DXF/DWG and DWF references

When you import a single DXF, DWG, or DWF file, you can choose to reference the original file, instead of importing the objects directly. This allows you to easily update the imported objects when the original file changes. It also prevents the creation of additional classes, layers, and resources.

Create the reference during the import process, or create a new reference from the Organization dialog box. If Vectorworks Design Suite is installed, by default, the DXF, DWG, or DWF file is imported as Referenced object, which is actually a design layer viewport. Optionally, you can choose the Layer import setting in the Organization dialog box to import to a referenced design layer instead.

See Concept: Workgroups and referencing for more information about creating and using references.

If the reference is a design layer viewport, you can edit the viewport as follows (also see Modifying viewports):

From the Object Info palette, edit the classes and layers shown in the viewport.

Right-click on the viewport and select the Edit Crop command to edit the viewport crop.

DXF/DWG and DWF import options


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