AutoCAD XREF problem

by Jeremy
(Kansas City, KS)

I have a base plan drawing (1) that is XREF'd to another drawing (2).

I need to XREF drawing (2) to another drawing (3) but I don't want drawing (1) showing up or having to freeze all it's layers.

Hope that makes sense. Is there a way to do this, it's driving me nuts!

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Overlay instead of Attachment
by: JT

If you "Overlay" the XREF, instead of "Attaching" it, the XREF will only be visible in your current drawing and won't show up in other drawings.

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