i have a habit of creating a "XREF" layer in a production file which i make active before xref'ing design files. sometimes, i find others (not really following the procedure) have xrefs in the viewport layer and going crazy about why it does not show up in plot preview and plotted sheets. does anyone have a trick up his/her sleeve on how to alleviate this? i think a lot of people set their viewport layer not to plot or freeze/off in paperspace. i was thinking down the lines of setting the viewport to a color which will not plot, but i am not sure of two things: a. the only way i can think of to set a color to not plot is by making it screen at 0% (i may be wrong, since it will plot white, which is black again in ACAD). b. if the viewport color is set to not plot somehow, will that mean it will not plot the xref as well which is in that layer? all help/suggestions are appreciated.
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