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Attaching a xref to AutoCAD DWG sets a relative path automatically, can I change it to absolute?

A - answer AutoCAD 2018 adds the new system variable REFPATHTYPE, which controls whether the reference files are attached with a full, relative or none path when they are initially linked to the host DWG.

By default, this variable is set to 1 – AutoCAD uses the relative path. To use absolute path like in the previous releases, set this variable to 2. The value 0 means that the default path used for xrefs is "no path".

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4.4.2017    1227×  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2018 · AutoCAD LT 2018 ·

See also:
Tip 10394:Attach xrefs from a predefined folder (path).
Tip 9276:AutoCAD reports some xrefs as "Unresolved".
Tip 7549:DEPENDS - displaying file dependencies in a DWG drawing.
Tip 7016:Mount disks as Windows folders.
Tip 6598:How to detect all DWG files containing Xrefs?


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