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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
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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. Layer manager opens off screen...

    One of our CAD machines has been down graded from a two monitor setup to a single monitor. Now the layer manager, which was opening up on the second monitor, opens off screen. How can I reset it to...

    Started by Dave-CSMW‎, 25th Jan 2006 08:07 pm
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    Yesterday 02:14 pm Go to last post
  2. AutoCAD Title Block Size Relative to Sheet Size

    Dear All What is the Suitable Title Block Size Relative to Sheet Size? I've made New Title Block for our Company (220 mm wide X 90 mm height) for A0 Sheet now i want to move it to other...

    Started by MahReda‎, 17th Nov 2017 02:35 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    21st Nov 2017 01:31 am Go to last post
  3. xref relative path

    is there a way to quickly change all xref paths to relative?

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 16th Nov 2017 02:34 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Nov 2017 02:54 pm Go to last post
  4. Dynamic block question

    I made a dynamic door block using the adjustable door swing. Is it possible to copy or re-block it to make another door block with added parts such as sidelites and not have the 2 blocks ...

    Started by Jman‎, 15th Nov 2017 06:01 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Nov 2017 08:53 pm Go to last post
  5. dynamic door w/ variable swing arc resolved!

    i finally got a chance to test out my theory about using an angular dimension as a substitution for the swing arc in a dynamic door--no more visibility states!...as most of us are aware an actual arc...

    Started by hazardman‎, 17th Jul 2008 08:34 pm
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    13th Nov 2017 03:17 pm Go to last post
  6. xport layout to mode failed

    Hi Using Acad 2017 i use lots of annotative objects and layer sets hide and seek games, some folks that would use my drawing don't really care about all the advanced staff, and i don't want...

    Started by samifox‎, 13th Nov 2017 05:02 am
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Nov 2017 11:21 am Go to last post
  7. assign all the selected objects's layer to a layers group

    hi using layers groups, is there a way to assign all the selected objects's layer to a layers group?

    Started by samifox‎, 10th Nov 2017 08:05 am
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Nov 2017 04:07 pm Go to last post
  8. LMAN updates ALL viewports, not just active one

    Hi all, I have been searching through threads and have yet to find a solution to my problem! I have a drawing set up with my standard Layer States that I used for all projects. In paper space,...

    Started by purplepanda‎, 6th Nov 2017 09:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Nov 2017 01:29 pm Go to last post
  9. Need help creating a dynamic block that has a variable array distance for a rectangle

    I am working on creating my first dynamic block. So up front I will apologize if this is a no brainer question. What I need to accomplish is to have a rectangle that I can change the size of...

    Started by dollada06‎, 10th Aug 2017 11:54 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Nov 2017 07:58 am Go to last post
  10. Creating Dynamic Block for Channelizers

    I am trying to create a dynamic block for inserting channelizers in traffic control plans. I am new to dynamic blocks and seem to be missing something. I want it to do almost what it's doing except...

    Started by mleclair‎, 2nd Nov 2017 08:39 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Nov 2017 07:48 am Go to last post
  11. Architectural drafting

    hi, I'm currently taking Industrail (mechanical) drafting and i eventually want to get into Architectural drafting. I know i have to learn some building codes.. really not too sure about all this...

    Started by mtlndg‎, 26th Mar 2007 09:01 pm
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    7th Nov 2017 10:41 pm Go to last post
  12. Dynamic Block Array for Fastener

    I'm trying to create a Dynamic Block for a Hilti KH-EZ concrete screw. I wanted to use a stretch parameter and chain an array parameter to create the threads as I change the lengths. The lengths...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 31st Oct 2017 07:47 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Nov 2017 03:09 pm Go to last post
  13. Unhappy millimeter dimensions in bmp image

    Hi. I'm new to Autocad. I've made an image to be used for laser printing. The image size is 5x6 mm. The problem is when I use BMPOUT command in Autocad the image is not in millimeters so when I...

    Started by fine‎, 2nd Nov 2017 10:03 am
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    7th Nov 2017 02:39 pm Go to last post
  14. Rotate viewport so objects in model space are square to paper space.

    Is there a better way of doing this. Currently I grab the viewport ROTATE then REFERENCE the object in modelspace then use POINTS to choose something in paperspace (e.g. the drawing border). Then I...

    Started by bell531‎, 25th Oct 2017 08:36 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Nov 2017 02:10 pm Go to last post
  15. Filter DWG using xdata fiield

    I'm checking to see what can be done with xdata. Somehow not all data is catched using this method. Would be handy to filter out ALL Revit inside DWG .. IN ONE STROKE .. Documentation...

    Started by halam‎, 2nd Nov 2017 10:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Nov 2017 12:07 am Go to last post
  16. Blocks and attributes / tags

    I have a drawing with multiple blocks that haves associated text. All items in the block are on the same layer and they are also inserted into the drawing on the same layer in which they are...

    Started by kippax‎, 1st Nov 2017 05:59 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd Nov 2017 04:11 pm Go to last post
  17. Optimizing for PDF ouput. a wish list.

    OK, Im going to throw this out there. It’s my opinion, and I know in advance that some people will disagree.However, I think it’s a worthy topic of discussion. I see a slow shift in the way AutoCAD...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 3rd Oct 2017 05:12 pm
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    1st Nov 2017 12:28 pm Go to last post
  18. Xref In Greyscale

    Hi guys; Im working on drawings which basically rely on xref for ease of work in terms of it always being updated; eg road layouts, pipe layouts, Land Topo. on presentation of development plan...

    Started by nocturne00‎, 23rd Jun 2008 03:03 am
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    30th Oct 2017 07:59 am Go to last post
  19. Using Attributed text in Dynamic blocks built with Geometric Constraints.

    I have a super frustrating issue. I can build some very functional dynamic blocks with some very cool geometric constraints etc, but I cannot figure out how to get attributed text to to snap to a...

    Started by markwheeler303‎, 28th Oct 2017 05:39 am
    • Replies: 0
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    28th Oct 2017 05:39 am Go to last post
  20. Turn off Xref snapping

    hi i have very lazzy xref that i want to redraw, is there a way to turn off snapping to that xref? its dwg Thanks S

    Started by samifox‎, 21st Oct 2017 09:45 am
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Oct 2017 12:56 pm Go to last post
  21. Flipping Hatch Gradients when using the Flip function of a Dynamic Block.

    Greetings all, I've just joined the CADTutor site as I'm getting back into AutoCAD (using the 2018 version) and have very little prior experience (previously used AutoCAD 2008 / 2009 for basic...

    Started by Scottie Fox‎, 23rd Oct 2017 07:20 am
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Oct 2017 03:14 pm Go to last post
  22. Xref problem

    HI I have my xref building plan, and into this I have xrefed the structural xref . I have put it on a layer xref structural everything ok. but when I open my service drawings the xref is showing...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 23rd Oct 2017 09:56 am
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Oct 2017 01:11 pm Go to last post
  23. Dynamic block grips and leader with table

    hi all, anyone please tell about grips 1. i am added stretch action to table but that stretch grip not moving when i am moving table 2. i want add like leader base point to moving my...

    Started by 121madhu‎, 22nd Oct 2017 07:22 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Oct 2017 12:36 pm Go to last post
  24. XREF PDF Files ?

    Here's a new 1 on me. My client had an existing building surveyed. The drawings from the renovation were hand drawn from the 90's. So they had those scanned into pdf. Mostly wall lines, windows...

    Started by David Bethel‎, 21st Oct 2017 11:54 am
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    • Replies: 14
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    23rd Oct 2017 02:29 am Go to last post
  25. Angry Title Block Isn't Fitting!

    I have an odd issue with AutoCAD 2014. I have two different files which should be identical when I go to plot- exact same xref'ed title block, same paper size set, same plot style, same output...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 20th Oct 2017 04:32 am
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Oct 2017 01:47 am Go to last post

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