AutoCAD Architecture :: XREF - Multiple References

Mar 5, 2013

ACA2011.I've got a construct that for some reason has 2 xrefs listed within it that I can't detach. It says that it is unresolved and when I try to detach it it says "c_Floor Plan - First" has multiple references, Not detached." This is one of two xrefs in the drawing doing is it possible to have an xref of the same name in the drawing? I can't figure out how to detach it. It was causing problems in the view to which it was referenced, and I solved it by creating a bogus, blank construct called "test" and changed the path of the xref in the construct to this drawing...but I still can't detach it.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Xref Has Multiple References - Not Detached

Apr 8, 2013

I know the difference between attach and overlay for reference files. 

The problem here is that the xref IS attacehd as an overlay and I am still not able to detach it.

I am working on WisDOT transportation plans.  For those that are not familiar with these projects, certain reference files must plot black in some plan sections, but grey in others.  When we submit the plans to the utility companies, all utilities must be black. but are grey in everyother submittal.  I changed the xref level attributes to plot black with the intensions of detaching the xref and reattaching to revert back to the orignial grey level attributes.  Is there anyway that changing the level attributes is somehow not letting the xref be detached?

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30 GHz
8.00 GB

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a bit more information

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For a single DWG file containing the building, I am able to simulate the color changes by updating the “Value” Property in the Spaces using .NET APIs functions such as PropertySet.SetAt, and committing the transaction. 

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A main empty DWG was then used to XREF the 3 levels, to combine the different levels into a whole building. I would like to simulate such colour change through the main DWG which references my individual level DWGs.

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Is it possible to create the Annotative Text styles in an xref and amend these on a titlesheet when said xref has been imported?

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