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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
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Linking Page/plot setups to dynamic block - Lookup table

    Hi all, I was wondering if someone knows if it is possible to link page setups with to my dynamic block lookup table. What i currently have, is a dymanic block that holds all my paper formats...

    Started by yonderbob‎, Today 12:55 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 36
    Today 01:53 pm Go to last post
  2. Insert blocks on multiple layers simultaneously

    Dear forum members, I make lay-outs of buildings and have to add blocks inside these layouts. I add each block in 4 different layers so i have all the blocks in 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees...

    Started by autocadstarter‎, 5th Jul 2015 04:53 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 494
    Today 10:53 am Go to last post
  3. Dashed and dotted lines - WYSI-N-WYG

    Hi Forum, my question may sound quite stupid - but to tell the truth, this issue has been nerving me for years. I have a simple 2D plan with dashed and dotted lines. In model view, these...

    Started by Randolph‎, 2nd Jul 2015 03:12 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Jul 2015 03:57 am Go to last post
  4. Make R Text Multiline

    Hi, Not sure if this is the right place for this or not, but I use R Text for the file path on our drawings. Is there a way to make R Text Multiline or is there a work around if not? Woodman78

    Started by woodman78‎, 30th Jun 2015 03:00 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Jul 2015 04:01 am Go to last post
  5. Printing Very Very Very Wide plot plan to TIFF

    as the title says "Printing Very Very Very Wide plot plan to TIFF" 2300" x 234" or 220800 x 22464 Acad can hardly print the file. please take note our client needs it TIFF not PDF or any other...

    Started by ttray33y‎, 1st Jul 2015 03:56 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 182
    2nd Jul 2015 03:27 am Go to last post
  6. Can Only Select One Item At A Time

    When I select items to copy or move it does not let you select more than one item at a time. Does anybody know what variable that could be?

    Started by GEEKBOY69‎, 25th Oct 2006 03:11 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    30th Jun 2015 07:33 pm Go to last post
  7. Importing .dgn into AutoCAD Linework doesn't show.

    Hello, I should first note that I am aware of this thread which gives great instructions on how to import a dgn file into AutoCAD: ...

    Started by edoll‎, 29th Jun 2015 05:19 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    29th Jun 2015 11:39 pm Go to last post
  8. Publish/batch plot

    I have a bunch of .dwg files, there are more than 30 layouts in each files. Is there anyway to PUBLISH the whole folder to .pdf files. Each pdf should only contain the layouts of the same .dwg files....

    Started by tunglete‎, 25th Jun 2015 02:47 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 331
    26th Jun 2015 11:40 pm Go to last post
  9. Draw Order not shown for PLOT

    Hi guys, Please see attached image. I've got some text coloured true red (255,0,0) that I would like plotted in front of all other objects, but am finding that it will not acknowledge the draw...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 25th Jun 2015 04:47 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 250
    26th Jun 2015 03:05 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Metric to imperial

    hi all, So my boss has asked me to set up a job to be done in the USA, we australian and use metric so needing to convert stuff to imperial, i have figured out that using the dimstyles and...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 22nd Jun 2015 01:16 am
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    • Replies: 29
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    25th Jun 2015 01:09 pm Go to last post
  11. Hide Object in Viewport

    Hi there; I would like to hide some objects in some viewports I choose while making them visible in model space and other viewports. I don't want to make this by using or changing layers, I just...

    Started by kunekainen‎, 24th Jun 2015 01:35 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 165
    24th Jun 2015 02:41 pm Go to last post
  12. Dxf opening problems

    I hope this i the right place for this post. I hvae gotten a Dxf and a pdf of the same file, but when I open the Dxf file the file do not look right as it does on the pdf, the one who sendt me these...

    Started by Mads Refsgaard‎, 17th Jun 2015 08:54 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    23rd Jun 2015 12:06 pm Go to last post
  13. Variable Array Distance - Dynamic Block

    How can we have an array with variable distance between columns in dynamic block? I have an application where I used a lookup table for a stretch action, I want the array distance to change when I...

    Started by Ranime‎, 23rd Jun 2015 08:56 am
    array in dynamic blocks, dynamic block
    • Replies: 0
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    23rd Jun 2015 08:56 am Go to last post
  14. Automatically updated label - Dynamic Block

    I have a dynamic block suppose a rectangle where I applied a stretch action, I want a label telling the user the length of the rectangle every time he stretches it. A small research on the web...

    Started by Ranime‎, 22nd Jun 2015 10:32 am
    dynamic block, stretching dynamic block
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Jun 2015 07:38 am Go to last post
  15. Question Co-ordinates ISG to MGA

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has had much experience with swapping between these 2 co-ordinates systems. I have drawings that have been started in ISG, but now the designs from 12D etc are...

    Started by Spinxy‎, 4th Jul 2011 03:07 am
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Jun 2015 02:59 am Go to last post
  16. Select object by their annotative scale?

    There are many objects in a drawing, some of them have 1/30 annotative scale, some at 1/40 and some have both, for example. Is there anyway of selecting objects which have the scale of 1/30?

    Started by Bikey_4‎, 20th Jun 2015 12:53 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 196
    20th Jun 2015 07:36 pm Go to last post
  17. Dwg Convert To Dstv Format

    My company just got a beam line machine - the file format this machine accepets is a dstv - I was told that i could take a dwg and convert it into a dstv with the help of some software - would...

    Started by Ritchierich‎, 14th Jul 2008 09:01 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    20th Jun 2015 04:10 pm Go to last post
  18. Exporting Dynamic Blocks to single block drawings

    Hi There, This is my first post on this forum, here goes... I'm new to the concept of Dynamic Blocks, however i have a sizeable drawing estate that is built almost entirely of Dynamic blocks....

    Started by richardb‎, 16th Jun 2015 02:23 pm
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    dynamic blocks, export
    • Replies: 12
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    17th Jun 2015 01:18 pm Go to last post
  19. Lisp to add prefix to Layer State layers

    Hi all I need a lisp that adds a prefix to all layer state layers. So here is my situation, I work at a civil engineering consultancy who design mostly residential subdivisions. We have...

    Started by thefootyguru‎, 14th Jun 2015 12:11 pm
    layer state, lisp routines
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 344
    17th Jun 2015 04:07 am Go to last post
  20. how I can open .BAK file????

    how I can open .BAK file????

    Started by sailor‎, 6th Aug 2007 03:56 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 29
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    13th Jun 2015 10:06 pm Go to last post
  21. Strange Linked Table Issue

    Hello, I am using AutoCAD Design Suite 2013. Excel Sheet I have created an Excel 2013 .xlsx master file with multiple sheets with concatenated columns.

    Started by AutosoFreely‎, 12th Jun 2015 09:01 am
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 373
    13th Jun 2015 03:19 am Go to last post
  22. Cool Wipeouts In Blocks and XCLIPS

    Guys, I need some help with XREFs and wipeouts, when using an xclip and the referenced drawing has a wipeout in the drawing the zooming does some odd things. We have set our INDEXCTL to 3 and we...

    Started by Bumble‎, 11th Jun 2015 04:09 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 234
    12th Jun 2015 05:01 am Go to last post
  23. Attribute Export via Express Tools - How to arrange exported data in inumerical ord

    Hi There, I am using the Export Attribute Information from the Express toolbar to export a list of cable numbers. It is my intention to change these cable numbers via a list in Ecel and then...

    Started by SimonC‎, 10th Jun 2015 02:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Jun 2015 01:27 pm Go to last post
  24. changing (non bylayer) colors of X-ref drawing

    I allways use drawings of other people as Xref and I allways change every color of this Xref to grey so I can draw my own details on top of it in my own colors and use my own plot style table. But...

    Started by freebutterflyx‎, 10th Jun 2015 03:16 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    10th Jun 2015 06:51 pm Go to last post
  25. Attribute Block Invisibe in Layout!!

    Hi, I have attached here a dwg file which contains 2 blocks out of which one block is not visible in Layout/Viewport. Seek quick help, Thanks in advance. Cheers, Ashish

    Started by Ashishs‎, 3rd Feb 2010 02:13 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,398
    10th Jun 2015 06:47 pm Go to last post

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