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Also in our office we may have 4 or 5 people working on the same project.

If everything was on one drawing in different layouts no more than one could work at one time.

If you want to restore the layer properties from the child drawings, you can set Visretain to 0 and reload the reference.

If you forget about Visretain, however, you could lose the layer settings later on.

I have 14 drawings with layouts which derive the drawing data from a single base drawing which is XREFd. go back to the base drawing, make your changes, and Save. Word of advice: change your VISRETAIN variable back to 1 if you use Viewports in layout space, or if you freeze layers a lot, because when it's set to 0, it will knock everything out everytime you Save the base file - even Viewport properties. But this is probably a good thread, and occasion, to bring this up.... What I have a great problem with understanding is....today's acad, why the need for xrefs at all???? PS deals with setting individual drawings up...change something in MS and it is reflected right though the PS layouts...more problems with xrefs..seem to keep coming up time and time again...... the thing is with us, we work off of Arch Backgrounds that sometimes get updated twice a week for 3 months straight, and we have multiple Mechanical plans working off that one floorplan.

I have then put on necessary dimensioning and leaders on to each of the 14 drawings. Abmittedly, I am civil....maybe there is a legitimate requirement for xrefs in other fields..... We might have an HVAC, Condensate, Piping, and Rooftop plan working all on one base Architectural background that is constantly being revised. just update the Floor Plan XREF, and plot the Mechanical plans, and compare the changes. of course, that was merely my

Cymro....situation is also very easily overcome without the need for xrefs.....just have to think laterally.....people working on the project are not all working on the same aspect of that project.....However, I have just changed a layer colour in my base drawing but when I save it and reload the xref in the layout drawings the colour change is not updated and I have to change it manually in each of the 14 drawings. I just can't see it....no one has tried to convince me otherwise. We had drawings with up to 20 layouts and it would take an age to switch between one and another especially if there were raster images attached.Thats why we use xrefs and most drawings have one or two layouts.Also - Styk's reason - when I do interior plans, they might change.. All xdref dwgs have a specific prefix....one comes in...off all layers except the xref layers...delete them all...change all the layers on the new xref dwg to the prefix....bring it in and explode it......I can't see a problem with that....least no more xref problems......

.02 :) :lol: One thing I hate PS layouts the more you have the longer a drawing takes to regenerate.

:) I use xrefs mostly because it's easier to work with - I can't accidently move lines that shouldn't be moved.

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Cymro....situation is also very easily overcome without the need for xrefs.....just have to think laterally.....people working on the project are not all working on the same aspect of that project.....

However, I have just changed a layer colour in my base drawing but when I save it and reload the xref in the layout drawings the colour change is not updated and I have to change it manually in each of the 14 drawings. I just can't see it....no one has tried to convince me otherwise. We had drawings with up to 20 layouts and it would take an age to switch between one and another especially if there were raster images attached.

Thats why we use xrefs and most drawings have one or two layouts.

Also - Styk's reason - when I do interior plans, they might change.. All xdref dwgs have a specific prefix....one comes in...off all layers except the xref layers...delete them all...change all the layers on the new xref dwg to the prefix....bring it in and explode it......

I can't see a problem with that....least no more xref problems......

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Cymro....situation is also very easily overcome without the need for xrefs.....just have to think laterally.....people working on the project are not all working on the same aspect of that project.....However, I have just changed a layer colour in my base drawing but when I save it and reload the xref in the layout drawings the colour change is not updated and I have to change it manually in each of the 14 drawings. I just can't see it....no one has tried to convince me otherwise. We had drawings with up to 20 layouts and it would take an age to switch between one and another especially if there were raster images attached.Thats why we use xrefs and most drawings have one or two layouts.Also - Styk's reason - when I do interior plans, they might change.. All xdref dwgs have a specific prefix....one comes in...off all layers except the xref layers...delete them all...change all the layers on the new xref dwg to the prefix....bring it in and explode it......I can't see a problem with that....least no more xref problems......

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