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Xref NAME has multiple references. Not detached.

A - answer When attempting to detach an xref from a main drawing, AutoCAD displays the error "Xref NAME has multiple references. Not detached.", resp. (German version) "Xref NAME hat mehrere Referenzen. Nicht gelöst."

This is caused by referencing the given xref multiple times into the drawing. It may appear when attaching an xref in paperspace (in layouts), by inserting it into a nested block (or nested xref - A xrefs B and C but C xrefs B), or when you have a block definition with the same name.

Check your layouts and deleted/detach xrefs from there, purge unused blocks in the main drawing and in the complaining xref.

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12.6.2014    7495x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 9299:What is the xref status "Unreferenced"?
Tip 5804:Xref message: Unable to detach. Multiple references detected.
Tip 5356:Automatic list of Images in a drawing.
Tip 2513:Automatic list of Xrefs in a drawing.

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