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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. Batch Plot to PLT

    I want to print multiple layouts to PLT files by using the Batch/Publish Plot command. However it isn't working and only the first layouts prints? Please advise.

    Started by Yona‎, Yesterday 12:00 am
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 02:53 am Go to last post
  2. image menu problem

    I tried to import a menu from autocad v14 into autocad architectural 2011 when I open some details from the pull-down menus, some parts work like Loda- 1 pull-down menu and I see all the...

    Started by samkol‎, Yesterday 11:00 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    Yesterday 11:00 pm Go to last post
  3. Dynamic Block - Flip Action + Measures Display (2015)

    I have the application attached below with these problems: 1. The flip action works fine on (1 to 1) but for the rest it's a mess. 2. The Length is not updating instantly I must regen. I want it...

    Started by Ranime‎, 2nd Oct 2015 08:45 am
    • Replies: 0
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    2nd Oct 2015 08:45 am Go to last post
  4. Flip action problem in a block

    Hello, I have a problem with a flip action in a block. I have attached cad file, so its easier to understand the problem. The more I ''flip'' the block, the more distorted it gets. Could...

    Started by vaida‎, 18th Mar 2015 03:58 pm
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    • Replies: 17
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    2nd Oct 2015 07:34 am Go to last post
  5. Windows 10 killed my plotting

    Since I updated to Windows 10 my plotting isn't the same. Now, in a 24x36 tab with a 24x36 titleblock, I click the dropdown for printer/plotter to switch to DWG to PDF...but is switches from a 24x36...

    Started by jvanabel‎, 1st Oct 2015 04:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 166
    1st Oct 2015 05:39 pm Go to last post
  6. Escape Key Challenge...

    Can you make and autocad button / icon / on a toolbar to have exactly the same function as pressing the escape key? NOT the cancel command as this doesn't cancel objects highlighted etc. This is in...

    Started by JBullseye74‎, 14th Mar 2007 10:59 am
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    • Replies: 16
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    1st Oct 2015 05:27 pm Go to last post
  7. Shaded & Hidden Wireframe Hybrid Plotting...

    Hi guys, Just seeking a bit of advice on the best way to achieve this particular plot stlye in ACAD. Please see image below for example. I would like to be able to create a plot with 3D...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 1st Oct 2015 08:42 am
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Oct 2015 03:43 pm Go to last post
  8. Replace/Redefine Block Removing Attributes

    First off I want to say thanks for allowing me to join in this exchange of knowledge on this forum. I'm working with some "dirty" blocks that contain several attributes. I've cleaned the blocks...

    Started by Foxxy1‎, 27th Aug 2007 08:25 pm
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    • Replies: 34
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    1st Oct 2015 08:42 am Go to last post
  9. E-Transmit Fatal Error

    I'm using Autocad 2013 and when I try to e-transmit i get this error. Can anyone help me with this?

    Started by SAM_R‎, 29th Sep 2015 03:09 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 173
    29th Sep 2015 05:30 pm Go to last post
  10. Plotting PDFs

    Hello, I'm having a issue with pdfs plotted from CAD that are being used for Bluebeam software where the pdf is unusable. The file size is less that 1mb, I have unticked the box to include layer...

    Started by zzxcvb‎, 25th Sep 2015 03:05 pm
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    pdf from cad, plot
    • Replies: 14
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    29th Sep 2015 02:52 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy l section lisp in autocad

    hello frnd my name is prashant from india please my frnd help me,i am searching a l-section lisp please please mr frnd send me :(

    Started by prash1234‎, 29th Sep 2015 07:59 am
    l section lisp send plz.
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Sep 2015 09:20 am Go to last post
  12. Duplicate definition of block xxxx ignored.

    I am using R2008 Mechanical. I have several blocks from different versions and have never had this issue. Whether I copy/paste, wblock or insert certain blocks I get this "Duplicate definition of...

    Started by manmountain‎, 19th Mar 2010 04:03 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    23rd Sep 2015 07:38 pm Go to last post
  13. Scaling line weights?

    Yesterday there was a meeting of the minds in my office. The engineers and the architects decided to talk about line weights and drafting... without having the senior Cad designer in the conference....

    Started by carbons2k‎, 22nd Sep 2015 01:55 pm
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
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    23rd Sep 2015 12:11 pm Go to last post
  14. Question HELP: Stretching and Shrinking problem

    Hi guys, I have this problem and I hope you guys could help me solve. I would appreciate a lot The problem is describe in this photo below. If I miss out any information, please let me know. ...

    Started by jasonle215‎, 3rd Aug 2015 08:46 am
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    • Replies: 36
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    22nd Sep 2015 08:07 pm Go to last post
  15. Question System variable problem?

    I'm running AC2016. I had to kill AutoCAD via the Task Manager after it stopped responding. I can't recall what process it was stuck on at the time, but since I restarted it a couple of my simple...

    Started by Rooster‎, 18th Sep 2015 01:36 pm
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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    21st Sep 2015 11:46 am Go to last post
  16. Cool Deafault Text rotation

    Hello all Im using ACAD 2007 and it seems everytime i opena new drawing single line and MTEXT are defaulted to 270' rotation. sometimes saving the drawing fixes it but often it creeps back in...

    Started by jamie_bigmac‎, 6th Dec 2007 12:24 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    18th Sep 2015 09:53 pm Go to last post
  17. Export a drawing as a PDF via VBA (without sendcommand and Plot)

    Hi everyone, I didn't find my answer on the web by myself so I started a topic here, sorry if it already exists one. I want to convert a DWG in PDF via a VBA code. Simple, right ? I already...

    Started by Cocoroboss‎, 16th Sep 2015 12:33 pm
    export pdf vba
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 396
    18th Sep 2015 03:48 am Go to last post
  18. Question Plotting with Color Book's Color to Monochrome or Grayscale

    I'm trying to plot one of my drawings to grayscale or monochrome style, but my lines and 3d polylines are colored with a color from a color book. When I try to plot, it will plot with the real color,...

    Started by toxicsquall‎, 14th Sep 2015 07:29 pm
    color book, colors, plot problem, plot style, plot styles
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 440
    16th Sep 2015 06:33 pm Go to last post
  19. XREF Layer Color and VISRETAIN=1

    Hey everybody, I have a base map that references several tens of other drawings. I have visretain=1 because I want to freeze certain xref layers in individual view ports of 36 different layouts...

    Started by geocad‎, 11th Jan 2012 08:19 pm
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    • Replies: 20
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    14th Sep 2015 07:31 am Go to last post
  20. Getting 3D faces, 3D polylines, 3D solids and 3D whatever in flat 2D

    We are managing lots of drawings (Architectural, Mechanical, Furniture..) and we have to deal with lots of different consultants. Although we have very strict standards we sometimes receive or have...

    Started by Flaberge‎, 11th Sep 2015 04:08 pm
    3d whatever to flat 2d
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Sep 2015 04:17 pm Go to last post
  21. ETRANSMIT issues

    I am having troubles making a drawing available to an external consultant. My drawing has 12 XREF files so I created an ETRANSMIT (.zip) file and sent it to him with all the drawings. He extracted...

    Started by jaredmccullough‎, 6th Sep 2013 12:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,574
    11th Sep 2015 07:11 am Go to last post
  22. Not responding file

    Hi, I'm using Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 at my desktop pc requirement : Intel Core i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30Ghz, Ram 8GB and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. While I try to open a drawing file, it always not...

    Started by Aqilah89‎, 9th Sep 2015 11:00 am
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Sep 2015 10:32 am Go to last post
  23. Block Info export, inc Insertion Point & Rotation

    Hi All Does anyone know of a function or even a LSP file that can export block information, including the insertion point (relevant to the block rather than specific to the drawing) and the...

    Started by richardb‎, 7th Sep 2015 02:07 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Sep 2015 10:11 am Go to last post
  24. Line color differs over another line

    Hello, Sorry if this has been answered before, I'm not sure what to search for. I just have one question. I have a layer with a black line. Over that I have another line from another layer,...

    Started by mickeforsberg‎, 6th Sep 2015 08:30 pm
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    layer color, line color
    • Replies: 10
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    7th Sep 2015 09:00 pm Go to last post
  25. "Look Up" Parameter or not?

    This guy has a titleblock that is unreal. I posted it in general autocad area last night. I have tried and tried to mess around with look up parameter/action. I just do not see how you can add that...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 29th Aug 2015 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 511
    7th Sep 2015 07:40 am Go to last post

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