Xref Object Manager (XOM)

Xref Object Manager (XOM)

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Description

Xref Object Manager (XOM) is an add-in application coded entirely using AutoLISP®/Visual LISP® offering 100% Autodesk® AutoCAD® (backward and forwards) compatibility.  XOM provides a dynamic graphic user interface (GUI) to present a number of operations (some built-in to AutoCAD while others are newly added) to manage External Reference Objects displayed both in a Tree and a List view contained in the current drawing database.

XOM Operations:

  1. Attach – implements AutoCAD's XAttach command on the current selected External Reference Object
  2. Open – an operation similar to AutoCAD’s XOpen command allowing the selected External Reference Object to be opened as a drawing for editing (SDI needs to be disabled for this operation).
  3. Copy – a new operation that takes the current selected External Reference Object and generates a new Copy using the same drawing path name ready for placement into the current drawing.
  4. Delete – implements AutoCAD’s Xref Detach command on the currently selected top-level External Reference Object (nested External Reference Objects will not be deleted).
  5. Unload – implements AutoCAD’s Xref Unload command on the currently selected External Reference Object.
  6. Reload – implements AutoCAD’s Xref Reload command on the currently selected External Reference Object. 
  7. RePath – a new operation automating the sequence of selecting a new drawing path for the current selected External Reference Object and then renaming it to match the new path drawing name.
  8. EqPath – a new operation that automates the process of renaming the current selected External Reference Object to match the referenced path drawing name.
  9. Bind – implements AutoCAD’s Xref Bind command on the selected External Reference Object using either Bind or Insert.
  10. PType – implements AutoCAD’s Xref PathType command on the selected External Reference Object changing it to one of the following: Full, Relative, or No Path.
  11. Rename - similar to AutoCAD's Rename command but also gives the user the option to rename a selected nested External Reference Object with a new name.
  12. Show – a new operation that highlights and zooms in onto an instance of the current selected External Reference Object located in the current drawing space.

XOM Export Command: Exports a log file in the format of a Tree View, List View or both writing all the External Reference Objects including their paths into a text file and opening it in Windows’ Notepad for review.

About This Version

Version 2.0.0, 1/9/2024
Added the following: List Box: Tree View; Operation Buttons: Open, Unload, Reload, Bind & PType; Export: Xref Object Tree + List View & Report after Operation; Help: Updated built-in help.


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  • Please allow Unloading
    BRANDON GUM | December 12, 2023

    Please add the ability to unload Xrefs rather than detach.

    Paul Li (Publisher) | December 13, 2023

    Thanks for your suggestion. This is something that'll be considered in the next release.

    Paul Li (Publisher) | January 09, 2024

    This operation and a number of others have been added in v2.0.0. Please download and give it a try.

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