For this purpose, you can clip xrefs so that you see only the portion you need. It’s similar to cropping an image in an image-editing program. Tipster Don Bentz shares an easy way to get referenced files or blocks to display specific parts inside AutoCAD. “Many users are familiar with. Thread: can’t get rid of boundary on Xclip By gstankus in forum AutoCAD Civil 3D – General. Replies: 6. Last Post: ,

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: December 23, at 9: Is it less demanding for the computer to handle a small xclip of a large file than having the whole xref visible? When I go to include the detail into a sheet border new or old, the only things that show up are the annotations, not any of the xclips themselves.

In since AutoCAD The Clipdepth option is for 3D drawings only and specifies front and back planes for the clipping boundary. August 3, at You are commenting using your Twitter account. Also, check out the inverted xclip.

Notify me of new comments via email. January 28, at 9: October 17, at 2: Hans Graveman January 28, at This could be causing the issue Jim Mitchell December 20, at 3: Is there anyway to stop this boundary from displaying in my plot?


Editing 10 comments to How to control what you see by clipping xrefs and blocks Kevin Liu October 17, at 2: Or the xref may contain an entire city block and all you want is one house. How to control what you see by clipping xrefs and blocks.

February 27, at 8: Home About Website Links. May 30, at 3: The Generate Polyline option draws a polyline from an existing clipping boundary, using the current layer and linetype. Read about autocxd we use xclp and keep your personal information secure by reading our Privacy Policy here. Here you see an xref with a polygonal clip.

February 16, at 6: September 25, at 2: Specify the Polygonal sub-option and pick points to specify a multi-sided shape to clip the xref or block Specify the Select Polyline sub-option.

How to control what you see by clipping xrefs and blocks – AutoCAD Tips Blog

Sometimes, xrefs can be large. One thing to add is that the polyline is not associative, so you can delete it after you clip. Using xclipframe does not seem to have an affect on this boundary.

Then specify two corners of the rectangle to clip the xref or block. Bill Wolf January 21, at 3: Once you have a clipping boundary, you can use the command again and choose the OFF option to re-display the entire xref or block.


For example, you can attach a floor plan to a drawing of an electrical layout to make autocd that you put the outlets in the right location. I would like to have more than one xclip on the same xref. January 21, at 3: Specify the Invert Clip sub-option to clip whatever is inside the boundary and then choose one of the three previous options to specify that boundary.

AutoCAD Command XCLIP

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January 30, at 4: April 8, at 5: December 20, xxclip 3: February 28, at 9: August 4, at 6: I have a drawing in which I have used a lisp file to insert consecutive numbers. Email required Address never made public. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Select the xref or block and press Enter to end selection.