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Xrefs are a way of life in Autocad, and wehn a main drawing is sent out bound, AutoCAD delineates its layers in the layer manager by placing the reference name followed by a vertical bar, followed by the layer name (e.g., floorplan|steel, or floorplan|concrete). When you bind these references, AutoCAD replaces the vertical bar with a $ or 0 or $0$ (e.g., floorplan$0steel, floorplan$0$concrete). This can lead to a very confusing layer dialog, So what can be done, well try reading through this very useful article on Cadalyst

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