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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. How to change or replace text on autocad drawing using excel spreadsheet

    Hi There, I hope i have the right Forum Area, if not i do apologise..... I will try to keep this brief and to the point, I curently use AutoCAD Mechanical 2015, our drawings have a large...

    Started by SimonC‎, Yesterday 04:20 pm
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  2. Options for sharing paper space but not model space?

    I am the whole CAD dept and all our drawings are used in house, so sharing the complete file is never an issue. I have a project with multiple parts put into different layouts that all come together...

    Started by Zach571‎, Yesterday 04:43 pm
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    Yesterday 10:59 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Array while polar stretching

    Hello, could anyone help me debug the problem? I've made a terminal block and I want to be able to rotate it and stretch it so it changes the amount of pins. Stretching seems to be in order, but...

    Started by montini‎, 20th May 2015 01:28 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    24th May 2015 01:20 am Go to last post
  4. Can I make part/layer of a 2D drawing write protected?

    Hi Can I do that? Thanks a lot

    Started by mechaniker‎, 22nd May 2015 10:46 am
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    22nd May 2015 05:14 pm Go to last post
  5. Combatability Issues - Autocad 2012 vs Autocad Architecture 2014

    If I do a drawing in AutoCAD Architecture 2014 will it open and have editing capabilities in AutoCAD 2012? I don't have A.A. 2014 yet but I have AutoCAD Map 2012 at work and I need to do the work at...

    Started by jimmyjames‎, 20th May 2015 08:28 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st May 2015 12:00 am Go to last post
  6. Dynamic Block, Anno Scale and Linear Parameter

    Hi All I have an issue with a Dynamic Block which is Annotative and has a Linear Parameter with a Stretch Action. The drawing DYN-BLOCK-TEST.dwg is attached with a Dynamic block named 'TEST'...

    Started by Shoey‎, 23rd Jan 2015 12:13 am
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    20th May 2015 11:27 am Go to last post
  7. Angry CAN SOMEONE HELP ME CREATE THIS 3D image using viewports in AutoCAD?? PLEASE?

    can someone PLEASE help me make this using viewports?? its for my final tomorrow. i have to use three right viewport and it has to have those dimensions

    Started by frankenstein19‎, 19th May 2015 02:18 am
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    19th May 2015 12:37 pm Go to last post
  8. annotative scale

    hello, i have just imported my drawing from model to paper space and some of my text is too large. i don't know how to scale it down. some of the text is ok.

    Started by md2512‎, 5th May 2015 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    19th May 2015 10:42 am Go to last post
  9. Object not Parallel to the UCS

    I am trying to join polylines but get the above warning and am unable to use the pedit command as a result. Is there any way to make the object parallel to the UCS in order to edit it? Thanks

    Started by Tconn‎, 2nd Jul 2007 04:40 pm
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    19th May 2015 10:24 am Go to last post
  10. Revision Cloud cannot be a tool palatte

    Hi i want the revision cloud to live in thier own layer, usualy i achive that with the tool palatte, but dragging the cloud to the palatte results in a Polyline tool rather than a cloud tool, ...

    Started by samifox‎, 19th May 2015 06:34 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th May 2015 09:14 am Go to last post
  11. Bulk colour change

    Hi all We have a really weird system at our company where all lines in green on the drawings print out in red and everything else prints black (Don't ask me why!) Anyway, a lot of the older...

    Started by Mirkin‎, 6th May 2015 03:47 pm
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    13th May 2015 05:43 pm Go to last post
  12. Convert PDF image to AUTOCAD

    Loaded a PDF image into 2011 version----is there a simple way to change it to autocad use?????

    Started by Ubrigens‎, 12th May 2015 01:14 pm
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    13th May 2015 01:27 am Go to last post
  13. Edit In Place > move but not delete

    hi all, when i " Edit In Place" an Xref, i want to borrow some objects but I don’t want them to be removed from the XREF is that possible ? Thanks S

    Started by samifox‎, 28th Apr 2015 08:26 am
    • Replies: 8
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    12th May 2015 01:16 pm Go to last post
  14. Embarrassed color shows wrong

    color 255 shows color 253 how to change setting!!!

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 30th Apr 2015 10:18 am
    • Replies: 5
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    12th May 2015 01:11 pm Go to last post
  15. Layer Manager Issue

    When working with Mechanical 2012 at work, in some of the drawings that I open, if I go to Layer Control, the layers in the drop down are in a random order, rather than alphanumeric. How can I...

    Started by Draft1tx‎, 4th May 2015 09:51 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th May 2015 02:44 am Go to last post
  16. Data Extraction

    I'm trying to setup a Data Extraction table with text and a basic formula or two. The problem comes when I update the table. My formula points to a different block instead of the block I choose....

    Started by Deodar311‎, 5th May 2015 05:23 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th May 2015 07:52 pm Go to last post
  17. Transferring a PDF without losing line weights

    I need to transfer an Autocad file that I saved as a PDF into Microsoft Publisher. Every time I try to import it, I lose the line weights from the original PDF. I have tried copying and pasting,...

    Started by margauxword‎, 17th Apr 2015 03:48 am
    • Replies: 3
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    6th May 2015 05:43 pm Go to last post
  18. HELP: Foolproof or easier way to open excel that is within autocad.

    My office embedded excel tables to autocad using "PASTE SPECIAL" whenever I need to edit this embedded excel tables, i need to click them countless of times before it opens. Where exactly...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 29th Apr 2015 06:28 am
    • Replies: 8
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    5th May 2015 06:26 am Go to last post
  19. Wink How is the best way to import a survey into my drawing, but NOT import all the layers

    I have been designing for 18 years and am tired of wasting time when importing surveys into my drawings. I have my own layer system for my home plans, and only use about 20 layers total. I like my...

    Started by EnvisionMan‎, 2nd May 2015 06:25 pm
    drawing, import, layers, simplify
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd May 2015 01:19 am Go to last post
  20. How a misert block can be exploded?

    Hi guys I use Autocad 2013 and I have a file which the whole of it is a minsert . when I explode it, it says: Command: x EXPLODE Select objects: Specify opposite corner: 1 found 1 was...

    Started by remizana‎, 1st May 2015 08:12 am
    • Replies: 1
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    1st May 2015 02:47 pm Go to last post
  21. 2015: dynamic block increment stretch off by <1/256"?!

    I have a block with a segment of base length 1-81/256". I want to have an incremental stretch so it can be a multiple of that length. However, when I set it up to stretch, with an increment of...

    Started by p0026376‎, 29th Apr 2015 06:32 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Apr 2015 11:22 pm Go to last post
  22. Unhappy Autocad 2016 text problem

    Hi, I try printing Arabic font shx type but i get something not i like !!?? someone tell me the reason. both sentences have same properties, LOOK POST NO 7

    Started by issammm‎, 30th Apr 2015 06:12 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    30th Apr 2015 08:23 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Some attributes show as default entry, others do not?

    Hi there, Am editing our title block. I have several attributes. Some of them need defaults and others do not. I have set 2 of the defaults on 2 attributes and these display correctly when...

    Started by CADsince07‎, 30th Apr 2015 09:51 am
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  24. Solid hatch print as lines

    Hi, Im trying to print a solid hatch inside a room, but on the pdf it shows only like thin lines in a 45 degree angle. Any tips? Thanks

    Started by ocvmelbye‎, 28th Mar 2015 06:34 pm
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    30th Apr 2015 03:04 am Go to last post
  25. HELP: Possible to trim or extend excel "view" to include or reduce column & rows?

    I inserted excel by "PASTE SPECIAL". If i were to remove rows or columns, there will be blank rows & columns. Short of re pasting it again, Is there a way to trim the excel 'view'? Likewise,...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 29th Apr 2015 06:22 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 176
    29th Apr 2015 01:59 pm Go to last post

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