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Xclip command in Solid Works

Blocks and References for Clipping

A Reference (a drawing file that has been referenced) or a Block can only be partially shown. The entity is terminated at a boundary that you define or construct.

Each Reference or Block, one clipping border can be set up.

Clip references or blocks as needed:

  1. to modify, clip, and reference, click (or type Clip Reference).
  2. Press Enter after specifying the References or Blocks to which a clipping border should be applied.
  3. Provide a choice:
    • New clipping border is created by the boundary. You are requested to remove the existing border if one already exists for the Reference or Block. Give options:
      • Allows you to reverse the way the clipping border is shown (invert clip). You can choose to revert to the previous mode or display the things that are outside the border.
      • Polygonal: By supplying points, you may establish an asymmetric polygonal form as the clipping border.
      • Allows you to provide two opposing points to form a rectangular clipping border.
      • Allows you to choose an existing PolyLine to act as the clipping border. Decurved arc segments are used.
    • When using 3D clipped References or Blocks, clip depth is employed to align the front and rear planes with the clipping border. By selecting clip points, you may choose the planes. Geometry selection may be done via inference. Give options:
      • Creates the front and rear planes at given distances from the clipping border.
      • Clipping planes are eliminated.
    • To delete, simply press the delete key.
    • Off: Disables the clipping border so that the Reference or Block is shown in its entirety. You can activate the clipping border once again because it is maintained.
    • On: Enables the clipping border, which will only display the Reference or Block that is included within it.
    • Makes a polyline out of the clipping boundary you previously generated (using the Rectangle and Polygonal options).

Reference Drawings Attached

You can join the current drawing with an external drawing.

Drawings should be included as references.

  1. Choose Reference Drawing under Insert (or type AttachDrawing).
  2. Choose the drawing you want to attach in the dialogue box, then click Open.
  3. The name of the file you selected is displayed in the Attach Reference: Drawing dialogue box's Name field, or you can choose a drawing that has already been attached. To choose a different drawing, click Browse.
  4. Specify File specifics:
    • Path type: Defines how the route to the drawing will be shown.
      • Full: Displays the whole route to the artwork.
      • Nothing: Just displays the file name.
      • Relative: Displays the drawing's relative path. Just the file name of the drawing is shown if both drawings are in the same
    • When one drawing is related to another drawing, the reference type specifies whether the referenced drawing should be included.
      • The drawing that is referenced is attached.
      • Overlay: Excludes the drawing that is referenced.
  5. Tell me where to insert:
    • Describe further: allows you to set the graphics area's insertion location after the dialogue box closes.
    • It specifies the drawing location's X, Y, and Z coordinates.
  6. Indicate the Scale:
    • Later: When the dialogue box closes, you may set the scale in the graphics section.
    • X, Y, Z: Indicates the independent X, Y, and Z coordinates for each axis.
    • Allows you to enter the X axis while fixing the other coordinates.
  7. Indicate the Rotation:
    • Lateral specification: Once the dialogue box closes, you may provide the angle in the graphics section.
    • Angle: Defines the rotational angle for the drawing.
  8. Verify Information about block units (read-only):
    • Units: Displays the drawing's selected unit system.
    • Scale: Identifies the drawing's scale factor.
  9. Choose OK.

The References Palette's Use

The References palette, which controls referenced drawings or image files, is accessed via the References command. The References show up in their present states when you open a drawing that has referenced files. It's possible that you need to update the References while working together across a network. The chosen drawings are reloaded in their most recent stored states.

Drawings may be managed using the References panel after being attached as References.

These subject covers:

  • Sketches Attached and Updated as References
  • Taking Care of References

Sketches Attached and Updated as References

Using the References palette, add drawings:

  1. The Tools > References link (or type References).
  2. To add a drawing, click
    Click the arrow next to Attach Image and select Attach Drawing if Attach Drawing does not appear.
  3. Browse to a drawing in the dialogue box, and then click Open.
  4. On the Attach Reference: Drawing dialogue box, configure the parameters. As a guide, see Attaching Drawings.

Using the References palette, attach images:

  1. Choose References under Tools.
  2. To add an image, click.
    Click the arrow next to Attach Drawing and select Attach Image if Attach Image does not appear.
  3. Browse to a picture in the dialogue window, then click Open.
  4. On the Attach Reference: Image dialogue box, configure the parameters. Check out Attaching Image Files.

For revision References:

  1. Choose References under Tools.
  2. To redraw the References, click Refresh.
    Click the arrow next to Reload all and choose Refresh if Refresh does not appear.
  3. To update the References with any additional changes made to the external file, click Reload All.

If Reload All does not appear, choose Reload All by clicking the arrow next to Refresh.

Taking Care of References

To display cited drawings:

A drawing that is used as a reference can be changed.

  • Right-click Reference in the References panel and select Open.

A new drawing window appears with the image. Your changes are reflected in the drawings where they are attached as References when you modify the drawing.

To discharge References

  • Right-click Reference in the References panel and select Unload.

The connection to the file is still active even if the Reference you unloaded is no longer visible in the drawing. Use the Reload option to show an unloaded Reference again.

To reload

  • Right-click Reference in the References panel and select Reload.

Drawings that include references to other drawings are shown exactly as they are. In a cooperative project, updating References while working on a drawing could be necessary. The selected drawing is loaded again in the most recent form that was saved using this option.

To detach References:

  • Click Reference in the References palette and then select Detach from the context menu.

As a result, dependent symbols like Layer, LineStyle, and Block definitions are also deleted from the drawing file. The referenced drawing is taken out of the current drawing.

Although you may delete References using the Delete command, you should use the Detach option to also delete the associated symbols from the drawing file.

To permanently bind references:

If you wish to transmit a drawing or archive a completed picture, for instance, the Bind option makes a referenced drawing a permanent component of the other drawing.

To prevent including an assembly of drawings in an archive or email, bind the referred drawing to the current drawing.

  1. Right-click Reference in the References panel and select Bind.
  2. Bind Type should be entered in the dialogue box.
    • The blockname$n$symbolname syntax transforms the Reference into a Block and utilizes distinctive symbol names for Layers and style specifications in the artwork.
    • Inserts the referenced drawing as a Block and detaches the Reference.
    See utilizing the dialogue box for the Insert Reference - Bind Type.
  3. Choose OK.

The Reference type can be modified:

  1. Choose a Reference from the References palette.
  2. Choose the Reference Type option in the file's information box.
    • links a drawing and uses it as a reference in the current drawing. The most current version was saved as the sketch that is attached. The external drawing is part of the Attach option.
    • links a drawing and uses it as a reference in the current drawing. The external drawing is not part of the Overlay option.

To restore a Reference's path:

Sometimes a linked file is renamed or the location of a referenced graphic changes. The Path option allows you to replace a Reference file with another file, reconnect a renamed Reference file, or reset the path to the Reference.

  1. Choose a Reference from the References palette.
  2. Click Navigate in the File information section to the left of the box labelled "Found in path," which includes the path and name of the Reference whose path needs to be updated.
  3. Choose the Reference file after navigating to the new directory and clicking Open.

To modify a Reference's stored path specification:

The References path requirements can be changed. The drawing contains specs.

  1. Right-click a Reference (a drawing or picture) in the References panel and select Path.
  2. Provide a choice:
    • Make unwavering. converts the Reference's relative route to an absolute path.
    • Make it relevant. converts the Reference's absolute route to a relative path.
    • Delete the path. removes the Reference's route specification. If the Reference is in the same folder as the artwork, only use this option.

The path specification under Saved path in the File information section is updated as a result.

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