Due to multiple issues, I've gotten to the point where this tool is no longer useful to me.
These are (in no particular order)
1) Inability to effectively deal with multiply nested parts. This is due to the fact that ALL xref'd components of ALL components are listed in the manager. This causes multiple rebuilding to be required and WILL go into an infinite loop requiring Sketchup to be shut down.
2) Issues with sub component names not being updated. A part that I renamed the components did not update properly. Some component names changed, some didn't.
3) Had issues with component names have #1... being added to them.
Any chance of getting some of these things rectified?
Try v5.1 that fixes this... see below or here:
+1, get the tools out and fix it.
So does this work as XREF in autocad that it reduces model size and hence adds to speed cuz the model is referenced and not attached or bound, (inserted) into the mother model?
If I make it look easy. . .rest assured--it probably is.
No. You'll have all of the files inserted into the model. It only keeps track of external file changes and allows up to reload them as you want...
It batch processes any 'xrefs' and it also tells you which ones need reloading etc...
edson mahfuz, architect
Anyone can get you more for more, but it takes genius to get you more for less.
Xref Manager is long overdue an update BUT the list IS looooong........