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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. Printing in real template

    How to print 8 ft drawings in autocad scale 1:1, I'm doing a drawing for a Client and I thought it's easy but need help in Printing 8 ft board template in real world of scale 1:1. I checked the ...

    Started by lulumara‎, 20th Aug 2016 12:32 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 357
    Yesterday 01:16 pm Go to last post
  2. Upside Down Text When I Plot To PDF

    Has anyone seen or head of this error before, and does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop it happening. It does seem to be a random occurrence. When I plot to PDF the letters are coming in...

    Started by mapwhisper‎, Yesterday 11:38 am
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 12:49 pm Go to last post
  3. Publish file thats moved location

    Probably a simple one, but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere... I have a load of .dsd publish lists but the original files have been moved to an archive folder. Is it possible to update...

    Started by DB007‎, 22nd Aug 2016 10:17 am
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 11:08 am Go to last post
  4. Print without opening dwg.

    Hey All, How can i print the dwg. without opening??? Advance Thanks, MS

    Started by Muhammad Sadiq‎, 22nd Aug 2016 07:17 am
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Aug 2016 02:57 pm Go to last post
  5. Moved: Layers to Menu Bar

    Started by lonelysn‎, 22nd Aug 2016 01:29 pm
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    22nd Aug 2016 02:42 pm Go to last post
  6. plot custom colors as black

    hello all i've got a drawing with a few custom colors. I want to print everything black. it seems a ctb cannot affect custom colors, so is there a similar way to mange this? i've seen here that...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 12th Aug 2016 02:56 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Aug 2016 09:01 am Go to last post
  7. help on exprting line properties to excel

    how do you export the group name of a line on excel?? i checked all (as in everything!) on dataextraction and nothing there says group Command: Specify opposite corner: Command: list 28 found...

    Started by ktbjx‎, 17th Aug 2016 09:43 am
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Aug 2016 02:50 pm Go to last post
  8. Page border and title blocks

    I'm new to the forum and fairly new to Autocad. I'm wondering if anyone knows of anywhere I can get templates for page borders and title blocks. I have searched with no luck. I've tried using the...

    Started by savannahmetal09‎, 14th Aug 2016 04:50 pm
    page borders, templates, title blocks
    • Replies: 9
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    18th Aug 2016 02:29 pm Go to last post
  9. OCE Plotters

    Any experience or opinions would be welcome (unless you are a company rep :P). We are looking at getting a new OCE. I was looking at the 325, 360, and 750 models. Anyone have any comments on any...

    Started by iconeo‎, 16th Aug 2016 10:59 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Aug 2016 06:49 pm Go to last post
  10. Blocks within a block, within a block ARGH

    Hi! I have a floor plan that I would like to save as a xref file but before I do that I want to change the colour of everything on this dwg to 252. I change all the layers to 252, and yet...

    Started by Stevery‎, 12th Aug 2016 01:08 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Aug 2016 08:09 am Go to last post
  11. Wink Layers

    Hi All, I have made a layer for Trees using some blocks and some drawn objects. When I turn the layer off it doesn't turn all the items off. I have checked to make sure that they are all in the...

    Started by SherryLF‎, 11th Aug 2016 03:17 pm
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    15th Aug 2016 12:59 am Go to last post
  12. Block insert: Immense!

    Ahoy, Autocad, Not 'new', just not very 'accomplished'. I have a .dwg with blocks which are OK on the existing drawing, but a re-insertion has them becoming immense. Pop-up shows: units:...

    Started by rhbelter‎, 9th Aug 2016 05:59 pm
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    13th Aug 2016 11:41 am Go to last post
  13. Dynamic Block - stretch angled lines

    Hi guys, I am trying to make a dynamic block that will allow me to have a vertical stretch function with 2 sides being on a fixed angle. http://imgur.com/a/u1hkF I tried a combination of locking...

    Started by milosv‎, 12th Aug 2016 09:26 am
    • Replies: 0
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    12th Aug 2016 09:26 am Go to last post
  14. Why create a template file?

    Hi guys, just read a post a couple down the list about templates and it reminded me of something ive never really understood, what is the benefit if creating a template file rather than setting up...

    Started by mrgrotey‎, 23rd Aug 2006 10:32 am
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    • Replies: 17
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    10th Aug 2016 11:30 pm Go to last post
  15. can't overkill this drawing

    hi all, I have this drawing, 12MB, so it can be downloaded here. I worked on it a lot and i want to improve it a bit. I tried with overkill bit it keeps on crashing, not sure why. can someone...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 28th Jul 2016 01:42 pm
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    • Replies: 25
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    10th Aug 2016 12:29 pm Go to last post
  16. Dwf to pdf (pdf size gets bigger please help)

    i got an autocad (.dwg) file in dwf from the new version of autocad and when i open in the older version to convert it to pdf the file size goes larger . please need help Thanks

    Started by helpme‎, 9th Aug 2016 02:23 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Aug 2016 11:09 pm Go to last post
  17. AutoCAD Error Message

    Having an issue with one CAD file everytime it is opened. Need help with this error: "One or more objects in this drawing cannot be saved to the specified format. The operation was not completed and...

    Started by URCADServices‎, 9th Aug 2016 06:13 am
    autocad, error message
    • Replies: 8
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    9th Aug 2016 12:50 pm Go to last post
  18. Block Will Not Change Color

    I have a pretty basic block (circle around a number, only used in paper space) that refuses to change color. If I go into properties and change the color to white, it continues to display as cyan. ...

    Started by ACV‎, 3rd Aug 2016 10:08 pm
    block color
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 325
    9th Aug 2016 02:17 am Go to last post
  19. Constraints on AutoCAD Vanilla vs AutoCAD Mechanical

    We're testing some new methods here using the constraints in AutoCAD. It seemed to be working fine but then suddenly it's not. I'm wondering if there is any limit on the number of constraints you can...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 3rd Aug 2016 08:13 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Aug 2016 08:30 pm Go to last post
  20. inserting dynamic block in to model space

    i remember in my old company, i used to insert dynamic block from tool palette. I use to select two points on model space to select the length of beam i needed. how to do that ? I made...

    Started by srini‎, 5th Aug 2016 04:52 pm
    dynamic block, insert, selecting length
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Aug 2016 06:16 pm Go to last post
  21. Default properties for blocks in a palette

    I have many palettes created with ADC. Each palette contains a variety of Dynamic blocks for machined hole features. We noticed today that some of the blocks when selected from a palette are inserted...

    Started by tmalinski‎, 2nd Aug 2016 07:12 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Aug 2016 01:25 pm Go to last post
  22. Question Cant double click to edit attributes

    One of our caddies has a different issue to one iv ever seen when trying to edit the drawing frame (a attributed block) he cant double click to bring up the editor dialog box ??? also may be...

    Started by AJSmith‎, 5th Aug 2016 10:32 am
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Aug 2016 10:54 am Go to last post
  23. Block Attribute Text will not scale

    I have a number of block in a drawing which are not visible when printed, so I intend to scale them up. The blocks have a "type" assigned as an attribute. However when I scale up the block,...

    Started by kippax‎, 4th Aug 2016 04:06 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Aug 2016 09:15 am Go to last post
  24. Dynamic Block - Rotating Attributes

    Can anyone help me with the attached block. I want to rotate my block so that the attribute rotates with it but stays the correct way around so it is still readable and no upside down text. So...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 17th Oct 2012 10:56 am
    • Replies: 6
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    4th Aug 2016 11:55 pm Go to last post
  25. Plot to PDF Scale Wrong

    Hi all! I'm new to AutoCad, having only done a few small jobs over the last year. Mainly floor plans for planning permission. I've finished the plan and I'm tearing my hair out trying to get it to...

    Started by billydavies21‎, 12th Jul 2016 12:03 pm
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    • Replies: 58
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    4th Aug 2016 09:57 pm Go to last post

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