If you have a hardcopy and need to draw it in Auto CAD, there is no faster way than to scan it, insert the image and trace right over it.
I have converted thousands of drawings for my clients and this is the best method for doing so.
Also I’ll talk about some common pit-falls that often cause problems.
If it wasn’t already obvious to you, XREF stands for external reference.
This is vague, so Auto CAD® has to prepare for anything.
XREFs can be an extremely helpful tool at your disposal when used well. In this article I am going to go through how to use XREFs and talk about some best practice tips to get the most out of your XREFs.
But what actually is the cause of Auto CAD® freezing?
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If you’ve implemented sheet set functionality, with its many benefits, but are experiencing some performance problems, be sure and check out the valuable suggestions offered by Tom Stoeckel, Global Technical Lead at Autodesk.
Tom indicates that “the performance of sheet sets is largely dependent on the following factors: the speed of the network, the number of sheets in the sheet set, and the number of users on the network that are accessing the same sheet set.” In his document on the Auto CAD Support and Services site, Tom provides detailed tips to help you maximize sheet set performance.
Receiving Auto CAD files with XREF can give us headache.
You probably already familiar with this warning: It means that Auto CAD can’t find the reference files, because the file location on your computer is not the same with the sender’s computer.
They are also ideal for situations in which multiple people work on a drawing.