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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. Create a No-Plot Color?

    I know you can make a layer no-plot, but I'd like edit my ctb file somehow to make a color no-plot. Screening to 0% isn't exactly what I'm looking for, since that effectively masks anything below it,...

    Started by eyeofnewt555‎, Yesterday 10:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 06:07 am Go to last post
  2. Attributes Updating From the command line.

    Specifically the prompts. Essentially we have a heap of attributes (200 or so) for a complicated block we are making. We have easily got them into the form as below. (copy this into your...

    Started by Lawrst‎, 8th Dec 2016 06:25 am
    • Replies: 5
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    Today 03:06 am Go to last post
  3. copy/paste assistance

    Hi, I attempting to copy and paste drawings between files. When I paste the drawing it ends up, very large and in the top right hand corner of the drawing area. I cannot move it and as it is only a...

    Started by hlshp‎, 8th Dec 2016 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 11:19 pm Go to last post
  4. Coincident Constraints behavior

    I have a rectangle with 2 lines inside. I want those lines to extend/trim when I move the grips of the rectangle in X direction, so I´ve added coincident and parallel constraints to them. When I...

    Started by acofem‎, 1st Dec 2016 12:43 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 06:32 pm Go to last post
  5. Plotting Pipes in 3D Hidden

    Hello Everyone, Cant get my pipes to plot in 3D hidden in autocad MEP. They continue to plot in wireframe. Anyone have any ideas why this might be so? I've changed hide precision, the shade...

    Started by Jimenez‎, Yesterday 12:19 am
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday 05:29 pm Go to last post
  6. How to Increase DPI for jpeg.

    I want to know how to Increase DPI for jpeg when we plot. by default its only 100dpi which is quite low.

    Started by xpr0‎, 7th Dec 2016 02:56 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Dec 2016 02:52 am Go to last post
  7. Might not be possible... "counter rotate" elements of a block?

    I've uploaded an example of what I'm trying to do to Dropbox since it was too large to attach: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6q82ruf5f9la5xf/Derrick%20Example.dwg?dl=0 Long story short, the object...

    Started by jjatho‎, 5th Dec 2016 10:48 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 161
    6th Dec 2016 05:12 pm Go to last post
  8. Moved: Stopping Fields From Updating

    Started by Lawrst‎, 6th Dec 2016 12:26 am
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    6th Dec 2016 01:48 pm Go to last post
  9. Dynamic Block Problem.

    Hi everyone, In dynamic blocks, can I apply one stretch action on two parameters?

    Started by Assad‎, 5th Dec 2016 08:31 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Dec 2016 09:02 pm Go to last post
  10. Exclamation I need help-

    When i plot to pdf some of the isocircles are missing in pdf file but i can see it in preview before i save it. And i need to upload this homework today. Can someone help me? I am also uploading the...

    Started by canakyol‎, 3rd Dec 2016 12:45 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    3rd Dec 2016 04:02 pm Go to last post
  11. Smile X Bind

    Hi to all, I doing an xref to host drawings, tried to Xbind the xref but the problem said not found -- st_segment_lbl this is about Hydro which our company doing a removal of all Electrical post...

    Started by lulumara‎, 1st Dec 2016 10:01 pm
    xref
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Dec 2016 01:22 am Go to last post
  12. Open a dynamic block in editor cause "Internalerror @8597"

    Hello everyone, I'm making a dynamic block and suddenly it starts to crash autocad! That happens when I open it in the block editor! https://media.giphy.com/media/l3vRnKiXXCcWgBmBq/source.gif ...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 1st Dec 2016 05:41 pm
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    1st Dec 2016 06:06 pm Go to last post
  13. Align Command

    I am unfamiliar with the align command. What are the specifics that make this command work. My hope is to grab individual multi-line text units and align them so they are all left justified to one...

    Started by angela@TAG‎, 18th Jan 2008 06:39 pm
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  14. crosshair rotated by mistake

    Hi! The cursor cross hair has been rotated by mistake and I don't know how I could put it back straight (as default). What is the command to rotate the cross hair? If I want to draw an object...

    Started by jmchl‎, 7th Sep 2007 05:19 am
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    • Replies: 10
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    30th Nov 2016 11:13 pm Go to last post
  15. Dynamic Block NOTES

    I am still learning the dynamic block procedures and am also limited by running Carlson with embedded AutoCAD 2013 (which frustratingly limits certain actions i.e. no access to fields). What I...

    Started by BenM‎, 29th Nov 2016 04:19 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 194
    29th Nov 2016 05:21 pm Go to last post
  16. Smile How to start Acad with /switch to close dialog boxes?

    I've been using Autocad 2017 hobbyist/student version for a few months, all was going well until I wanted to play with materials. I downloaded medium resolution materials, installed service pack 1,...

    Started by rhgrafix‎, 29th Nov 2016 07:05 am
    dialogue box, fatal error:, materials, startup, switches
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Nov 2016 11:31 am Go to last post
  17. Dynamic block door

    Hello there, I am new here and i am looking for solution in my dynamic block for a while. I ve got a problem with an arc center. When you are stretching the door the center moves down (or up depends...

    Started by Anderko‎, 28th Nov 2016 12:06 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Nov 2016 02:23 pm Go to last post
  18. 3D Image View to Personal Titleblock

    Hello, guys! So, I have this 3D view of my project and my personal layout on the same .dwg file. Attached herewith is a screenshot of the 3D view, that I want to place on my layout, and my own...

    Started by pol_4792‎, 25th Nov 2016 03:30 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 251
    26th Nov 2016 12:40 pm Go to last post
  19. Delete a Block

    How on Earth do I delete a block from my drawing, which is not used on the current drawing anywhere? Thanks

    Started by Casio47‎, 22nd Nov 2016 09:38 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 357
    23rd Nov 2016 08:41 pm Go to last post
  20. Page Setup Printable Area Wil Not Change

    I'm using AutoCAD 2015. I received an AutoCAD file in which the paper space has page setup printable area as 24 x 36. I want to change it to another size being 11 x 17. I selected the proper printer...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 23rd Nov 2016 06:50 pm
    printable area
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Nov 2016 06:58 pm Go to last post
  21. Problem with printable area

    Does anyone here had a problem trying to change the printable area of custom paper sizes? I've plotter that allows me to create 5 custom paper sizes for each pc3 file, however after create them,...

    Started by myself‎, 21st Mar 2012 11:36 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,167
    23rd Nov 2016 06:56 pm Go to last post
  22. Smile Xref- layout unfreezes when layer change names

    Hi, I have my xref-drawings with many layouts with even more viewports. In all these viewports i wanna show different kind of information and therefore i have to freeze some of the them,...

    Started by plidh‎, 22nd Nov 2016 11:27 pm
    freeze, layers, layout, xref
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 186
    23rd Nov 2016 01:26 pm Go to last post
  23. eTransmit

    When saving our etransmit previously it automatically directed the ZIP file to the source file. For some reason it without changing any settings is now directing the ZIP file to a standard file...

    Started by SurveyCAD85‎, 22nd Nov 2016 11:42 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 199
    23rd Nov 2016 03:41 am Go to last post
  24. Unhappy issue in converting pdf

    hi, why my diagram become small when i export it from autocad to pdf format kindly help me :( !

    Started by Navi‎, 17th Nov 2016 12:41 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 404
    22nd Nov 2016 03:41 pm Go to last post
  25. Architect changed the scale

    So, I'm working a large addition to a civic center in Gillette, WY. It's for the electrical engineering side of the project. We (me and the electrical engineer) are working off of the xrefs provided...

    Started by bleeargh‎, 15th Nov 2016 09:46 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 352
    21st Nov 2016 08:01 pm Go to last post

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