AutoCAD XREF Tips & Settings: Overlay vs Attach + More! – External References | 2 Minute Tuesday

Hey Everybody,

I hope you all had a great weekend to recharge and relax, and happy Belated Independence day to all my US readers!

It’s been an eventful few weeks here in BC, Canada! Between the recent heatwave and now soo many forest fires, including one just over a small hill from my house, it’s been interesting, to say the least!

But I’m excited and looking forward to things hopefully calming down in the near future and ideally for the rest of the summer. I’m also excited to share this week’s video and new post with you all. In it, we are taking a look at some common questions and best practices surrounding XREFs or External References within AutoCAD.

XRefs are easily one of the most asked about parts of AutoCAD, and when used correctly can be the biggest organization and file size hacks/tricks there are.

Today’s video dives into some of the easy-to-miss settings and setups when inserting reference drawings into our files, using them will certainly save you time and headaches in the future.

Check out today’s video below

AutoCAD XREF Tips & Settings: Overlay vs Attach + More! – External References | 2 Minute Tuesday


That’s all for today’s quick Autocad Tip, I hope you all were able to take something away from it and able to add a new tool to your CAD toolbox!

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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: