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Everything from Arrays to Xrefs

In This Chapter

arrow Introducing associative arrays, external references (xrefs), raster images, and dynamic blocks

arrow Creating associative arrays

arrow Attaching and managing xrefs, DWFs, and PDFs

arrow Controlling xref paths

arrow Importing other file formats

arrow Attaching and managing raster image files

arrow Authoring dynamic blocks

Simple arrays have served AutoCAD users well for many years. They’re basically just a quick way of producing multiple copies of drawing objects in regular patterns. If you’re not familiar with simple arrays, flip to Chapter 11.

Associative arrays are dynamic: that is, you can edit them by changing the number of items, changing the definition of the objects being arrayed, or substituting a different object set for one or more object sets in an array. ...

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