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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. 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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    29th Dec 2014 11:51 am Go to last post
  2. 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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  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. Angry Sheet Set: Insert Sheet List Table Content Format/Template Issue

    I have a very specific question regarding sheet sets, specifically the sheet list table that I am hoping someone 'advanced' in sheet sets can answer for me. What I am having an issue with is for...

    Started by Cadologist‎, 25th Nov 2011 06:14 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    31st Aug 2015 08:31 pm Go to last post
  2. "Look Up" Parameter or not?

    This guy has a titleblock that is unreal. I posted it in general autocad area last night. I have tried and tried to mess around with look up parameter/action. I just do not see how you can add that...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 29th Aug 2015 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Aug 2015 12:28 pm Go to last post
  3. use any ctb file for a a drawing

    Is there any way to use any other ctb file for the drawing opened? I have a drawing that says “y432” ctb file missing when I go to plot options. Of course, I can rename my own ctb file as y432 then...

    Started by rock1‎, 30th Aug 2015 03:38 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Aug 2015 08:21 pm Go to last post
  4. Printer extents display question. AC 2012--HP Designjet T2300.

    I set up my templates 5 years ago and had everything working great. Then recently I had some connection problems and mistakenly uninstalled the T2300 driver. That sent everything haywire. I've since ...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 28th Aug 2015 04:13 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Aug 2015 04:52 pm Go to last post
  5. Lost all my blocks, Need help restoring them

    Holy hell, somehow I did an awful copy/paste over everything in a drawing that's about 3 years old which includes a couple hundred blocks that I use all the time. That must have been right before I...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 27th Aug 2015 05:00 pm
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    28th Aug 2015 03:14 pm Go to last post
  6. Multiple spaces in source dwg for deliverable (titleblock drawing)/X ref question...

    Hi everyone I'm a recent prodigal son to AutoCAD (thank god!) after several years using microStation. I haven't been using AutoCAD much recently but will be a lot from now (exporting from 12d and...

    Started by jt6572‎, 21st Aug 2015 04:30 pm
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    26th Aug 2015 02:08 pm Go to last post
  7. Font missing issue please help me

    I have converted some .dgn file into .Dwg when i'm try to open always showing missing font issue and .shp file kindly give me solution to rid this.

    Started by afrazawan‎, 6th Aug 2015 05:51 am
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Aug 2015 04:16 am Go to last post
  8. Searchable Text [AutoCAD to PDF]

    Hello all, long time lurker! I am looking for methods to streamline my file indexing and hyperlinking processes by creating a PDF from AutoCAD with searchable text. Currently I use two different...

    Started by geoffreyisme‎, 24th Aug 2015 06:24 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Aug 2015 07:24 pm Go to last post
  9. Autocad 2004 Problem

    I have reinstalled my AutoCAD 2004 program running on Windows XP. It is working fine, but some specific commands eg. PROPERTIES, MATCH PROPERTIES and one or two others are not being recognised....

    Started by Brewbrae‎, 20th Aug 2015 09:32 am
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Aug 2015 10:36 am Go to last post
  10. Plotting to PDF- stopping PDF layers from showing/ plotting

    Hello again, I normally plot to 'DWG to PDF.pc3'. I have not had issues in the past with layers also being plotted with PDFs, but my old PC died and I am now on a new PC that is outputting PDFs...

    Started by MAREBER‎, 14th Aug 2015 07:46 pm
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    23rd Aug 2015 04:47 am Go to last post
  11. DWGs dont update until I zoom or manually regen... Help!

    Hi all, All of a sudden, when I complete a command in Autocad 2015 nothing updates on screen until I ZOOM or REGEN. For example: if I delete a part of a drawing, it remains visible until I roll...

    Started by Teeth‎, 21st Aug 2015 06:30 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Aug 2015 08:39 pm Go to last post
  12. permanently close the $@$#% ribbon

    I'm working with developer that uses acad 2012. I am used older releases. Q: how can you close that blasted ribbon forever. I hate the thing ! Thanks -David

    Started by David Bethel‎, 18th Aug 2015 08:17 pm
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    22nd Aug 2015 06:26 pm Go to last post
  13. Poll Poll: Toolbars to the Ribbon Making the Switch - Yay or Nay

    I'm wondering how what the percentage of people is who have used tool bars and have not embraced the Ribbon. I avoided the ribbon at first, mostly out of ignorance. Today, despite still being...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 20th Aug 2015 12:28 pm
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    21st Aug 2015 03:11 pm Go to last post
  14. borders suddenly getting cut off

    ok, so drawings ive printed for ages on the same printer, same everything, as far as i can tell, are suddenly getting cropped at the top and bottom. im not sure why or how. i thought it was maybe...

    Started by idiggplants‎, 23rd Jul 2015 04:23 pm
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    21st Aug 2015 12:49 pm Go to last post
  15. Locked layer after a insertblock

    Hi everyone, I use the insertblock command (via VBA) to insert home-made blocks in a drawing. Cyurrently each pre-defined block is stored in a DWG. The issue is that some of the inserted blocks...

    Started by Cocoroboss‎, 20th Aug 2015 01:16 pm
    locked layer insertblock
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Aug 2015 02:34 pm Go to last post
  16. Embed image with transparent background

    I want to create some blocks of trees and other vegetation to embellish my architectural plans. I have a set of watercolor trees in photoshop with transparent background I want to use for this. I...

    Started by Estheir‎, 19th Aug 2015 09:30 am
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Aug 2015 01:58 pm Go to last post
  17. I have the drawing rotated in viewport

    Hi ! I have a problem. When i want to make a viewport, the drawing is rotated. :( How can i go back to the original settings ? Thanks a lot !

    Started by bartenstein‎, 18th Aug 2015 09:04 am
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Aug 2015 04:33 am Go to last post
  18. DGN to DWG conversion

    Can I convert a DGN file to DWG in CAD without using and external converter? I've tried the DGNIMPORT command but the drawing ends up blank. Any suggestions?

    Started by NickyBeans‎, 18th Aug 2015 03:36 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Aug 2015 04:50 pm Go to last post
  19. Combining .PDF files

    Hi Does anyone have any recommendations regarding software to combine multiple .PDFs without resorting to Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Pro? Source files are typically generated from multiple sources...

    Started by Spaj‎, 14th Aug 2015 12:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Aug 2015 06:11 am Go to last post
  20. How do I delete unused layers in my 'base' drawing?

    hello- I have been trying to clean up the layers in my go-to base drawing that I begin with for every new drawing. Somehow, I have imported a few layers that are unseen and unused (as far as I...

    Started by MAREBER‎, 14th Aug 2015 07:01 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Aug 2015 03:12 am Go to last post
  21. Plotting a layer in Color

    My company uses ctb files to plot in black on white paper. They don't want me to change the Ctb file. Is there a way to plot a single layer in color using the ctb file that is set up for black...

    Started by muck‎, 12th Aug 2015 05:18 pm
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    14th Aug 2015 01:35 pm Go to last post
  22. Best pdf Printer

    When i finalise my work I export a drawing to the pdf format. I just need opinions though as to what the best virtual printer service is, so that the pdf file has accurate information so the printed...

    Started by therock005‎, 13th Aug 2015 10:27 am
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Aug 2015 03:28 am Go to last post
  23. Import/Export Saved Filters? (Not Layer Filters)

    Is it possible to export the filters (saved in the FILTER command) from one machine to another? In fact, they don't even work from one profile to another, on the same machine. I have to keep...

    Started by YZ‎, 14th May 2015 05:08 am
    • Replies: 8
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    13th Aug 2015 04:01 am Go to last post
  24. PLT issues

    Hi Guys, New to the forum and after some help if anybody has any ideas. I am no CAD expert and can at best work around a PC. I have been using CAD 2010 for the last few years with no issues....

    Started by novars‎, 12th Aug 2015 05:55 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Aug 2015 08:29 pm Go to last post
  25. AutoCAD Cuix file

    Dear friends, Can anyone explain about CUIx file i have got a new project and my client gave an CUIx file :? when i asked him the their Standard Layers, I dont Know what to do with it Can anyone...

    Started by lonelysn‎, 10th Aug 2015 07:06 am
    cuix file
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Aug 2015 12:04 pm Go to last post

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