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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. Linked image in Xref title block not showing up

    I made a title block for my company, and I xref the title block into drawing layouts as per standard procedure. The title block itself, has an image that I attached to it. I always seem to have...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 23rd Jun 2016 06:17 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Jun 2016 06:38 pm Go to last post
  2. Dynamic block with stretch & array on two planes, array position errors, please help

    Hi This is my first post on here, I'v had much benefit over the years with queries however I cannot seem to find one that will help me this time. I'm unsure as to whether this is a glitch or an...

    Started by Stu22‎, 30th May 2016 01:55 am
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Jun 2016 03:29 pm Go to last post
  3. Smile field

    hi sir please help me how can i use field to do match line in many dwg example ( dwg name cw-201 i need to match line with another dwg name is cw-202) so i need the numbors 201,202 as field

    Started by issammesk‎, 23rd Jun 2016 01:57 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Jun 2016 02:10 pm Go to last post
  4. Automatic level label dynamic block

    Hi! Does anyone have an level label for displaying the plus heights in facade and section that is dynamic. I want to insert the block in 0,0,0 and then when i copy it i want it to change the level...

    Started by smalm‎, 2nd Mar 2012 01:48 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    23rd Jun 2016 12:53 pm Go to last post
  5. Acadprefix

    hi, i dont understand what ACAD operating system environmental variable means? it is windows related variable? if you read the documantation , notice that the variable is not saved which means...

    Started by samifox‎, 21st Jun 2016 07:24 am
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    23rd Jun 2016 03:58 am Go to last post
  6. force TrueView to work in the background

    Hi (not sure where to post it so sorry admin) using TrueView, i use to convert almost for every drawing that come from outside. while converting, i want to do other stuff, but TrueView...

    Started by samifox‎, 22nd Jun 2016 11:26 am
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Jun 2016 01:34 pm Go to last post
  7. Dynamic Block Text Visibility

    Hello, I am trying to create a dynamic block that shows a spiral conveyor in several different configurations. I have text that needs to be able to be turned off and on. I had it working until I...

    Started by jkoll66‎, 26th May 2016 05:05 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Jun 2016 01:03 pm Go to last post
  8. Allow/Prevent block explotion

    hi what is thew sysvar allowing/preventing to explod block?

    Started by samifox‎, 22nd Jun 2016 09:44 am
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Jun 2016 10:50 am Go to last post
  9. making a view port into a new drawing -if possible

    Gentlemen, I have ACAD 2007. I have never really understood view ports. Can you tell me the procedure for making a model space view port into a separate drawing in paper space? Much obliged. ...

    Started by jack nastyface‎, 21st Jun 2016 04:08 am
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Jun 2016 07:12 am Go to last post
  10. 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: 8
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    22nd Jun 2016 12:06 am Go to last post
  11. Dynamic block to normal block

    Hello all, I have the following issue: When working with dynamic blocks, the file get's bigger fast. We have huge drawings in our company due to big projects. This is why I'm asking if it's...

    Started by DesmetMartin‎, 21st Jun 2016 10:49 am
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    21st Jun 2016 02:08 pm Go to last post
  12. Unhappy page set up manager

    Hi I am switching between two different CTB occasionally and once changing the CTB in one paper space - Autocad have used to pop up a window and offer to make this changes apply for all the...

    Started by GTM‎, 21st Jun 2016 03:24 am
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Jun 2016 03:24 am Go to last post
  13. VPLAYER scope

    hi i want to set all Xref VP color to x. i use vplayer color current * and all VP set to x. but i want the scope of the command to be the XREF layers only.

    Started by samifox‎, 19th Jun 2016 07:30 am
    • Replies: 8
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    20th Jun 2016 07:21 pm Go to last post
  14. 1 unlocked AttDef filtered from selection.

    I am trying to make a viewport label dynamic block, stretch. I added the distance parameter and stretch the line but when I try to move the scale attribute it won't move. there is some type of weird...

    Started by squareknees‎, 17th Jun 2016 02:29 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jun 2016 08:21 am Go to last post
  15. Dynamic Block Visibility/Lookup/Chains

    I found this block online. I'm trying to do something similiar. I want the attribute to be dynamic (in context). The author of this block set a visibility and then 92) lookup actions, but only (1)...

    Started by bcritzman12‎, 28th Jul 2011 04:18 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    19th Jun 2016 10:29 am Go to last post
  16. Filtering specific objects from multiple objects

    Greetings! I'm new to the forum so my apologies if this type of thread has already been answered but I haven't been able to find a solution. So the problem I've got: I have block objects...

    Started by Dragoon‎, 17th Jun 2016 12:55 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Jun 2016 07:52 am Go to last post
  17. Is it possible to apply dynamics to a blocks base point?

    Hi, I'm updating my block library with dynamic rotations but I'm having trouble with blocks that do not have base points in their centre's. When I rotate the block the base point grip stays in...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 14th Jun 2016 10:12 am
    base point, dynamic blocks, dynamic rotation
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Jun 2016 02:48 pm Go to last post
  18. LISP for create new layer on open dwg

    Hi I've been looking for a LISP that will create a new layer with a given name ("DATA EXTRACTION") every time I open up a dwg (unless that layer already exists) and make that layer current. I have...

    Started by Jamesjh1171‎, 10th Jun 2016 12:53 pm
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    14th Jun 2016 06:38 am Go to last post
  19. Hatching a block

    Hi Guys, So I have a block which consist of 2 desks, & 2 chairs. I want to shade the 2 desks blue. When I click on hatch CAD asks for the internal points I then get a box saying a closed...

    Started by Frannym‎, 13th Jun 2016 12:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Jun 2016 01:05 pm Go to last post
  20. Paper space units won't change

    Good day everyone! I have a little problem that I can't figure out and haven't found any similar topic or answer to my problem on the net. The problem is I have set a paper to ISO A3 (420x297...

    Started by Demtor‎, 12th Jun 2016 12:16 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Jun 2016 04:42 pm Go to last post
  21. AutoCAD LT - Report

    I am drawing up some new P&IDs for a client, i am using my AutoCAD LT 2015 Software, as from the attached image is there anyway of exporting the text entities into a .csv file (excel)? Basically a...

    Started by boxel0‎, 10th Jun 2016 04:24 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Jun 2016 04:56 pm Go to last post
  22. how to map an RGB color in CTB?

    hi how to map an RGB color in CTB?

    Started by samifox‎, 9th Jun 2016 08:52 am
    • Replies: 8
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    9th Jun 2016 05:48 pm Go to last post
  23. Very frustrated with trying to save a dwg as a dxf.

    I have an architects drawing that was sent to me as a DWG and I am trying to save it as a R12 DXF for uploading to a pocketGIS application on a PDA. When I try to save the file I get an pop up...

    Started by Treehugger‎, 15th Feb 2012 09:42 pm
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    1 2 3 ... 9
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    9th Jun 2016 11:31 am Go to last post
  24. Block to show a Y value for a elevation level, but the value must be scaled down?

    Hello peeps, ive created a block which shows the Y value on a elevation when the ucs is set to the correct datum. The problem I am having is that I want the llevel displayed in m not mm. For...

    Started by raj banerjee‎, 8th Jun 2016 10:01 am
    • Replies: 8
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    9th Jun 2016 09:46 am Go to last post
  25. attribute on dynamic block not flipping

    i want my attribute to rotate from 90 to 270 using flip action. but when i added a flip action on my attribute, the action only works on newly inserted blocks. when i created as new text,mtext or...

    Started by iamsiopao‎, 9th Jun 2016 04:06 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 186
    9th Jun 2016 09:16 am Go to last post

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