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Where does AutoCAD 2004 search for drawing xrefs?

A - answer AutoCAD 2004 with its functions for Xref relative paths uses the following order of folders to search for an external reference file:
  1. Explicit path associated with xref
  2. Current folder of the host drawing
  3. Project paths
  4. Paths defined as Support paths
  5. Start-in folder
ACAD2004LT2004
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27.2.2003    6221x  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2004 · AutoCAD LT 2004 ·

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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