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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. 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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  2. 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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  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. Creating Searchable PDF's

    I have found out this morning that the PDF files I've been creating from AutoCAD are not searchable if we're using any .shx type font. Well, of course you can guess what type of font all 90K plus...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, Yesterday 03:52 pm
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  2. Nested Blocks and Purge Issues

    Hello... I have tons of nested blocks that have built up over time from people inserting drawings from vendors. Now, the file is so bloated, It is basically unusable unless one has a supercomputer....

    Started by Casio47‎, 16th Oct 2014 02:52 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 02:42 pm Go to last post
  3. Sheet sets are they really this bad ?

    I took the plunge and I am trying to use sheet sets. I started with just 2 base xref drawings and created 27 sheets set layouts, the idea looks great, but then I tried plotting, I selected 10 of the...

    Started by steven-g‎, 15th Oct 2014 01:27 pm
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  4. Flip Attributes in Dynamic Block

    Hi, I've created a dynamic block to create a block for doing planting plans. There is and attribute for number and an attribute for code. These need to appear in this order, but when the label is...

    Started by Tony Mitchell 1983‎, 7th Oct 2014 02:12 am
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday 06:08 am Go to last post
  5. how do dim styles work and how to import dim styles to another drawing?

    My question involves how dimension styles are stored with autocad. Is it a LISP routine, a dwg that is to be loaded or what? I ask because, at my work, they have all the dimension styles set up, and...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 17th Oct 2014 09:04 pm
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    18th Oct 2014 12:13 am Go to last post
  6. Moved: AutoCAD electrical 2014

    Started by cadmando2‎, 17th Oct 2014 09:48 pm
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  7. shortening fields in attributes

    Our drawing blanks have an MTEXT field linked to the file name. This stops people "SAVEAS" and leaving the new file untraceable. I don't have a problem with this. We also have an ATTRIBUTE that...

    Started by dbroada‎, 17th Oct 2014 10:23 am
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Oct 2014 02:14 pm Go to last post
  8. Moved: MAC to win transition

    Started by vick2014‎, 16th Oct 2014 08:52 pm
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    17th Oct 2014 12:59 pm Go to last post
  9. Exclamation Custom PDF naming output

    all, i'm after a way to get ACAD to name the PDF's it outputs a certain way. *job number**layout**revision*UC i would like these features to be derived from the title block. has anyone got...

    Started by Bladezy‎, 17th Oct 2014 06:59 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Oct 2014 07:08 am Go to last post
  10. How to lighten or dim text ,lines & shapes in autocad

    I am trying to do some modification in an already existing electrical lighting layout file. What I want to do is lighten the already made sketch and then draw new symbols over it. I have searched...

    Started by Tahir Qayyum‎, 15th Oct 2014 09:35 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Oct 2014 05:32 pm Go to last post
  11. Moved: Delete unused blocks

    Started by salmonrose‎, 3rd May 2011 11:25 pm
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    16th Oct 2014 04:32 pm Go to last post
  12. Plotting in showing specify line with darker output asbuilt drawings

    Hi All, Need some help with this: I am working on modifying a drawings to add on some pipe lines, which I would like to outline them. - The orginal drawing has 2 x-ref drawings attached...

    Started by bctech‎, 15th Oct 2014 05:30 pm
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    16th Oct 2014 03:59 pm Go to last post
  13. Printing from MAC

    I am trying to plot to pdf from dwg, however no matter what I do it will only plot to A4 even though the drawings are A2 & A3. The attached printer is A4 and Autocad will only recognise that, anyone...

    Started by Simon054‎, 15th Oct 2014 06:23 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Oct 2014 06:41 pm Go to last post
  14. HP Plotter Issue

    Just got a refurbished HP DesignJet 430...it waits a couple of minutes after plotting for the ink to dry (no longer necessary), before cutting the sheet. Any way to change that?

    Started by Larry C‎, 14th Oct 2014 04:39 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Oct 2014 04:34 pm Go to last post
  15. How do to copy a table in excel to autocad

    hi guys, I hope someone can help me, How do to copy a table in excel to autocad, someone have a routine,:):D

    Started by jdbond‎, 11th Oct 2014 04:25 am
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    14th Oct 2014 03:26 pm Go to last post
  16. Dynamic Block Visiblity and Lookup parameters

    I'm trying to create a dynamic block for profile view of a TXDOT standard headwall. The TXDOT detail shows varying dimensions based on the size of the connected pipe and also the slope of the...

    Started by adrath‎, 13th Oct 2014 01:37 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Oct 2014 02:51 pm Go to last post
  17. Table Style Question

    Lately I've been working on electrical panel schedules in both excel and CAD. The company I work for is pretty particular about how they set up the schedules regarding colors and fonts, so they have...

    Started by Kash Register‎, 3rd Oct 2014 07:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Oct 2014 12:45 pm Go to last post
  18. I cant trim a hatch

    Hi, I have a problem with this file. Whichever hatch I draw I cant trim it. I dont know its about. Please, can someone help me with this? I work in 2007.When I satrt a new drawing its all ok.

    Started by Mirjana‎, 29th Aug 2006 10:51 am
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  19. Dynamic block , array flip

    Hello, I'm trying to make a dynamic block for cabinets. I want to array the block and flip the door hinges separately. I'm stuck with the flip action, is it possible the way I want and how? ...

    Started by N13L5‎, 13th Oct 2014 11:25 am
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Oct 2014 01:41 pm Go to last post
  20. More than 1 visibility state

    Hello, This is my first time here. I am working to create a dynamic block of a dresser, this is a simple drawing. the problem is that i want to change the worktop and the plinth with the...

    Started by Jeroen1991‎, 27th Sep 2014 02:25 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Oct 2014 08:55 pm Go to last post
  21. DesignCenter drag and drop without specify scale etc

    Hi, I am no advanced user of autocad and recently found function Designcenter. When drag and drop block to my drawing i Always have to specify scale and rotation which is annoying. When...

    Started by Henke‎, 9th Oct 2014 02:45 pm
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    10th Oct 2014 11:41 am Go to last post
  22. How to change a block with another block!?

    Hi All Im sitting with at little quistion, because I have alot of dwg's with different blocks in them. I now need to change one specific block with another block. Since I have around 100 drawings...

    Started by Pelle‎, 9th Oct 2014 08:28 am
    block, changing, more dwg's
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    10th Oct 2014 03:02 am Go to last post
  23. Design center inserting layouts

    Hi All, I tried to accelerate the drawing procedure and faced to a situation which I decided to share here. Those frozen layers in viewports in layouts don't transfer across through design...

    Started by alijahed‎, 9th Oct 2014 11:11 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Oct 2014 02:37 am Go to last post
  24. Inserting and using Tables

    I have been using AutoCAD for many years now, but this is the first time that i've ever needed to use a table in a drawing. I'm trying to use the table similar to a data extraction. I want the table...

    Started by IronTriGuy‎, 10th Sep 2014 08:49 pm
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    9th Oct 2014 09:00 pm Go to last post
  25. Manual thumbnail update

    I know how to turn off automatic thumbnail updates. How do I update the thumbnail manually?

    Started by MAGVA‎, 8th Oct 2014 08:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    9th Oct 2014 02:28 pm Go to last post

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