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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
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  1. Wink Dealing with updated floor plans

    Hi Guys, How do you deal with new architectural xrefs? I work at an M&E consultants and when we start a job we create a file from the architectural layout which we rename x_nnnnn_layout.dwg in...

    Started by SafeTek‎, Yesterday 05:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 09:44 am Go to last post
  2. Setting up border properly in paper space!

    I'm Brian! My background is Land Surveying/Civil Engineering but I have been out of the business for about 7 years. I may be getting a job for a survey company so I am messing around trying to...

    Started by briwayjones‎, 21st Feb 2017 07:55 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    Today 03:46 am Go to last post
  3. change source multiple ole links autocad

    I have to change the source of multiple (Excel) ole links in AutoCAD. i 'm afraid it's not possible and i have to change them one at a time, or...? please help, thnx Mike

    Started by mto71‎, Yesterday 08:07 pm
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    Yesterday 08:07 pm Go to last post
  4. change my drawing units to millimeters

    I have some drawings that are drawn in millimeters. I need to add to the drawings but when I type 36 I get a line 36" long. I need to change autocad so that when I type 36 it draws a line that is...

    Started by dznytoy‎, 28th Nov 2006 04:27 pm
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    Yesterday 04:54 am Go to last post
  5. Drawing Wires

    Acad R13 I often have to draw cables between circuit breakers that are offset. The breaker heights are fixed, so getting the correct bend in the wire is often difficult. I have been drawing...

    Started by beavis123‎, 15th Feb 2017 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    20th Feb 2017 05:16 pm Go to last post
  6. Smile creating layer with code for each point

    hello guys !! im trying to import Points from Leica device and i want to creat a layer for each Point depending on its code ,if anyone have ideas how to do it i will be thanksfull best regards !!!

    Started by john-g‎, 17th Feb 2017 08:58 am
    layers, lisp, points
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Feb 2017 01:39 pm Go to last post
  7. printing

    He's told me to print out my drawings. But how do I print it? Like what size and what printer should I choose?

    Started by wonderpriya‎, 18th Feb 2017 02:37 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Feb 2017 09:49 pm Go to last post
  8. Moved: export multiple shapefiles into one

    Started by dirtlegg‎, 16th Feb 2017 03:04 pm
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    16th Feb 2017 03:04 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD Autocad linetype scale Problem

    I'm having issues with my line types from my Autocad 2017. I'm not so sure what's the problem with my line types. I have my drawing scaled at 1:175 and my LTSCALE at 0.5. The line that is selected...

    Started by HarlFrancois‎, 15th Feb 2017 07:38 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Feb 2017 08:34 pm Go to last post
  10. Stupid proxy information window

    So I do very simple drawings of stone blocks for work. I'm not sure what's causing this window because the drawing is so simple, but every drawing I open has this window pop up. It's not bad, but...

    Started by Dolfan0925‎, 3rd Nov 2005 03:52 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    9th Feb 2017 08:32 pm Go to last post
  11. Proxy Graphics??

    a CAD technician i work with keeps getting this pop up window when opening up a certain drawing. it has lots of blocks in it which appear to be missing or part complete. he is using 2006LT but when...

    Started by happyunited‎, 16th Jul 2007 02:22 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    9th Feb 2017 08:30 pm Go to last post
  12. wblocking a drawing with xref

    hi im using acad 2010, I find wblock (command) most useful to proxy out a performance issued drawings. as you know after filtering out a drawing with wblock command the drawing loses about...

    Started by samifox‎, 9th Feb 2017 09:29 am
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Feb 2017 02:52 pm Go to last post
  13. Invisible/Partially visible blocks ?!!

    I'm working on a drawing and I've run into some blocks that act like none I've noticed before. This is not a visibility state like a dynamic bock, but this draw has blocks in it that liook like only...

    Started by AutoNewbie‎, 4th Aug 2010 05:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Feb 2017 03:37 am Go to last post
  14. Dynamic block ?

    Hello folks! I've just started using dynamic blocks and they're a little confusing to me. I got my first one working really well today using Visibility States, Geometric Constraints and Rotation...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 3rd Feb 2017 07:54 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    7th Feb 2017 04:58 pm Go to last post
  15. Issue with loading template

    Hi all, I am having an issue when I load my template, it reduces the size of it and I can't understand why it's doing this. I've purged and checked the units in both files and all seems okay....

    Started by Stevery‎, 7th Feb 2017 10:28 am
    • Replies: 8
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    7th Feb 2017 04:01 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Etransmit creation failed!

    Hi all, I get a pop-up in the middle of a e-transmit saying "Etransmit creation failed!". It's only happening with one file. I've done purge all, audit, rebooted computer,etc. I did the same with...

    Started by JamyB‎, 29th Nov 2010 03:58 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Feb 2017 09:37 am Go to last post
  17. can't find sym.dwg

    I have a PLLAYER.LSP PURPOSE : PLOTTING a Particular Symbol at n Nos. of X,Y,Z COORDINATES in DIFFRENT LAYERS SUPPLIED THRU DATA FILE. NOTE : The Name of...

    Started by Speedster‎, 24th Jan 2017 07:46 am
    • Replies: 4
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    1st Feb 2017 03:07 pm Go to last post
  18. PDF Underlay prints squished together

    Using Autocad 2017. The PDF's I got from one of our contractors are 30x42 drawings with a titleblock. I inserted these 5 PDF's in Autocad as PDF underlays (scale 1.0). When I go back to the...

    Started by ammobake‎, 20th Jan 2017 10:36 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Feb 2017 03:04 pm Go to last post
  19. autocad started to show an error

    Something happened and AutoCad 2016 viewed: Drawing file is not valid. I didn't see such error before, I don't know the reason of this error. Any help, guys... I have to find dwg recovery utility.

    Started by Impedezo907‎, 26th Jan 2017 05:27 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    1st Feb 2017 03:03 pm Go to last post
  20. How to change properties of a new layout when the "+" button is pressed

    Hey guys, this is a continuation of my first thread on this forum, which I still haven't resolved. I have my QNEW template set to my own .dwt file, and that .dwt file contains one layout at 24" x...

    Started by oftenly‎, 26th Jan 2017 07:22 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
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    28th Jan 2017 12:04 am Go to last post
  21. Y dynamic block

    hello Guys, Can you check my dynamic blocks please: the version 1 works perfectly. I would like to have the version 2 the same. but I make something totaly wrong way. It is not working for me....

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 26th Jan 2017 10:40 am
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Jan 2017 03:00 am Go to last post
  22. large filesize

    hi all - our company .dwt is blank except our favourite layers, styles etc. it is 2.7meg, but i don't know why. can anyone tell me why it is 2.5meg, or is that about right? link here as too large...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 24th Jan 2017 09:23 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    26th Jan 2017 05:26 pm Go to last post
  23. Dynamic Block Question

    I have made a block that has been used in several drawings by several people. As the months have gone on and people have used these, some changes have been made to the blocks in the specific...

    Started by Isham_Dean21‎, 26th Jan 2017 05:18 pm
    block, dynamic, dynamic block, dynamic blocks, dynamic set up
    • Replies: 0
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    26th Jan 2017 05:18 pm Go to last post
  24. make my dynamic blocks nonexplodable

    having a little trouble finding out how to make my dynamic blocks nonexplodable...any help?

    Started by Isham_Dean21‎, 23rd Jan 2017 09:59 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    23rd Jan 2017 09:59 pm Go to last post
  25. titleblock

    are there titleblocks in autocad?

    Started by rlbroerman‎, 21st Jan 2017 03:55 am
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    23rd Jan 2017 09:18 am Go to last post

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