How do I turn off external references in AutoCAD?

If you want to do it with layers, you can drill down into the xref layer filter and right click and choose Freeze. This will freeze all of the xref layers. Or you can UNLOAD the xref (not detach it).

How do I delete external references?

Removing external references

  1. Do one of the following to choose Xref Manager ( ): • On the ribbon, choose Insert > Xref Manager (in Reference). On the menu, choose Insert > Xref Manager. On the Tools toolbar, click the Xref Manager tool.
  2. Select the external reference to unload.
  3. Click Unload.

How do you break references in AutoCAD?

Use this procedure to break an inserted block reference into its component parts without affecting the block definition.

  1. Click Home tab Modify panel Explode. Find.
  2. Select the objects to be exploded.

How do I unblock an external reference in AutoCAD?

To Edit Xref or Block References in Place

  1. Click Insert tab Reference panel Edit Reference.
  2. From within the current drawing, select the reference that you would like to edit.
  3. In the Reference Edit dialog box, select the specific reference that you want to edit.
  4. Click OK.

How do I delete all external references in Solidworks?

Changing or Removing References

  1. Check out the parent file.
  2. On the Contains tab, click Custom References .
  3. In the Edit User-Defined File References dialog box, do one of the following: To remove a reference, clear Referenced.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Check in the parent file.

How do you break all external references in Solidworks?

To lock, unlock, or break external references in the External References dialog box:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree:
  2. Click External References.
  3. To modify external references, select the external references and click Break Selected, Lock Selected, or Unlock Selected.
  4. Click OK.

How do you make an xref not an xref?

Alternatively detach the nested XREF from the XREF:

  1. Open the external reference file which directly references the XREF in question.
  2. Detach the nested XREF in this open XREF.
  3. Save the file.
  4. In the main drawing reload the XREF.

How do you explode an xref?

Re: Exploding Autocad Xref If you Ctrl+Right Click on the xref, and click Xref Tools, Bind, To Original Layers, it will add the entities to your drawing. Neil uses the correct term of Bind, but it will do what your wanting ie; “explode” the xref.