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How to clip a xref with a hole/island inside?

A - answer You want to clip an external reference or other part of your drawing but you want to suppress (wipeout, mask) an inside region, not the outside part.

There are several ways to do this - e.g.:

  1. Use XCLIP with a 'keyhole' type of the clipping polyline (a narrow path from outside to the inside isle)
  2. Instead of XCLIP use a WIPEOUT to wipe the inside hole (the usage is not limited to xrefs)
  3. Use MVIEW with regions in a layout. Draw the outside polygon, draw the inside polyline/isle, make REGIONs from both of the polylines and SUBTRACT them. Use the resulting region as a clipping object for your MVIEW.
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15.12.2005    26139x  
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See also:
Tip 9949:One layout view doesn't display border, cannot be selected.
Tip 9911:How to copy an AutoCAD DWG drawing into MS Word or other Office software?
Tip 9609:How to scale CAD objects vertically only?
Tip 9363:How to hide the frame of a wipeout, embedded DWF or DGN?
Tip 8815:Clip a drawing region to send to external cooperators.


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