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What is the xref status "Unreferenced"?

A - answer If your External reference palette displays a status "Unreferenced" at an xref, it means that this DWG file is attached to the main drawing but it is not used (referenced) in the drawing - has no insertion point, scale, rotation. This is usually a result of an unintentional erase of the xref instance (reference), improper DWG format of the xref or of another error.

You can delete (detach) such orphaned xref - manually from the palette (right-click), or all - using PURGE or using this XDetach routine:

(defun c:XDetach (/ blk)
  (setq blk (tblnext "block" (not blk)))
  (if (and (cdr (assoc 1 blk))
           (< (cdr (assoc 70 blk)) 32))
    (command "_-xref" "_d" (cdr (assoc 2 blk))))
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See also:
Tip 10406:Setting the bubble notification timeout in AutoCAD.
Tip 8515:How to delete all Frozen or Off layers?
Tip 6119:Lost dynamic properties (grips) of dynamic blocks.
Tip 5959:How to suppress the statusline baloon notifications?
Tip 3158:Changes in layer states are not saved between sessions.

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