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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. Blocks with multiple attributes

    Hi Guys, got a question regarding the application of multiple attributes in a block. In space planning I make a lot of blocks with a text code in them that I apply a rotation to so it can be...

    Started by MrButtonmush‎, Yesterday 11:25 am
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    Today 02:32 pm Go to last post
  2. Wink Multiple layouts from a single model with viewports

    Hi all, firstly, apologies for my lack of technical terms on this, please bear with me whilst I try to explain what I am struggling with! Right, I have got a drawing of a school that we are...

    Started by RichardLloyd‎, Today 10:03 am
    layouts, viewports
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 10:14 am Go to last post
  3. Action Macro Manager

    Greetings, Working with Autocad Mechanical 2015 and am trying to record an action macro, however the record button is grayed out / inactive. Anyone seen this before? Thanks in advance!

    Started by jmarcum212‎, Yesterday 11:04 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 02:09 am Go to last post
  4. How can i auto insert name of block

    Hi all, advice needed please, i want to be able to insert a block with the name of the block next to it... For example, inserting a road sign on a dwg i the want to place the reference number...

    Started by keiths‎, 22nd Apr 2016 02:24 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 325
    Yesterday 04:37 am Go to last post
  5. image rotating problem

    i copied image from PDF using snaphot tool and than had paste directly in drawing. i cant rotate the image. rotate tool just moves image, doesnot rotates around base point. how to resolve that...

    Started by tem‎, 12th Oct 2008 10:35 am
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    27th Apr 2016 02:37 pm Go to last post
  6. Print is being cut off versus the viewport view

    When I view my drawing in my view port it looks fine, also, when I do a print preview it looks fine. The problem is that when I actually print it the print is offset and it gets cut off about 2/3 of...

    Started by dstille‎, 22nd Apr 2016 03:08 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    27th Apr 2016 02:17 pm Go to last post
  7. Question attributes, feilds and tables

    Hello all, I am trying to make a table with: 1. a space division name 2. department name 3. type of space name 4. SQ FT area using a field that will up date when needed I used an attributed...

    Started by kytyrc66‎, 21st Apr 2016 03:12 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    27th Apr 2016 12:40 pm Go to last post
  8. remove entire color from drawing

    hi all i have a drawing with a baspoke color in - we use a color book which has our fave colors in. i want to remove one color so i never see it again, kind of like purging it. BUT what i have...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 27th Apr 2016 09:12 am
    • Replies: 9
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    27th Apr 2016 11:30 am Go to last post
  9. Cannot see layers in layers prop manager

    Sorry to bother you guys again. I have been trying to clean up layers in my base drawings and have obviously done something wrong. I cannot see any layers when I open the Layers property manager....

    Started by MAREBER‎, 21st Apr 2016 04:27 pm
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    • Replies: 18
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    22nd Apr 2016 03:36 pm Go to last post
  10. Temporarly Background of ViewPorts.

    Do we can change the temporarily background of our viewport have saved ???

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 19th Apr 2016 07:07 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Apr 2016 10:11 pm Go to last post
  11. copy/paste viewports between drawings: layout and model elements all together

    hi mission: coping geometry from the model space and corrisponding layouts/viewports to another drawing. required: when copying and pasting viewport from drawing to another, i want acad to...

    Started by samifox‎, 19th Apr 2016 11:16 am
    • Replies: 8
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    20th Apr 2016 07:40 pm Go to last post
  12. Syncing layers, Blocks, dim styles, etc. on a cloud.

    We want to change everything to a laptop so we can all draw on the go. Is there a way to set a file path to some sort of cloud service so that when you boot auto cad it updates so everyone is using...

    Started by steelcityj20010‎, 20th Apr 2016 07:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Apr 2016 07:39 pm Go to last post
  13. Import Topcon grs1 survey information into CAD

    Hi all, I recently hired a topcon grs-1 to carry out a small topographic survey for work. I need to get the information from the handunit into autocad? Is there an easy way to do this? Thanks in...

    Started by AlexanderPartridge‎, 19th Apr 2016 01:49 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Apr 2016 05:54 pm Go to last post
  14. [Q] benefits of ctb files

    I don’t use ctb files and have downloaded tutorials regarding it. I’ve heard a lot about ctb files from my friends. However, I am not actively involved in AutoCAD work, so not been pressurized to use...

    Started by rock1‎, 14th Apr 2016 12:00 pm
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    1 2
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    18th Apr 2016 12:44 pm Go to last post
  15. printing a table

    hi guys i created a new table and inserted the values but when i print preview i only see the typed values and not the table how do i print the whole table including the values

    Started by wikimags‎, 16th Apr 2016 08:55 am
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Apr 2016 11:49 am Go to last post
  16. Cannot plot due to unreconciled new layer warning.

    I am trying to plot and am being stopped completely by the attached image of a warning dialog box that comes up before I configure the plot properties AND once again after I click to plot. It will...

    Started by MAREBER‎, 16th Apr 2016 07:44 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Apr 2016 08:29 pm Go to last post
  17. paper space, confused

    Hello, I need to adjust the map frame on the fist screenshot, (40_02) in order to align with the dashed frame in paper space as per second screenshot, ( 42_10 ) how can I do that? Please see...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 15th Apr 2016 07:48 am
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Apr 2016 04:47 am Go to last post
  18. Smile Dynamic blocks - Is this possible?

    I have 2 lines, 1 is vertical and the other is at a 45 degree angle to it. I have a stretch action on the line at 45 deg. What I'm trying to achieve is when the 45 deg line is stretched, I want the...

    Started by jakethebeck‎, 15th Apr 2016 09:24 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 278
    15th Apr 2016 02:22 pm Go to last post
  19. Sheet Set Publish Options - Default output location for multiple users?

    We have recently switched to managing and plotting drawings through the Sheet Set Manager. The issue I'm having is setting the Default output location (plot to file) in the Sheet Set Publish...

    Started by creyc‎, 14th Apr 2016 11:06 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 199
    15th Apr 2016 08:39 am Go to last post
  20. vehicle swept path generator

    hi people... was wondering if anyone knows there are plug-ins for autocad that generates vehicle swept paths? especially for a semi-trailer (articulated vehicle) we have a standard print out of...

    Started by Billsta‎, 15th Sep 2003 07:54 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,164
    15th Apr 2016 07:56 am Go to last post
  21. Wink Paste Special AutoCAD entities to include image

    Hey all, wondering is there a way to paste special using autocad entities paste link command? I want to see any images come through that are in my excel file i am pasting from. I do know i can...

    Started by Civardi‎, 13th Apr 2016 05:50 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 351
    15th Apr 2016 03:26 am Go to last post
  22. [ASK] Copy viewport text and layout text into excel

    it's possible to copy model text and layout text into excel without using port (export into pdf,jpeg,etc)?:oops: the example : i have some text in model and layout but when i manually...

    Started by zxccvvv‎, 4th Apr 2016 10:09 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 386
    14th Apr 2016 02:43 pm Go to last post
  23. raster image transparency

    i´ve been trying for awhile now on how to insert a raster image with transparency in cad 06 theres a transparency function in the image setting but i can´t figure out how to do it. can...

    Started by michaeloureiro‎, 15th Jan 2008 02:13 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    13th Apr 2016 04:06 pm Go to last post
  24. Idea Invisible attributes

    Hi, I got a drawing in which the markings made as attributes in the model space can bee seen, but not in paper space. They are non-printable too. How to be visible? I enclose a sample of such...

    Started by aspitanis‎, 12th Apr 2016 05:22 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 304
    12th Apr 2016 07:17 pm Go to last post
  25. Jpg or pdf into drawing

    I suppose my question is, which file type (pdf overlay or jpg) increases the AutoCAD file the least? A pdf is a vector image and a jpg is a raster image? I think I'm clear on how to insert both...

    Started by PMarx‎, 5th Apr 2016 06:24 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 430
    8th Apr 2016 09:07 pm Go to last post

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