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Xref Fading & Greying

An external reference, or Xref, is a reference to a drawing outside of the current drawing. As it is a reference it's often subordinate to the drawing it's referenced to. With 'Xref Fade & Grey' you can make the drawing graphically subordinate. In what way is up to you. After you select it you can make the xref grey, color it or fade it. Or a combination of those options. If you decide to color it the only thing you have to do after selecting the xref, is selecting a color in which the xref needs to turn. You select a color by selecting an entity in the drawing which has the desired color. If you want to emphasise an entity in the xref, make sure that entity is not colored 'ByLayer' in the original drawing. Color those entities red for instance and xref that drawing into another. Use 'Xref Fade & Grey', turn it grey. You will see the entities you turned red standing out from a grey drawing.

Command summery

Entry:
XFG
Applies to:
external reference
Effect:
Change the color of selected external reference
Tags:
color, darken, fade, gray, grey, Xref
Categories:
Color, managers
Suitability:
No additional suitability information
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Development Log

june 2014
The selection procedure has been modified. You can now either select a Xref right away or specify if you want to select a nested Xref or the previous Xref, if you already picked one before. It saves you answering the question if you want to use the previous Xref and you don't have to select a nested Xref through the main menu anymore.

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