XREF Load Status Full

XREF Load Status Full

Win32 and 64, English

Red Transit Consultants, LLC
Loads/Unloads references before opening the selected drawing file.

General Usage Instructions

Begin by checking whether or not nested reference tracking is desired, and then select a drawing file.

Upon selection app will go through all the references of the file and provide feedback information as to which references are loaded, and unloaded, and which references are not available for loading/unloading.

References not available will have a reason such as nested reference - which cannot be processed because it's a tie to another file. Tracking nested references will report what the parent drawing file is.

Check the desired references to unload or reload, then hit the corresponding button action desired. Save only - saves the file with references modified as selected.

Save and open - saves the file with references modified as selected and then opens the file. Open without saving - does not make any modifications to the file but opens it.NOTE: All PDFs, DGNs, and DWFs must be manually reloaded inside the drawing environment through the XREF Manager.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Loads/Unloads references prior to opening selected drawing file.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from the Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

This product has been tested for both Windows 32bit and 64bit systems.

Known Issues

Depending on file sizes, the app may seem to lag slightly and may appear to lock up, but it will return with results. Tracking nested references can take a minute to run depending on file structures and will sometimes appear as if the software has locked up.

Let it run its course, it will return once it has completed. The app has to iterate through all the references attached to the file, open each of those references look through the references of those files, and continue looping until the parent file has been found.

If Reference file names are different than the path, references may appear under References Unavailable with 'File not found'. This is due to the file name being different than that block name. The application only allows for the unloading of DWFs, PDFs, and DGNs. To reload, open the drawing and manually load.


Company Name: Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Author/Company Information

Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Support Information

At any time, simply email steve@redtransitconsultants.com, and provide the application plugin name or command name and a detailed description of the error that occurred. We will get back to you as soon as possible and determine a solution to the issue.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Added 2024 product support.

Updated icons and help menu. Added area for references unavailable for loading/unloading with reasoning (ie: Nested, file not found, unreferenced). Added ability to track nested reference files to find their parent file - output is added to the references unavailable window.

Original Release

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