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How to open a drawing without loading its Xrefs?

A - answer Use the Partial Open function to load your .DWG file (see the arrow near the Open button in the Open file dialog or the -PARTIALOPEN command).

Now check only those layers that do not belong to a Xref or check the "Unload all Xrefs on open" box.

Please note that since ADT 2004 SP1 you cannot use Partial Open on Architectural Desktop DWGs.

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18.5.2005    20622×  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2000 · AutoCAD 2006 ·

See also:
Tip 5157:How to transfer a CUI workspace to another PC?
Tip 2979:A partially clipped xref has completely disappeared.

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