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Is there a way to Bind a a drawing?

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Is it possible to a bind a vectorworks drawing including all external references as you can with AutoCAD? This would really help our filing and archiving procedures.

We are using version 2012 fundamentals.

Thanks

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James, I don't think this is as simple as in AutoCAD, but you can delete a reference in the target file and choose to save the reference viewports and referenced resources. In the case of viewports, a new design layer is automatically created which contains the objects originally referenced instead of a viewport, and the layer in which the viewport existed still contains a viewport, but is internally linked to the newly-created design layer. Because of the new layers, one has to tweak visibilities to get things to show up correctly, but the material is essentially consolidated into a single file. I don't use this functionality, so I can't speak to other issues that lurk in the details.

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One way:

Save the file and all possible reference files into a single folder.

Edit these references to "Save reference location: Path relative to current document"

Any other referenced files delete the reference as Pete details above.

Save

Archive the folder.

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