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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
    • Replies: 0
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    30th Sep 2006 07:50 pm Go to last post
  1. AutoCAD Pricing CAD Drawings

    How do you as a draftsman usually charge to do CAD drawings And how do you figure out the price? What are the steps?

    Started by Skilla‎, 9th Mar 2007 04:21 pm
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    • Replies: 44
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  2. Layout from Template - Relative Paths not working in AutoCAD 2015

    I have been using the Layout From Template feature with success in AutoCAD 2009. After upgrading to 2015 the relative paths from the template file are converted to absolute paths if the...

    Started by Tom_D‎, Yesterday 10:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 02:00 am Go to last post
  3. Table borders

    I am trying to create a table to use as a Revisions Box for my current drawing and future use. I have the table created with the rows and columns as I would like them. My issue is I want to match...

    Started by iloilmarketing‎, 26th Feb 2015 05:34 pm
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    • Replies: 26
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    Yesterday 04:38 am Go to last post
  4. Autocad 2013 - "Plot Previous" doesn't map a window plot correctly between drawings?

    This has been bugging me for some time, and I haven't really found anyone else expressing this same problem. I took a look through the forums here and didn't see anything concerning it, but I'm...

    Started by MHL‎, 9th Feb 2015 09:31 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 355
    Yesterday 01:17 am Go to last post
  5. Drg File Size Balloonon

    Hi, I am having trouble with Auto cad files, when I open a file and start to work on it, then copy details into model space the file size balloons, I have attached the file prior to being worked...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 25th Feb 2015 01:12 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    27th Feb 2015 02:27 pm Go to last post
  6. Plotting Thick Lines - New Plotter [ HP T2500 ]

    I'm hoping someone can help or give some ideas to try. I'm using AutoCAD 2015, I just replaced a HP T1200 HPGL2 with a HP T2500 HPGL2 PostScript. I don't use Lineweights in my drawings, Layers...

    Started by Jaxom‎, 27th Feb 2015 12:32 am
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Feb 2015 01:26 pm Go to last post
  7. Blocks not appearing in Viewport

    Oh the joys of using other people's drawings as a base. I have an existing drawing that everything works on. The objects are white in model space and the color is listed as white. They appear black...

    Started by Mitharan‎, 26th Feb 2015 06:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Feb 2015 11:45 pm Go to last post
  8. Simple stretch dynamic block.

    I'm trying to make a dynamic block for my type where I'm stretching a simple rectangle object. I found this youtube video showing pretty much what I'm trying to do. ...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 24th Feb 2015 12:54 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 218
    26th Feb 2015 04:26 pm Go to last post
  9. Layer Manager Default Linetype Doesn't Hold

    In the layer manager, trying to set the default linetype for a layer. Clicking on the linetype opens the select linetype dialog. I can pick another linetype but the setting for the layer doesn't...

    Started by Schumi‎, 24th Feb 2015 04:29 pm
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    25th Feb 2015 08:17 pm Go to last post
  10. Viewport problem

    Although I can click on the viewport, the 'Move', & 'Properties' command etc is missing from the dropdown menu. Also I can't rescale using the viewport toolbar. This is affecting ALL of my drawings...

    Started by numpty‎, 25th Feb 2015 12:22 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 158
    25th Feb 2015 06:51 pm Go to last post
  11. Smile AutoCAD R14

    Hi everyone, kindly assist with how to convert dwg to pdf in AutCAD R14

    Started by setabs‎, 24th Feb 2015 08:12 am
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    25th Feb 2015 06:27 am Go to last post
  12. Blocks and Fields

    I am trying to create blocks that have a fields, I would like to have it so you can just update the field without actually editing the block. Is this possible? *update* This block is basic notes...

    Started by Hoy_Eco‎, 24th Feb 2015 03:57 pm
    blocks, fields
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Feb 2015 02:56 am Go to last post
  13. Paste a group

    hello, groups get ungrouped after a copy/paste. is there any way around this? thank you for any input. regards, vasco

    Started by vasconobre‎, 13th Jan 2006 03:33 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Feb 2015 06:18 am Go to last post
  14. Custom named PC3 File..

    So i am trying to create a PC3 and PMP file with a custom name "11x17 Loft" I can create a PC3 from our networked system printer with the default name and everything works fine. It is stored on...

    Started by baker‎, 21st Feb 2015 12:25 am
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Feb 2015 12:25 am Go to last post
  15. Plotter Purchasing Advice

    My company is ISO of a new high quality plotter for small and large scale maps possibly with a scanner that run WELL with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 & 2015. We are considering an Epson SureColor T7270...

    Started by Dawny‎, 20th Feb 2015 11:36 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Feb 2015 11:36 pm Go to last post
  16. dynamic block - array

    made dynamic block with stretch command..........finally got it to work(slow on the uptake apparently) tried to add the array action to work in conjunction with the stretch but, it puts the array...

    Started by iicad‎, 17th Aug 2007 01:59 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    20th Feb 2015 06:48 pm Go to last post
  17. viewport cliping boundary

    Hello, I have made a viewport in a layout and I can not find it's border. I can double click on the viewport and edit my drawing and the return to paper space (by the way - I locked the viewport...

    Started by SIDRIX‎, 19th Feb 2015 11:53 am
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Feb 2015 08:58 am Go to last post
  18. Attribute in title block exists in BLock Editor but not in Project.

    Hi all, First the details: Autocad 2011, Electrical package, Fairly experienced user with some formal training. I have a problem that seems simple but has me stuck. I have an existing title...

    Started by Pawnsurfer‎, 6th Sep 2012 12:53 am
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    19th Feb 2015 09:10 pm Go to last post
  19. Drawing Squared Up in Layout Mode

    I see most Architectural and Engineering Site Plan Drawings are left in their Grid orientation, normally to North in Model space but have them squared up to the paper when in Layout Mode for ease of...

    Started by donaldo‎, 18th Feb 2015 10:28 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 278
    19th Feb 2015 02:46 am Go to last post
  20. PDF markup program that can import or use our symbols (block) library

    We currently print all our drawings to dwf. These dwf files are available to the whole company and can bw marked up. We made all out AutoCAD blocks into DWF blocks too, so people that donlt have...

    Started by sparklerach‎, 18th Feb 2015 06:55 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 183
    18th Feb 2015 08:04 am Go to last post
  21. title block basic setup - dwg vs dwt - etc

    i've learned a few different techniques for making an affective title block but i want to weigh in on what you guys think as I have not mastered this yet. Right now i'm drawing my title block...

    Started by adnet23‎, 16th Feb 2015 08:54 pm
    block, fields, title, title block, xref
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Feb 2015 11:17 pm Go to last post
  22. Question Give (not edit) a tag attribute value to existing multiple blocks in the same file??

    Hi all! I would like to give (notedit) a tag attribute value to existing multiple blocks. The attribute is defined as ‘SIGNCODE’ but the value of thisattribute is currently empty.Also I need to...

    Started by kazamar‎, 16th Feb 2015 07:48 am
    attribute value, block attributes, mulitple
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Feb 2015 02:59 pm Go to last post
  23. Polar stretch

    Was trying to figure out how to do a polar stretch on this resistor block while keeping the body centered and the base point fixed.

    Started by musicfix‎, 15th Feb 2015 09:05 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    15th Feb 2015 09:05 pm Go to last post
  24. Cool Internal referencing of Title Blocks

    Hi everyone, If anyone could help me out would be great. I am not a CAD pro, though I have been set a task to create a CAD Title Block/table for layouts. However, I have noticed that it takes...

    Started by Egle‎, 12th Feb 2015 12:03 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    14th Feb 2015 08:53 pm Go to last post
  25. Exploding ALL blocks within a drawing

    Need to explode all blocks within a drawing, including nested blocks - with one step. Not familiar with Lisp routines or macros. I currently use QSELECT => Block Reference => SELECT ALL; then...

    Started by jsalter00‎, 13th Feb 2015 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 215
    14th Feb 2015 12:12 am Go to last post

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