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By Guilherme Seror
#303527
Hi,

I've recently updated my Archicad to version 23 an ever since I've been experiencing a problem when attaching a Xref dwg. Before I click on the node to insert the xref I can see the outline of the drawing but after that, nothing happens... I've seen some videos and read some articles but they were not helpful. Hope someone can help me with that.

Thanks in advance!
#303632
Hello Guilherme Seror,

It happens regulary that the dwg are positioned very very far from the origin or that the unit of the dwg is wrong (wrong scale too). Did you try to zoom out ? Have you checked the presence of the dwg in the Xref manager ? Did you try to put your dwg by importing it like a drawing ? did you check you dwg first ?
Last edited by Christophe Fortineau on Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
#303794
Hi Cristophe,

When I import the dwg as a drawing it works perfectly, but I need it as an xref so i can edit and convert the lines into construction elements. I tried to zoom out, zoom extents, verify the xref manager but still can't figure out what's happening.

My friend is currently using Archicad 22 and I did a test to verify if the function was working there, and for my surprise it was. So maybe it is really a problem with the current 23 version.
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By Barry Kelly
#303836
Guilherme Seror wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:42 pm
When I import the dwg as a drawing it works perfectly, but I need it as an xref so i can edit and convert the lines into construction elements.

You can explode a placed drawing if you need to.
I have never had the need to use XREF.
I am sure it is just there to keep old Auotocad users happy. :wink:

Barry.