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Forum: AutoCAD Drawing Management & Output

Problems with layer management, layouts, viewports, printing/plotting, x-refs, dynamic blocks, images, e-transmit...? We're all ears.

  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Autodesk FREE Training Events

    Country by Country - Mainly FREE Events. http://www.autodesk.co.uk/adsk/servlet/event/search?siteID=452932&id=6664037 UK Based FREE Events http://www.imass-ids.co.uk/news/EventsCalendar.php ...

    Started by Mr T‎, 21st Mar 2007 08:37 pm
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Comments on the FAQ.

    Everyone, just a little bit about comments posted on the FAQ. This has not been discussed before, so I wish to take this opportunity to clarify the situation with posting comments on the FAQ. ...

    Started by Alan Cullen‎, 19th Mar 2008 12:37 pm
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  3. Wink Sticky Thread Sticky: What version PLEASE

    Please add your version in your profile or post, makes life easier for those willing/wanting to help and post a reply. Thanks. Nick

    Started by Mr T‎, 30th Sep 2006 07:50 pm
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  1. Viewport follows Model space object?

    Is there a way to let a viewport from paperspace follow an object in modelspace? I have a circular viewport that is zoomed in on a part of my drawing to show some details of it, but on the next...

    Started by rodykoolhoven‎, 21st Nov 2014 10:33 am
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Nov 2014 11:43 pm Go to last post
  2. Text squashing in paper space

    I am working with autocad 2008 and have an issue where the text in paperspace squashes (see attached image). The text in modelspace is fine (see image – the pink line is the viewport). There are four...

    Started by bumblebbabe‎, 14th Nov 2014 04:07 am
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    21st Nov 2014 02:58 pm Go to last post
  3. MTEXT editing

    Hi all, i am using autocad 2011, in that i have some MTEXT's , i am trying to make them at same height & same font, i am selecting the all fonts & then properties & then making all height "3" &...

    Started by jitu‎, 14th Feb 2013 10:25 am
    mtext editing
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Nov 2014 10:24 am Go to last post
  4. Using XRefs within Dynamic Blocks and applying Constraints

    I have an assembled part made up of several standard parts. I want to be able to modify one or more of those standard parts within their reference drawings and not loose the assembled parts general...

    Started by Ranger‎, 6th Nov 2014 05:43 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Nov 2014 08:28 am Go to last post
  5. Plotted output misalignment between PS and MS

    I've had this issue on/off for a few years and have not been able to figure out what is causing it. Notice the misalignment of all the PS entities in the plotted .PDF vs. the MS AutoCAD screen? On...

    Started by -TJ‎, 20th Nov 2014 06:19 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Nov 2014 06:28 pm Go to last post
  6. Typing commands faster than AutoCAD can process

    Hi, Since AutoCAD 2015, which we started using recently, colleagues and myself start noticing that typing in commands sometimes results in executing the wrong command because the command is...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 19th Nov 2014 02:12 pm
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  7. Question regarding paper space items of files that are used as XREFs

    Hello, Recently my company has started utilizing files normally used as solely XREFs into files that contain a lot more information in paper space (title blocks, dimensions, name blocks) that...

    Started by jemery‎, 20th Nov 2014 03:40 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Nov 2014 06:02 pm Go to last post
  8. AutoCAD Geomap Ribbon

    Hi, I've set a GEOMAP marker in the template file (DWT) i use. However, when you use ribbons (as i don't but colleagues do) it always stays on the 'Geolocation' tab in the ribbon, unless you...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 19th Nov 2014 02:04 pm
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  9. 1 Layout of Different Drawings

    Firstly Hi to all, As title describes? i am trying to create a single Layout, that consists of 4 viewports, and each viewport looks at a different DWG drawings. a brief overview of how i...

    Started by julez‎, 17th Nov 2014 09:41 pm
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    17th Nov 2014 11:20 pm Go to last post
  10. Best way forward

    Hi all I'd appreciate some advice please. Our company manufactures modular buildings (residential, offices, ablutions, hospitals, classrooms etc) and we are looking to streamline our procedures...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 21st Oct 2014 08:50 am
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    17th Nov 2014 09:24 am Go to last post
  11. Rotate and Stretch Leader on center

    Hello All, I am embarrased to say that I have hit a bit of a snag in a simple Dynamic Block I am trying to create. I have googled the snot out of this problem, and since I have come up empty...

    Started by eric_monceaux‎, 12th Nov 2014 06:39 am
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Nov 2014 03:11 am Go to last post
  12. sheets

    Hello, I worked for a consultant not too long ago and he briefly showed me how to utilize sheets inside a drawing. I do not remember having to have to use sheet set manager. He just had numerous...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 16th Nov 2014 04:17 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    16th Nov 2014 06:51 pm Go to last post
  13. Created dwt - layout does not show lineweights

    Hello, AutoCAD in my PC works OK, but since I have created new dwt. templates, I can not see lineweights in my preset layouts anymore. I have searched through many forums and tried to make it, but...

    Started by Tereza‎, 15th Nov 2014 05:12 pm
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  14. Xref will not bind?

    I have a drawing with 1 Xref on layer XREFAB. Some layers in this xref or off or frozen, some layers have a changed color,... This xref had xrefs in it but these were binded in it so my xref is only...

    Started by andyr74‎, 14th Nov 2014 10:41 am
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    14th Nov 2014 02:44 pm Go to last post
  15. AutoCad blocking Unwanted layers - Layer Protection

    Is there a way to block-out unwanted layers. No one can import or copy paste into your drawing without the correct layer naming. Preventing your drawing being cluttered with unnecessary layers. Layer...

    Started by Guitte‎, 14th Nov 2014 07:50 am
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    14th Nov 2014 01:27 pm Go to last post
  16. Arch D PDF's

    I send drawings out for printing and don't know how to load Arch D sheet size. I'm new to Mac AutoCAD and haven't figured this out yet.I can send PDFs to my printers in the office but need to have...

    Started by barrysenter‎, 13th Nov 2014 10:16 pm
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    14th Nov 2014 12:45 am Go to last post
  17. Display viewport area in drawing

    Hello, In my office we are having a discussion how we can show what we see in a certain viewport (paperspace) in the modelspace. Some people just go in the active viewport and draw an line /...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 13th Nov 2014 10:58 am
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    13th Nov 2014 04:12 pm Go to last post
  18. Transparancy layers are not properly printing when I use Adobe Pdf Plot driver.

    I have been using transparency in my drawings. Now I am seeing problems when I plot to a pdf using Adobe pdf drivers. The transparent layers have hidden linetypes & poor print resolutions. Is there...

    Started by muck‎, 10th Nov 2014 07:04 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Nov 2014 03:31 pm Go to last post
  19. How to plot viewport without LWT ?

    I'm working on a drawing in AutoCAD 2007 , where final document will have several viewports - one of them should have no Line weight values. Any ideas guys ?

    Started by cartographer‎, 6th Nov 2014 12:59 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Nov 2014 12:52 pm Go to last post
  20. Sheet Set Creation Template , cant see update in fields

    Im trying to automate the process for titleblocks in my drawing , so i followed some instruction i found online how to create sheetset and sheet creation template . so i created fields in the...

    Started by danielk‎, 9th Nov 2014 09:47 am
    • Replies: 0
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  21. Migrating sheets to new autocad architecture 2012

    How do I migrate my sheets from auto cad architecture 2009 to new auto cad architecture 2012.

    Started by drs2034‎, 6th Nov 2014 04:54 pm
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    6th Nov 2014 08:11 pm Go to last post
  22. Updating data in the drawing using external link

    Hi All, I am trying to find a shorter way of updating room and employee data in the drawing. The room number and employee name has been created as an attribute. I have extracted all the data and...

    Started by abhilasha82‎, 5th Nov 2014 08:19 pm
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  23. visibility state

    hello i have an existing dynamic block with several visibilities states. i would like to add another one but when i did it, it changes one of the existing visibility state my question is : how to...

    Started by philsogood‎, 28th Oct 2014 11:33 am
    add, visibility states
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  24. Dynamic Block W/ Attributes - Mirrored Issue

    I'm having another issue with dynamic blocks and attributes. I'm having an issue now with dynamic blocks that are created and need to be edited, they have attributes. When I created the block and...

    Started by jarr3tt88‎, 23rd Jul 2014 08:31 pm
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    6th Nov 2014 03:14 pm Go to last post
  25. Trying to scale an attribute in a dynamic block

    Hi all, It's been a while since I was here. I am hoping someone can help. I have a dynamic block that we use to denote things on out non technical drawings. The blocks has pointers at all four...

    Started by woodman78‎, 6th Nov 2014 11:11 am
    • Replies: 6
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    6th Nov 2014 02:48 pm Go to last post

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