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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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    26th Sep 2013 11:27 am Go to last post
  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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    30th Sep 2006 07:50 pm Go to last post
  1. 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, Yesterday 03:48 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 124
    Yesterday 02:23 pm Go to last post
  2. Invisible drawing content

    hello, I inherited a title block from someone else in the company and it is loaded with perhaps 20 MB of invisible content. I have done the following without success to reduce the file size:...

    Started by Oljetter‎, 16th Apr 2015 03:22 pm
    hidden objects, nest, purge
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 249
    Yesterday 11:06 am Go to last post
  3. Sample Project help

    Hello Friends, I was wondering if there is a website to look at some sample projects for electrical drawings projects like Index, symbols, panel schedules, cable schedules, onelines, demolition...

    Started by python‎, 16th Apr 2015 01:24 am
    autocad, electrical, electrical project, project, sample drawing
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 165
    16th Apr 2015 11:28 am Go to last post
  4. Fullbleed A2 plot

    Hey guys. I am trying to plot a A2 sheet, DWG to .pdf. I want the sheet to be on horizontal orientation. then, i choose (594x420). The problem is when i finished the plot the pdf still admits the...

    Started by rafaelrafa10‎, 15th Apr 2015 11:20 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 171
    16th Apr 2015 10:55 am Go to last post
  5. PDF export has lines missing

    I'm fairly new to cad, been using it for less than a year but have never had this problem before: when i export a dwg file to pdf not all the lines appear... it is not a layer issue as some of the...

    Started by daniellesimpson‎, 21st Nov 2014 08:43 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    15th Apr 2015 10:03 pm Go to last post
  6. Colors for plot styles missing in Plot Style Table Editor - AutoCAD 2015 MAC

    Hi, I've just started using AutoCAD and would need to print out my first piece of work. I'd like to create a new plot styles so that my layer colors don't print as displayed (i.e. I want my blue,...

    Started by eisofia‎, 14th Apr 2015 09:32 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Apr 2015 02:39 pm Go to last post
  7. Stretching constrained blocks

    I am hoping to create a "stretchable" block that contains diagonal lines constrained to a center point within a rectangle. The block has been constrained accordingly, and seems to work as long as...

    Started by JoeBased‎, 14th Apr 2015 06:25 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 169
    14th Apr 2015 06:25 pm Go to last post
  8. Utm/ucs

    I believe I am working with an already georeferenced drawing. Is there a way to know this?? I am trying to plot points on a drawing by entering UTM coordinates. I enter the coordinates, but they...

    Started by Qgcad‎, 14th Apr 2015 04:35 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 206
    14th Apr 2015 05:41 pm Go to last post
  9. Convert .plt back to .dwg?

    Is it possible in autocad 2000 to convert a plot file back to the original drawing file? If so, how do i do it?

    Started by DRNAMRON‎, 14th Apr 2015 01:36 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 294
    14th Apr 2015 03:45 pm Go to last post
  10. Exclamation autocad LT 2014

    hi all, so started at a new job, and am using cad lt 2014, and have come across a problem haven't seen since 2011, when i hatch an area, using the pick points option, cad has a heart attack and...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 1st Apr 2015 10:52 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    14th Apr 2015 11:10 am Go to last post
  11. Dynamic blocks not functioning properly when used on a different computer.

    Hi All, im hoping one of you geniuses can help me. I have created an architectural template drawing for multiple staff to use in our company. This template drawing contains numerous different...

    Started by pholt‎, 10th Apr 2015 01:33 pm
    dynamic blocks, properties panel
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Apr 2015 09:35 am Go to last post
  12. Dynamic block - strech box which leave rotate parameter point

    I have a box with 2 stretch parameters, and a rotate. when I stretch left to right I have added a move with a move distance of 0.5 that keeps the rotate grip in the middle of the box. but when I...

    Started by MonkeyTurnip‎, 14th Apr 2015 09:17 am
    • Replies: 0
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    14th Apr 2015 09:17 am Go to last post
  13. Smile emailing autocad drawings

    Hi, I'm new to this forum so please, please bear with me! I have had trouble emailing autocad drawings for a few weeks now. I get "error, file too big" messages. I have tried converting them to...

    Started by FAZ2771‎, 13th Apr 2015 01:12 pm
    emailing, large size, problems
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 368
    13th Apr 2015 10:07 pm Go to last post
  14. Title block to excel spreadsheet

    Hi All, At a loss at the moment.. I am trying to produce a excel drawing register linked to Cad to auto fill in my title block.. all help and advice appreciated... Keith

    Started by keiths‎, 12th Apr 2015 11:55 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    12th Apr 2015 11:55 pm Go to last post
  15. Display/tangent line

    Hey guys. I am doing a draft in Autocad Mechanical and I noticed that when I zoom in, some circles/arcs seems strange... they dont look like circular forms... Does anyone knows what is the reason ?...

    Started by rafaelrafa10‎, 11th Apr 2015 09:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 307
    11th Apr 2015 09:54 pm Go to last post
  16. Question How to completely delete a table data link

    Using AutoCAD 2010 LT with service pack 1 and 2 I created a link to an Excel file to create a table. Before I ETransmit the AutoCAD file (along with many other files) I want to remove the link...

    Started by drayle‎, 2nd Jun 2010 04:19 pm
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 21
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    10th Apr 2015 02:23 pm Go to last post
  17. Sheet Sets

    I am currently using Auto Cad version 2014. I enjoy using set sheet sets to manage my projects. I am have trouble viewing the files in the preview pane. I am able to view some files but others in set...

    Started by dvcraven0522‎, 9th Apr 2015 02:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 382
    9th Apr 2015 03:41 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 387
    9th Apr 2015 01:36 pm Go to last post
  19. Cad dwg to pdf

    I have one Cad dwg file that plots to pdf just fine, (Profile) However If I copy it to another File Name or File placement it Does not Plot correct again. Not even If I try to Recreate it from...

    Started by William Edmands‎, 7th Apr 2015 08:49 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 518
    9th Apr 2015 10:28 am Go to last post
  20. Question Text file to autocad drawing

    Hello all, I make a lot of 2D drawings, they are usually simple concentric circles. Surely, their must be away to generate coordinates in a text file and push them into autocad to show up as a...

    Started by sdl2‎, 9th Apr 2015 01:28 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 453
    9th Apr 2015 03:30 am Go to last post
  21. Deleting All Layers Problem

    Hi All, I have received a drawing from another company and for our purposes we only need certain attributes from it. I need to put all current layers onto layer 0 and delete the remaining layers....

    Started by brandon85‎, 6th Apr 2015 04:39 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 624
    8th Apr 2015 07:03 pm Go to last post
  22. Excel Copy Issue

    Hi, While i try to copy from excel to cad unwanted cells coming as per the attached image where i cloded in red color.it's a filterd excel.please help me...... Regards, Shibu

    Started by Shibuboss‎, 21st Mar 2015 08:28 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 397
    7th Apr 2015 06:15 am Go to last post
  23. layers won't delete

    There are some layers in my drawing that won't delete in the layers properties manager. I don't know why. It gives me 4 possible reasons: - It might be layer 0 or a Defpoint (whatever that is). -...

    Started by gib65‎, 20th Sep 2006 11:05 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    6th Apr 2015 08:49 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Can't get arc to constrain to a line?

    Needing some help. I have the block attached. I am trying to help a friend who wants a parametric swing door so I was going about creating an example and I'm hung on how you get the arc - which...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 3rd Apr 2015 09:44 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 488
    3rd Apr 2015 11:50 pm Go to last post
  25. DWG to PDF problem

    My company logo won't print properly. On occasion, this affects other elements in the drawing, important things, like numbers and text. 4 people use Autocad in my office. We use ACAD's DWG to PDF...

    Started by qball‎, 1st Apr 2015 11:27 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 511
    2nd Apr 2015 10:38 pm Go to last post

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