Xref layers not updating

MEP engineers need architectural drawings as reference.The problem is each engineer probably have their own standard.

You will see layer properties manager will list the layers from referenced file as well.

The Insert View tool displays all the named model views in the drawing as either a gallery with thumbnail preview images, or a simple list (depending on whether you have GALLERYVIEW enabled).

Simply select a view from the gallery and place it onto your layout.

Save the master file and try to open the referenced file.

You should see it will not change the original file layer properties. Now, should you change the properties for every drawings you receive? To work with layer states you need to create it in referenced files. Open the referenced file and create layer states there.

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So you don’t have to set layer state all over again. It would be great if you receive files and have the layer states ready for you to use, right?

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