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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. Plotting

    AutoCAD LT 2015, Windows I have detailed a part 1 to 1, used a new layout in paper space. Changed it to Arch 24x36 size. Created a window the full size of the 24x36. Scaled the part to the size...

    Started by tazdog‎, 25th Jul 2016 08:14 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    Today 02:10 pm Go to last post
  2. Moved: reducing vertexes 38000 to 5000 but still unmanagable....

    Started by cat3appr‎, 24th Jul 2016 10:59 am
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    Today 12:39 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Help with dynamic blocks

    i have created a block for a Bridge joint but need help to finish it the is a regin nosing each side of the joint that i have added streches to but there is a rubber insert between that i normaly...

    Started by AJSmith‎, Today 11:40 am
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 31
    Today 11:40 am Go to last post
  4. SDI Problem

    I tried searching for a solution to this, but can't find anything anywhere. Hopefully, someone here can help me out. I am currently using AutoCAD Electrical 2014. I am sometimes forced to switch...

    Started by flyingjunkie‎, Yesterday 08:48 pm
    display, filetab, sdi
    • Replies: 0
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    Yesterday 08:48 pm Go to last post
  5. 2 identical drawings, one is 17 times heavier, why?

    Hi all, I'm trying to figure out something about this title block. A file is too large so it can be downloaded here It's the same title block ERS001_28GAS_LEG ASBUILT , one is 1348KB and the...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 24th Jul 2016 10:15 am
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    • Replies: 20
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    Yesterday 05:33 pm Go to last post
  6. Setting up increments or distance in a Dynamic block

    I created a simple 2D plan view dynamic block of a steel beam in a zero layer (white line) and the beam flange in a non-plot layer (gray rectangle). I have a problem with the block when I set my...

    Started by jaff‎, 15th Jun 2016 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Jul 2016 07:21 pm Go to last post
  7. Dynamic Block - Rotating Attributes

    Can anyone help me with the attached block. I want to rotate my block so that the attribute rotates with it but stays the correct way around so it is still readable and no upside down text. So...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 17th Oct 2012 10:56 am
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Jul 2016 07:05 pm Go to last post
  8. How to specify a Basepoint for a block?

    I have two equally sized parallel lines with the same X coordinates that I want to make into a Block. I need its basepoint to be, horizontally, at the same point as any line's beginning; and...

    Started by rlcad‎, 21st Jul 2016 08:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Jul 2016 07:03 pm Go to last post
  9. copy/paste from model to paper space

    hello I'm having quite an headache from this: I need to copy in paper space a dwg that I have in model space, but I don't succeed to get it in the right place. My scale is 1:2000 so I know that...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 22nd Jul 2016 08:06 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    25th Jul 2016 06:28 pm Go to last post
  10. nightmare with Error: "DWG file is currently in use or is read-only"

    and of course the file is not currently in use and is not read only... I've already googled it and i applied the solutions that I found online: - unchecked the "read only" in the files -...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 22nd Jul 2016 12:53 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 277
    25th Jul 2016 12:10 am Go to last post
  11. Virtual Printers - Nitro Pro "Installation"

    Hello All, I'm out-of-work and searching. Whilst going through the process, my wife has started a new business. I have become the DeFacto CAD Toad. She keeps feeding me and not making me sit out...

    Started by Dinochrome‎, 21st Jul 2016 05:24 pm
    nitro pro, pdf, primo pdf, virtual printer, windows7
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Jul 2016 08:30 pm Go to last post
  12. Attributes inside a block being inserted on current layer.

    Hi, i am inserting my Revision Triangle block. When inserting the block into the drawing i have the current layer set to REV 1_2016-xx-xx. The triangle comes in on that layer, but the number 1, 2,...

    Started by ClearyCAD‎, 1st Jul 2016 02:59 pm
    attributes layers blocks
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jul 2016 05:46 pm Go to last post
  13. new group layer filter

    Hi CAD folks I have a file that all of my group layer filters are suddenly empty. I have about 10 filters, each with anywhere from 4 to 20 layers, all gone. The filter group name is still...

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 15th Jul 2016 05:59 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Jul 2016 05:35 pm Go to last post
  14. Change width factor on multiple block attributes?

    Greetings, I have a number of attributed dynamic blocks with multi vis states, that I wish to change from attribute text width factor 1, to 0.85, as per client specified requirement for the...

    Started by Chris Wilkinson‎, 8th Sep 2009 07:34 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    20th Jul 2016 08:00 am Go to last post
  15. Background cut off when plotting.

    I'm using AutoCAD 2013. When I plot my drawing, over half of the background is being cut off. My drawing is intact, just the background is being cut off. Any help would be appreciated.

    Started by burtpw‎, 18th Jul 2016 06:43 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    19th Jul 2016 10:33 am Go to last post
  16. Attribute editing

    Hi all, I'm trying to edit attributes in a block - about a hundred of them. I'm using ATTSYNC, but when I choose the block, the error"the selected block has no attributes". I look in the properties...

    Started by GISdude‎, 13th Jul 2016 04:48 pm
    attributes, blocks
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jul 2016 06:06 pm Go to last post
  17. Angry Strange behavior of files in Autocad LT

    hi this a wired transmittal drawings that has performance issues and size. in the full version i manage to deal with fine the full version. please help my friend, he work with those files on...

    Started by samifox‎, 13th Jul 2016 07:43 am
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Jul 2016 10:46 am Go to last post
  18. what happened??

    Hello, When I do a copy/paste of the north arrow from dwg A into dwg B it gets copied like an entire crown, as per second image, but I want the arrow like per image (right here below) ... i guess...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 15th Jul 2016 07:03 am
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Jul 2016 08:08 am Go to last post
  19. Plot to PDF Scale Wrong

    Hi all! I'm new to AutoCad, having only done a few small jobs over the last year. Mainly floor plans for planning permission. I've finished the plan and I'm tearing my hair out trying to get it to...

    Started by billydavies21‎, 12th Jul 2016 12:03 pm
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 53
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    15th Jul 2016 02:21 am Go to last post
  20. Images disappearing from the drawing after converting to PDF

    Hi, I attached some pictures (jpeg, ,png) to my AutoCAD 2013 drawing and when I convert my drawing to PDF format, I didn't find those images on the output file. I even tried to keep those image...

    Started by Mansur‎, 14th Jul 2016 09:33 am
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Jul 2016 06:38 pm Go to last post
  21. Delete layers

    There are 2 layers on this sample that QuickSelect says have nothing on them... Yet I cannot delete them. I've WBlocked, purged, dlete from Layer Prop Manager... I have hundreds of these I'm...

    Started by Zeek‎, 30th Jun 2016 05:11 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 480
    14th Jul 2016 04:36 pm Go to last post
  22. Binding in AutoCAD 2017

    Hi GUYS, For some reason I am unable to bind Drawings with unloaded Xrefs... For some reason I cant detach them and bind in my office. I did this in 2015 version but computer changed and I have...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 14th Jul 2016 03:17 am
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Jul 2016 05:49 am Go to last post
  23. Shading an area on the floor plan

    Hi All, I am using CAD 2011 and need to shade an area which shows that it is tenanted. I would be grateful if anyone could assist me. Many thanks Franny

    Started by Frannym‎, 12th Jul 2016 01:47 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    13th Jul 2016 06:38 pm Go to last post
  24. Column Tag Tutorial

    http://www.iconeo.net/2016/rotating-dynamic-block/ Thanks.

    Started by iconeo‎, 12th Jul 2016 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    12th Jul 2016 09:34 pm Go to last post
  25. Dynamic block - Stretch, rotate - center object

    Hello all, I have a dynamic block with a problem. The block can now stretch and rotate, but in the center of the block there is an object that should always be in the center of the lines. ...

    Started by DesmetMartin‎, 30th Jun 2016 12:33 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 463
    12th Jul 2016 09:37 am Go to last post

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