Including and creating libraries, including shared files

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massimo
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Including and creating libraries, including shared files

Post by massimo » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:29 pm

Hi, I have several files using the same blocks. Usually I just copy the blocks from file to file and that way I get all blocks and layers to the next file.
But the disadvantage is, that I can't centrally modify the shared blocks.

So I thought about creating a library. But that would mean I would need to export every single block to a DXF file where it is not a block.
Would it be possible that way, that updating the library would update all files including the items?

It would be more useful to have one central DXF file with all the blocks I need, and then just including that from others. I do equal things when programming or writing large texts.
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Re: Including and creating libraries, including shared files

Post by andrew » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:07 pm

What you are looking for is called external references (XREF) and is indeed planned (for QCAD Professional):
http://www.qcad.org/bugtracker/index.ph ... ask_id=693

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