I find myself on the tail end of a government project that has gone on for more than 5 years. cleaning up submittal drawing when some of the equipment has already been torn out and replaced....
yes, I fish for sympathy. but that's not the question, really, just the background.
I have never found much use for xrefs, since mine is basically a one seat company. these drawings have xrefs nested 6 levels deep. different versions, all the BS you would expect.
client asks other firm to send me files for me to edit. everybody is trying to get along - that's not the problem.
communications is the problem. the cad operator ultimately responsible to accumulate the data and burn me a CD really does not understand xrefs and I always end up without something. which is real irritating because I am so damned unfamiliar with them that I am not much help, unless I were sitting at HIS computer and could do a little searching.
is there a "best" command that would bind all the xrefs into one huge file so I could be sure I have everything and just sort out from there? (or would I even want to try all that sorting)
after all these years, the government employee in charge of reviewing the drawings usually is in enough of a hurry that the person sending me files needs to get it right the first time.
all suggestions welcome
Happy New Year to all.