AutoCAD: a thousand binds with RefMan

When working with Autodesk® AutoCAD® software, it still happens that sometimes you just have to get rid of External References in a project.

Reasons vary, but there are plenty: the drawings have to be imported to a software that does not support External References, the contract specifies that delivered files can’t contain external references, contractors ask for a single file, …

In this entry, we explain how to use RefMan to quickly Bind or get rid of all External References in a project, no matter how big it is; while making it easy to keep working with External References.

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AutoCAD: purge obsolete External References with RefMan

When working with Autodesk® AutoCAD® software and External References, it might happen that things move around and not all DWG® files are updated.

This can happen because of contract requirements of file versioning, merging or splitting data across different references, adapting a standard to the realities of the project, …

In this entry, we explain how to use RefMan and its quick overview to avoid or detect and correct early that situation.

As usual, we treat projects as if they had hundreds or a thousand files, but this is also applicable to projects with a smaller file count.

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AutoCAD: External Reference overview and path update with RefMan

If you work with Autodesk® AutoCAD® software in large projects, you probably use External References.

But precisely in large projects, managing those references can be a time drain. Which is why we added RefMan as one of our apps.

RefMan allows you to manage External References in projects with hundreds or even thousands of DWG® files.

In this entry, we explain how to use RefMan to quickly have an overview of all External References and whether or not they are correctly set up and how to fix things quickly when they aren’t perfect.

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