I am self referencing a file. Referencing a model view into a sheet view. Lets call the file block.dgn. If a make a copy of block.dgn and rename it to newblock.dgn the references of newblock.dgn link to block.dgn. Is there a way to make the references stay within the file when a copy or rename is made?
I'm not aware of any built-in feature that will do that. The reference files can be renamed with a VBA macro or an addin, but you would need to have ensure that other attachments aren't renamed by accident.
Found what I was looking for. Save relative path must not be checked. Seems opposite of what is should be, as I wanted a relative path and not a absolute path.
Is it automatically renaming the attachments?
It was not renaming except for the original sheet view from the seed file. I since resolved the problem with the related box unchecked. I did realize that something else is happening. I created a model in the original file and the sheet views referenced the model. Another uses made a copy of the drawing, placed in a different folder and renamed it. Some how changing the model in the copy changed the original model. The only references to the original model was in the sheet view. Problem is the original and copy models were both changed. I need to ask the other user some more question on how changes were made. I am a little worried about file preservation as it is very common for us to start with an existing drawing and change it for another application.
Anthony Hlad said: it is very common for us to start with an existing drawing and change it for another application
That's a good way to propagate file corruption. It can start out small & build from file to file. You start new drawing from clean seed files. Then you can reference in other files and copy or merge what you need.
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Good point. The seed file I have is a sheet view with title block and the model view. Sheet view is setup to reference model view. The file I am working I added extra model and sheet views. Ended up with 2 models and 6 sheets. One sheet is just an embedded excel spreadsheat the other five references a model or part of. If I want to create a new standalone drawing that has 80% same geometry as the original and keep all the geometry in the same position on the sheet views, how should one efficiently go about that?