Using the page references, you get the division of the page surface into rectangular areas identified by a vertical reference and a horizontal reference.

You can define the size and number of references as well as the color and font.


The object containing the references consists of a group of line and text objects belonging to the layer called $PAGE_REF. The object name is $PAGE_REF and should not be changed otherwise some advanced functions of the program may not work properly. For example, the procedure that generates the cross reference file uses this object to determine the position of the components on the page. You can change the graphical appearance of the references, but you must always have a group with a name equal to $PAGE_REF as the object, in addition, each reference (text objects) must have a name that starts with the character of the '$' dollar.

To create or reset page references

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Insert page references from the Graphics menu.

    • Click the button on the toolbar.

  2. Set the parameters in the Create page references dialog .

  3. Click on OK.


The object containing the page references is created on the $PAGE_REF layer. If the layer does not exist, it is automatically created and added to the current view.

To edit or delete page references

The $PAGE_REF layer containing the page references is created as non-editable. In order to modify or delete the page references you must first make the layer accessible by activating the Editable option of the layer in the view.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Layer and Views in the Settings menu.

    • If the Layer and view bar is displayed, click the button on the bar.

  2. In the view related layer properties, activate the Editable option.

  3. Click on OK.

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