Out of all the new features in AutoCAD 2010, the improvement of the BIND command built within the eTransmit feature is one of the best.
The standard BIND command in the Xref Manager has always had two options which I call "BIND-->Bind" and "BIND-->Insert". I am not going to provide the full details of these options but in the end the "BIND-->Bind" option put a $0$ in front of the name of every layer coming from an Xref and the "BIND-->Insert" keeps the original layer name.
The BIND command has been in the eTransmit for many releases but it defaults to the "BIND-->Bind" option. First off, having the BIND command in eTransmit is fantastic. It allows the user to quickly BIND multiple Xrefs across multiple drawings at the same time. In other words, you can BIND all the Xrefs in drawings A-1 through A-12 in one shot. The only problem is that all the layers begin with the dreaded $0$ because there was no option to change the BIND to "BIND-->Insert". Now you can!
In the eTransmit setup for 2010, AutoCAD now gives the user an option to Bind or Insert.
1. Save your current drawing.
2. Type: etransmit
3. Choose Transmittal Setup
4. Choose: Modify button
5. on the top right, select "Bind external references"
6. Select the type of BIND you want.