Friday, October 12, 2007


List Xref names in a DWG drawing

My AutoCAD users wanted to have an automatically updated list of Xrefs (xref names) in the main drawing. After some research I have found two methods for doing this:
  1. The RTEXT tool from Express Tools - in RTEXT use a predefined Diesel expression for xref list, e.g. $(xrefs,3) or $(xrefs,27,Xref name: )
  2. Automatic text fields - in the main drawing insert a textfield (e.g. with FIELD), select the Object properties (category), pick a Xref and select its filename property. You will have an automatic text with the full xref name + path. But you have to to it one by one for all xrefs.

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