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Alan Woodwell

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Why would you use one option over another in referencing another drawing into you current drawing?


Option 1 Create a new viewport with an external reference.

Option 2 Create a new reference from the Organization Palette.




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Convenience mostly?

Option 1 is useful when you haven't done option 2 before going to make the viewport.

Then again not sure why you would have done option 2 first if you want to make a viewport. Still would be odd if there was no new button in that interface and well legacy referencing needs the button.

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Alan, my understanding of it is that the reference is automatically created when you create a viewport from an external file.  So you get to save a step, I think.

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Have found that in the VP option you can double click and go to the Referenced file easily and turn off Classes in the VP. Option 2 harder to edit the VP and turn off Classes.

I only ask this question because others in the office have done it option 2 for ever and I now use the VP and don't find an issue but they seem to have less control over the Referenced file, so they asked Why use one over the other.

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