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How to turn Off the display of a nested reference using a key-in.
This could be used in a batch script to be run ever a large number of files.
In this example we will consider a "Master.dgn" file with a reference file "Ref_1.dgn" attached to it, which has the "Ref_2.dgn" attached to. Clearly "Ref_2.dgn" is a nested reference in the master file"Master.dgn".
1. Check that "Live Nesting" is enabled for "Ref_1.dgn" and that both "Ref_1.dgn" and "Ref_2.dgn" are displayed
2. Open the key-in panel and type the following key-in, without quotation marks:
"REFERENCE DISPLAY OFF Ref_1.dgn->Ref_2.dgn"
3. The display setting of "Ref_2.dgn" will be turned off.
The above key-in can be used with the ON|OFF|TOGGLE options and the " * " or "ALL" as wildcards instead of the file names.
" REFERENCE DISPLAY OFF Ref_1.dgn->* " and " REFERENCE DISPLAY OFF Ref_1.dgn->all "
without quotation marks, will turn off display of all nested references attached to "Ref_1.dgn"
" REFERENCE DISPLAY ON *->Ref_2.dgn " and " REFERENCE DISPLAY ON ALL->Ref_2.dgn "
without quotation marks, will turn off all the instances of the nested reference "Ref_2.dgn", regardless to what file it is attached to