Purge and Bind

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by jmex, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. jmex

    jmex Guest

    I'm kind of new to these commands, so what is it exactly is it that
    "purge" and "bind" do and how should i use it?
    jmex, Nov 13, 2005
  2. Have tried issuing the commands, and then pressing F1?
    You get context sensitive help with any command that way.
    Michael Bulatovich, Nov 13, 2005
  3. jmex

    ricky Guest

    hows it going jmex
    i havent heard of "bind" before, but i do know that in autocad the command
    purge deletes all or selected objects which arent used in the drawing. e.g.
    if you make lots of layers and draw a line in one of them and perform a
    purge then the layers without the line can be potentially deleted.

    in short purging a drawing after its finished can reduce the size of the
    ricky, Dec 20, 2005
  4. jmex

    sw Guest

    Purge is described pretty well below. Bind is a term that can be applied to
    an external reference or xref... an xref insertion is similiar to the
    process of inserting a block from outside of the drawing except the xref has
    it's own layers,,, doesn't explode.. and generally can't be edited in the
    drawing. The more interesting feature of an xref is that someone can work
    on the original xref file while you have the xref of it in your drawing..
    enables one station to keep track of an other file's work.
    When you bind an xref.. you turn it into a block in your drawing but the
    connectivity with the other file is gone.
    Hope this helps.
    sw, Feb 2, 2006
  5. jmex

    Happy Trails Guest

    Can you get the layers if you then explode the block?

    Happy Trails To You
    Happy Trails, Feb 3, 2006
  6. jmex

    sw Guest

    Im not sure if I understand you exactly but I think your asking whether the
    layer names stay unique when you bind the xref (turning it into a block) and
    explode the resulting block. It depends upon whether you use the "bind"
    option (yes the layers are preceded with a $ sign and the drawing from which
    they came) or the "insert" option (in which case the drawing name and the |
    symbol are removed. If you happen to have layers in the drawing whose name
    are the same.. the layers of the bound and exploded block will take on the
    properties of the resident layers.)

    Advantage of bind: layers stay uniquely named (although long)
    Advantage of insert: reduce the number of layers in your drawing.

    Hope this helps.
    sw, Feb 6, 2006
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