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CADD-2 Lesson 1

XREF's and File Formats

ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
DXF Drawing Interchange File
DWF Drawing Web Format
DWG AutoCAD Drawing File
BAK AutoCAD back-up file
DWT AutoCAD template file
EPS Encapsulated Postscript
IGES Initial Graphics Exchange Specification
Raster Image Uses a method of describing a line or curve as a series of dots & pixels.
WMF Windows Metafile
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
BMP Bitmap
TIF Tagged Image Format
XREF External Reference
OLE Object Linking and Embedding
PDF Portable Document Format
STL Stereo Lithography File format used for 3D printing
XREF manager Used to control External References within a drawing
XREF Attach Tells AutoCAD to load this drawing as a nested XREF
XREF Overlay Tells AutoCAD to ignore the reference as a nested xref.
XCLIP allows you to clip out part of the displayed XREF.
Image Manager Controls images inserted into a drawing file
Image Clip Allows you to define and control clipping boundaries associated with images.
Image Quality Controls the quality of the referenced image
Image Adjust Allows you to control properties of a referenced image.
Transparency Allows you to make certain types of images transparent in the drawing.
XBIND Makes the XREF part of the drawing (becomes a BLOCK)
Detach Permanently removes the XREF from the file.
Unload Erases the XREF but allows it to remain in the XREF manager.
Created by: tmurphy