As promised in  Using Xref first step! How to attach Xref? we will look at two different reference types we have – Attachment and Overly. Attached external reference Attached will mean that referenced drawing (for example “A.dwg”) will be part of current drawing (for … Read more

Using Xref first step! How to attach Xref?

In the previous post about Xrefs we talked about the definition of external references and what are they used for. Here we will learn how to properly attach an Xref and what are the different options. How to attach Xref? Before we attach drawing we need to have it, so in this example we will use … Read more

Layer States, EASY Job! (What is Layer States and How to Use them?)

In my opinion, Layer States are a bit more complex and are used by people who already have some projects done with AutoCAD. So let’s dive deeper into our AutoCAD knowledge and find out what is that mysterious thing. What is Layer States? Well Layer States is a picture of your existing Layer Settings, and you … Read more

Slow Drawings! (5 Ways to Improve AutoCAD Performance)

I am sure you have had this problem with drawing files, they become slower and slower until it is almost impossible to work with them. Suddenly you are starting to get some “FATAL errors” and random program crashes. Don’t worry, it is a common thing with AutoCAD, but now we have some solutions which can … Read more