thanx in advance I guess I don't get something here- if the clip (pline) is unique to each current dwg, what would change in the xref?
Or do you mean that since it's clipped, the xref file will not reload?
When using the External References palette, it is recommended that you turn on the Auto-hide feature or anchor the palette.
The palette will then hide automatically when you specify the insertion point of the external reference.
And XEDIT Controls whether the current drawing can be edited in-place when being referenced by another drawing.
You can update the XREF paths from here by overwriting the “found at” path, or by selecting the ellipsis (…) in this field and browsing to the drawing.lolmy mistake perhaps i mis typed something the clipping is not the issue certain text and things have been added to the original dwg, that I am x reffing..when i try and reload the xref in other dwgs.lol Ok, if I understand right, I think it's VISRETAIN you are looking for...When you attach a drawing file as an xref, you link that referenced drawing to the current drawing.Any changes to the referenced drawing are displayed in the current drawing when it is opened or reloaded.