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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
    • Replies: 4
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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. delete all of the ATTDEFs that are blank and left over on paperspace, but not visible

    I have a drawing that has a large quantity of exploded blocks – AutoCADE. I’d like to delete all of the ATTDEFs that are blank and left over on paperspace, but not visible. The drawings I’m...

    Started by Dinochrome‎, Yesterday 11:55 pm
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    Today 08:05 pm Go to last post
  2. Viewport scale

    Hello. Please help. I cant adjust the standard scale of the viewport. it always stick to "scale to fit" and the custom scale says "0.000". I cant zoom in my drawings. Thank you.

    Started by mclevel‎, Yesterday 08:17 am
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 10:40 am Go to last post
  3. Moved: Using Polyline Diet Lisp Routine

    Started by Dawg221‎, Yesterday 11:20 pm
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  4. Attributes show in random order

    Hello all, I created a rectangle with 3 attributes inside (A1; A2; A3)-in order to modify the rectangle for the right dimensions that represents a future block. When I create a block, 8 out of...

    Started by tazzzz‎, 5th Jun 2015 03:35 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 328
    Yesterday 11:31 pm Go to last post
  5. deleting layouts prompt

    i cant find anything even referencing the prompt on the internet, let alone how to disable it. which i find really odd. whenever i delete one or multiple layouts i get a prompt... this seems...

    Started by idiggplants‎, 22nd Jul 2015 04:29 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday 03:52 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 03:50 pm Go to last post
  7. Is it possible to open all levels of nested block at the same time for editing?

    Is it possible to open all levels of nested block at the same time for editing? Due to the nature of this work, the items i need to edit are all in different levels of nested blocks & i keep...

    Started by vernonlee‎, Yesterday 01:21 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    Yesterday 01:21 pm Go to last post
  8. Question How to split a drawing along a line or axis

    If possible I'd like to jave someone advise how I can split a drawing along a line or axis. For example if I have a house plan I'd like to be able to split the plan along a reference line by a...

    Started by burkecorp‎, Yesterday 11:51 am
    split drawing
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday 01:08 pm Go to last post
  9. Default drawing units

    Hi guys, I recently moved country and need to use imperial for the first time. I'm having trouble with making my Autocad 2013 open in imperial. When I open a drawing someone has created in...

    Started by mike06‎, 13th Jul 2015 08:20 pm
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    • Replies: 27
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    27th Jul 2015 06:07 pm Go to last post
  10. Reference image is missing in Autocad drawing Autocad 2014

    I opened one cad drawing and i saw a rectangle and path said "c:/user/appdata/local/temp/$$4c.dib, is there a way that i can recover or refresh so the file that was attached show? Thanks

    Started by Sengna‎, 20th Jul 2015 11:46 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    27th Jul 2015 02:50 pm Go to last post
  11. Smile Call out to Acad gurus

    I've been trying to get by head around blocks and what ByBlock and ByLayer settings mean when applied to the objects making up a block, things do get complicated rather quickly ( ie: layer 0 vs reg....

    Started by dan_m‎, 24th Jul 2015 09:32 pm
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    27th Jul 2015 01:17 pm Go to last post
  12. Mass Properties Question

    Hi all, Hopefully this a fairly simple answer one way or another: I am trying to assign a constant value to the mass properties of an object without having to write a LISP. For Example:...

    Started by MechanicalAnimal‎, 23rd Jul 2015 03:39 pm
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    25th Jul 2015 01:55 am Go to last post
  13. Embed aerial photos

    Alright, I am trying to embed an aerial photo into my drawing so I can send it to a client. eTransmit is not an option per my project manager. The file is a large one, 28495 KB. Pasting it from paint...

    Started by NDCADTECH‎, 24th Jul 2015 02:59 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Jul 2015 08:57 pm Go to last post
  14. Publish problems

    When I publish a drawing(s) to PDF the whole thing shifts up and to the right, but when I PDF normally it comes out fine. I have attached the PDFs. What could be causing this?

    Started by SAM_R‎, 22nd Jul 2015 09:35 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Jul 2015 03:50 pm Go to last post
  15. Dinamic Block - help

    Hi guys, How are you? I don't know how to fix my dinamic block. I created a strech action and I'd like to fix the arrow. Regards

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 20th Jul 2015 10:21 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    23rd Jul 2015 03:22 pm Go to last post
  16. Annotative Block With Dynamic Properties - Rotation Issues at Annotative Scales

    I created the attached block to add spot elevations to a drawing. The block has attributes allowing elevations to be manually typed in, but also includes many dynamic features for rotation,...

    Started by nwinslow‎, 8th Jan 2014 12:08 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Jul 2015 02:09 pm Go to last post
  17. Move command in dynamic block; Distance value given in percentage

    Hey everyone, Currently I am working on a dynamic block of a truck mounted crane main-boom. It's not finished yet, but so far it seems to work very well. First I made the different boom-sections...

    Started by Machiel‎, 23rd Jul 2015 11:11 am
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Jul 2015 01:57 pm Go to last post
  18. cropped drawings

    I have a new HP7610 printer and a new Dell with autocad 2016. Everything works fine except when I try to print a drawing full size on the HP printer ( 11x17 ) the drawing is placed properly on the...

    Started by Robtl‎, 22nd Jul 2015 05:52 am
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Jul 2015 04:03 am Go to last post
  19. dynamic blocks

    I am trying to create a dynamic block that arrays a turn of a screw to make the screw longer. I have created the screw that I want, I used the array command that will add another turn when it gets...

    Started by squareknees‎, 21st Jul 2015 08:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Jul 2015 05:32 pm Go to last post
  20. Group Filter name limitation

    I am trying to define a group filter in AC2015 Original name upon creating is Group Filter1. When I try to change the name it gives following error message in command line -Layer Layer filter not...

    Started by khoshravan‎, 20th Jul 2015 01:52 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 19
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    21st Jul 2015 08:46 pm Go to last post
  21. How to create a view point for the rear object?

    Hi, I am pretty new to Autocad, hope you guys can help me out. I am trying to print out a drawing with multiple viewport, how do i create a view from a specific point? For example, I can't use...

    Started by evox2‎, 21st Jul 2015 04:58 am
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jul 2015 10:21 am Go to last post
  22. Group Layer Filter-adding layers by selection then enter

    I use a lot of Group Layer Filters so I can turn things on/off quickly. My problem is I have been creating my Layer Filter Group by right clicking on the Layer Group Filter>going to Selection>then...

    Started by B-Grif‎, 7th Aug 2012 08:57 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jul 2015 02:51 pm Go to last post
  23. inserted PDF always slows it down

    will there ever be a day where inserting a pdf underlay into autocad doesn't slow it down or am I doing something wrong? I would rather not degrade the quality and make it a jpg

    Started by kizaerf‎, 12th Aug 2014 04:25 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    image, pdf, underlay, xref
    • Replies: 14
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    17th Jul 2015 03:37 pm Go to last post
  24. Help with blocks in 2013 LT

    I was E-mailed a drawing that I need to edit. The drawing has walls and doors and random things saved on a few different blocks. Is there a way to extract ..say the walls for instance without...

    Started by tinmidl‎, 17th Jul 2015 02:55 am
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Jul 2015 01:30 pm Go to last post
  25. Publish made my block's text distorted

    Hello Everyboy, Im having a frustrating issue with publishing: all the texts in my block are becoming a bit fuzzy and distorted. I have tried a bit to change precisions settings but it seems it...

    Started by lollo85‎, 16th Jul 2015 03:06 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 302
    17th Jul 2015 12:15 pm Go to last post

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