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CAD tip CAD tip # 12977:

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Easily find CAD/BIM document references (including missing ones) - Reference Explorer

A - answer A new feature of the Autodesk Desktop Connector (see Download) - Reference Explorer - quickly finds all external references from the specified CAD document and marks any missing files of these references. The function can be launched from the local menu of your Desktop Connector - see the Reference Explorer function. Then just drag the main (host) file into the Project Explorer window. All common CAD and BIM formats are supported - AutoCAD .DWG, .DST, Inventor .IAM, Revit .RVT, 3ds Max .MAX, Fusion 360, Solidworks .SLDASM.

Demonstration of use on a sample Inventor .IAM assembly (with two IPT files intentionally removed):

Example of use on an AutoCAD or Civil3D .DST file (project sheet set):


Or a .MAX file:


Desktop Connector will use the same reference detection when uploading a complete document (all related files) to cloud storage - just pass the main document to it.

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8.6.2021    2212×  
applies to: AutoCAD · Civil 3D · Revit · Inventor · Fusion 360 360 · 3ds Max ·

See also:
Tip 13227:Reference Explorer - quick analysis of your project or assembly (file size, xref errors).
Tip 13156:Insert or update a specific block from another DWG drawing.
Tip 12828:How to quickly delete 3rd party links to external objects in Inventor?
Tip 12616:Att2elev - move block to elevation specified by its attribute.
Tip 11959:Supported file types (applications) with reference detection in Autodesk Desktop Connector.

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