I know this is long, but I really need help.
I have just started a new job and I am new to Acad 2006. I have lots of
experience with 2000 and earlier releases. I need help with xrefing period.
I have little or no experience with it and the little I had was about 8
years ago. Here is my problem and I appreciate any help from any of you.
The company does not subscribe to a help subscription from ACAD.
I am working with complex multi-floor hospital plans. The files were
created by an outside architecture firm and I am the second receiver of the
files. I cannot see the drawing after I insert it into the paperspace title
block. I have inserted it in as an xref and not a block. Xref dialog box
says it is "Loaded", but I cannot see it. Somehow yesterday, I did get it
to work just like I wanted. I have not been able to duplicate it since.
After I insert it into the title block, I see a momentary flicker of the XY
USC icon. When I click on the little buttons for paper/model space on the
lower part of the screen where snap, grid, etc., I see more than one XY USC
icon which may indicate multiple inserts.
What part does VPORTS play in this?
When I had my momentary success, the drawing popped into the paperspace
screen after I typed VPORTS.
I have used the help files and the book as much as I can. The drawings were
done in 2004 and I don't think that should make any difference. I believe
xrefing is pretty much the same with all the various releases of acad. I
have a long distance friend who has been trying to help me, but since she
cannot see the files, it is difficult to see what I am talking about. I
think I have probably worn out her ear. I am the "Lone Drafter" in a small
company where I am the only one who knows cad. and I do not know anyone who
can help me with this. My last job with a major telecom company, we used
Layer Manager, which was so much easier. Unfortunately for me, it seems all
the archit. firms use xrefs.
One thing my friend said after I had the one correct file, is that I could
re-use it my saving it with the next drawing name and delete the drawing in
model space and removing all the remaining xref files. I did do this and I
was able to complete a second drawing. After that, I was not able to
replicate my first success.
What am I missing or doing wrong? I am on the verge of quitting as I cannot
seem to get it right on my own. I have never quit over something like this
and I don't want to quit now. This past week was my first week on the job.
I feel frustrated with the situation, but when I interviewed with them, I
did say I had little or no experience with xrefs. I don't have much time to
solve this problem. Any help from any of you is most appreciated and I
thank you in advance.