References Key-in Format
Many of the references key-ins take a "file-spec," which can be the file name or the logical name of the reference. The "file-spec" format can be a series of file names separated by the "->" delimiter, where the series of file names represent the path to a nested reference. For example, "ref1.dgn->ref2.dgn->ref3.dgn->ref4.dgn" represents the path to a nested reference (ref4.dgn). Additionally, you may use "all" or "*" to signify all attached references.
Example 1: To turn off "level 1" in the reference ref1.dgn.
reference levels off level 1 ref1.dgn;selview 1
Example 2: To turn off "level 1" in the nested reference ref2.dgn.
reference levels off level 1 ref1.dgn->ref2.dgn;selview 1
Following key-ins can use the delimiters to represent the path to nested file names:
- REFERENCE ACTIVATE <file-spec>
- REFERENCE EXCHANGE <reference_file_name>
- REFERENCE DISPLAY ON|OFF|TOGGLE <file_spec>
- REFERENCE SNAP ON|OFF|TOGGLE <file_spec>
- REFERENCE LOCATE ON|OFF|TOGGLE <file_spec>
- REFERENCE LEVELS ON|OFF|TOGGLE <file_spec>
- REFERENCE PROPERTIES <file_spec>
|REFERENCE ACTIVATE <file-spec>||Activates the selected reference for in-place editing. A black dot indicates it is activated.|
|REFERENCE DEACTIVATE <file-spec>||Deactivates the selected reference so that you can return to editing the active model. A gray check mark indicates it is deactivated.|
REFERENCE EXCHANGE <reference_file_name>
| Opens the defined reference, retaining the same view configuration.
If no filename is given with the key-in, and no reference is selected in the References dialog, you are prompted to select a reference (graphically).
|REFERENCE ATTACH (or RF=)[configuration_variable:]<file_name>[,model_name][,logical_name][,description][,view_name][,scale][,nesting][,on|off]||Attaches a reference to the active model.|
|REFERENCE CLIP BOUNDARY <file-spec>||Applies a clip boundary to a reference .|
|REFERENCE CLIP MASK <file-spec>||Applies a clip mask to a reference .|
|REFERENCE CLIP DELETE <file-spec>||Deletes a reference clip boundary or clip mask .|
|REFERENCE CLIP BACK <file-spec>||Sets the back clipping plane for a 3D reference.|
|REFERENCE CLIP FRONT <file-spec>||Sets the front clipping plane for a 3D reference.|
|REFERENCE RELOAD <file-spec>||Reloads references that have changed since last loaded.|
|REFERENCE RELOAD FORCE <file-spec>||Forces a reload of references .|
|REFERENCE MOVE <file-spec>||Moves a reference .|
|REFERENCE COPY <file-spec>||Makes a copy of a reference .|
|REFERENCE SCALE ABSOLUTE|FACTOR|POINTS <file-spec>||Scales (resizes) a reference .|
|REFERENCE ROTATE <file-spec>||Rotates a reference .|
|REFERENCE MIRROR HORIZONTAL|VERTICAL <file-spec>||Mirrors a reference about a horizontal or vertical line.|
|REFERENCE COPY FOLDED HORIZONTAL|LINE|VERTICAL <file-spec>||Creates copies of references , folded about an orthogonal axis, or about a defined line.|
|REFERENCE PRESENTATION <file-spec>||Sets the presentation mode of a reference.|
|REFERENCE DETACH <file-spec>||Detaches a reference .|
|REFERENCE DISPLAY ON|OFF|TOGGLE <file_spec>||The display of the defined references is turned on, off, or their on/off state is switched.|
|REFERENCE SNAP ON|OFF|TOGGLE <file_spec>||The ability to snap to the defined references is turned on, off, or their on/off state is switched.|
|REFERENCE LOCATE ON|OFF|TOGGLE <file_spec>||The ability to select elements in the defined references is turned on, off, or their on/off state is switched.|
|REFERENCE LEVELS ON|OFF|TOGGLE <file_spec>||For the defined references, all levels are turned on, off, or their on/off state is switched.|
|REFERENCE PROPERTIES <file_spec>||For the defined reference, opens the Attachment Properties dialog.|