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Xref message: Unable to detach. Multiple references detected.

A - answer Cannot detach and erase/delete Xrefs.

This AutoCAD error message may be displayed when the main drawing contains improperly nested xrefs or the same xref is attached multiple times (on different levels).

First open the xrefs of the first (top) level and detach (or overlay) their xrefs. Save the file(s) and then return to the main drawing and repeat the command.

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18.10.2007    14963x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 9870:Xref NAME has multiple references. Not detached.
Tip 9299:What is the xref status "Unreferenced"?
Tip 8499:Batch change of page setups and purging in DWG files.
Tip 6119:Lost dynamic properties (grips) of dynamic blocks.
Tip 5342:Errors found in references to other objects

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