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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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    26th Sep 2013 11:27 am Go to last post
  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. line type scale in viewport

    hi all i have a drawing with loads of layouts each one with one viewport. all look fine but one shows batting linetype as 10x bigger. i have checked the magic four in several layouts plus the...

    Started by designerstuart‎, Today 04:39 pm
    • Replies: 5
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  2. Broken OLE link

    I've got some panel schedules on an electrical schedule sheet that I need to edit from an outside source that are OLE objects - the problem is I don't have the original linked documents(excel...

    Started by lkenshalo‎, 28th Jul 2014 05:46 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  3. 2d window dynamic block

    Hey guys, I'm doing a floor plan of an internal measure of a residence I'm working on. instead of drawing individual windows, I would like to have a dynamic block that I can drag one side out...

    Started by danthecadman‎, Yesterday 11:57 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  4. Moved: faulty Distance output

    Started by dennochi‎, Today 11:21 am
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  5. Locking HOME tab on the RIBBON!

    Every time I select let's say an X-ref, the HOME tab on the ribbon changes to the External Reference tab. How do I lock the home tab from changing when selecting anything on the drawing. ...

    Started by banyfuentes‎, Yesterday 02:55 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 03:30 pm Go to last post
  6. Help with a Dynamic Louver

    Hello all, I am fairly new to dynamic blocks, and have been given the task of creating or revising some of our most common pieces of hardware, one being a louver. I have created a stretch point...

    Started by Sewell1977‎, 28th Jul 2014 08:30 pm
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  7. Aligning Grid/Column Lines

    Wondering how people are aligning grid lines in paper space/layout when a partial plan view is view ported. I was always taught that you copy your view port and pull the gridline bubbles into place...

    Started by farmboypeter‎, 24th Jul 2014 05:10 pm
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    29th Jul 2014 07:05 pm Go to last post
  8. Masking Parts of Blocks

    Hello All, Here in my office (oil and gas facilities planning) we're looking at revising some of our CAD practices. One of these involves drawing certain blocks that describe machinery (pumps,...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 28th Jul 2014 11:02 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    29th Jul 2014 05:44 pm Go to last post
  9. Rotated Viewport now My Text is No Longer "E" with the viewport

    Used to use servCAD that had a tool that rotated text to "E" no matter how the viewport was rotated. Say the viewport is rotated where W is straight up. The text would need to have a rotation of "N"...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 25th Jul 2014 09:13 pm
    rotate, text, viewport
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Jul 2014 11:54 am Go to last post
  10. Question paperspace xref different layers per paperspace?

    I have a TitleBlock xref in PAPERspace. I have multiple sheets in the same drawing, each in their own paperspace layout, and each using the same TB xref. Is there any way to turn off layers of...

    Started by WindowsIHateYou‎, 24th Jul 2014 01:36 am
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    28th Jul 2014 11:23 pm Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Jul 2014 02:13 pm Go to last post
  12. Please help flatten my drawing

    I am working in autocad for mac when I am not at work (dreadful program) and it's lackluster to say the least. Since there are no express tools, i can't FLATTEN the drawing. I have a bunch of objects...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 24th Jul 2014 11:26 pm
    cad for mac sucks, express tools, flatten
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Jul 2014 12:53 pm Go to last post
  13. rotated vport still showing after assigned to frozen layer!!

    The Layout is made of 6 viewports...all of them on the same VPORTS layer - I froze the VPORTS layer and the border of all viewports disappear (as expected) except for a viewport which happen to be...

    Started by xelaris‎, 24th Jul 2014 05:49 pm
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    26th Jul 2014 02:48 am Go to last post
  14. CANNOT BIND XREF's

    I have done a search about this before, but I need some more detailed advice. -I am trying to bind about 20 xrefs to a drawing. all but 5 will bind. -When i open the drawing a proxy information...

    Started by golln1ae‎, 13th Apr 2009 09:38 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Jul 2014 07:31 pm Go to last post
  15. Moved: Issues with Fit Curve command resetting

    Started by rsmith151‎, 24th Jul 2014 04:59 pm
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  16. NWCOUT Command

    Can anyone offer an explanation why I can't do the NWCOUT command to export my drawing for Navis. I have AutoCAD 2014. I have another computer that also has 2014 and can run the command with no...

    Started by siderus‎, 18th Dec 2013 02:24 pm
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  17. Exclamation Can't detach Xref

    I'm trying to detach an Xref from my drawing, and it says xref "has multiple references. Not detached." Any ideas what I can do here??

    Started by BenE‎, 6th Oct 2008 05:00 pm
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    25th Jul 2014 10:51 am Go to last post
  18. Question Plotter and/or PDF - how about papersizes?

    Hello everyone, I am having issues when plotting to .pdf, this is what is going on. I have a .dwg (any .dwg) wich contains 1 or more layouts. The layout is set to A1 papersize printing to the...

    Started by Pietari‎, 21st Jul 2014 08:14 am
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Jul 2014 01:43 pm Go to last post
  19. Layout setting?

    It’s been awhile since I have used CAD and I assume I have a setting set incorrectly for what I want. In the attached PDF you can see the same drawing in the lower left-hand corner. I only want the...

    Started by Robert J‎, 24th Jul 2014 01:22 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Jul 2014 01:35 pm Go to last post
  20. Sheet Set Manager not showing drawings in folders

    Hi there. Problem : I`m trying to create a sheet set from existing drawing. When I browse to the folder where the drawing is, it doesn`t show me it in "Choose Layouts" window. I tried renaming the...

    Started by kolcinx‎, 23rd Jul 2014 12:52 pm
    bug, layout, sheet set manager
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Jul 2014 08:16 pm Go to last post
  21. Can't view block in layout

    Hi there, I have a dwg in model space with a building foundation block in it. I however can't view the block in my layout/paper space. layout scale is 1:40. When I explode the block in model...

    Started by KTS‎, 22nd Jul 2014 07:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Jul 2014 12:14 pm Go to last post
  22. PDF with high resolution image huge file size

    Hello. I am trying to export PDFs of drawings with a high resolution image covering almost an entire A1. I realize of course that the file will be very large but it is much larger than I feel it...

    Started by PetterVitestam‎, 14th Jan 2014 12:20 pm
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  23. Same Layer having difference Color in difference Layout?

    Hi all, I am now trying to create a template for building coordination. Let's say, In model space, I have 6 Layer, 2Layout Layers: 1. Wall Layout 2. Column Layout 3. Wall/Column description...

    Started by James7s‎, 21st Jul 2014 06:12 am
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    21st Jul 2014 06:40 am Go to last post
  24. Questions about Reference Edit Objects

    I apologize if there's already a thread about this topic; if so, a search did not locate it. Anyway, this involves Reference Edit. Today I received an AutoCAD 2000 set of house plans from another...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 17th Jul 2014 10:31 pm
    edit, refedit, reference
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Jul 2014 12:19 pm Go to last post
  25. visibility by image in autocad dynamic blocks

    hi dears, i need help about visibility by image in autocad dynamic blocks. see upload image (auto cad plant 3d visibility image). i am trying to make visibility like attached image. i know...

    Started by rashidsohail13‎, 19th Jul 2014 04:15 am
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Jul 2014 12:50 am Go to last post

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