First Look Review: LinkFixerPlus for AutoCAD

3 Apr, 2006 By: Patrick Davis


First Look Review: LinkFixerPlus for AutoCADp>

Quickly and automatically fix broken links and xrefs

Not long ago, renaming or moving AutoCAD files was not a big deal. Drawings typically did not reference other files, and nothing prevented you from moving these files. Now, nearly all drawings contain some kind of reference to other files, such as other drawing files, images, fonts and OLE objects. When you work with drawings that reference or link to other files, moving or renaming any of these files can cause serious problems.

If the problem is with a single file, it's manageable. But rename a directory with 10, 20, 100 or more files, or move files to another server, and you have a major problem that costs you time and ultimately money. So, a solution that enables you to quickly find files with broken links -- and repair those links -- is a valuable tool.

LinkTek provided me with a copy of LinkFixerPlus for AutoCAD. The product scans drawings for broken links outside of AutoCAD and repairs them in a batch process. It also lets you move or rename files outside AutoCAD in a batch process and automatically update the links.  Read more >>


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