By John Flanagan
When an xref is inserted in an AutoCAD drawing the colours appear faded. It looks like it is in a permanent "half-tone" mode but it is not. This allows for visual recognition of line work and a distinction between an xref and objects drawn in the project.
Fig 1: An Xref before and after placement.
To control the intensity of the fade, or remove the fading, use the following steps:
- In AutoCAD, open the OPTIONS dialogue box.
- Choose the DISPLAY tab.
- Located at the bottom-right of the dialogue box, there is a section called "Fade Control".
- Adjust the slide bar labelled "Xref display" to control the intensity of the Xref fade.
Tip: Type op and press enter to access the Options Dialogue box quickly.