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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. Attaching Logo to PS Title Panel

    Hi, since upgrading from 2009 to 2015 I have a question about attaching my Logo, In 2009, I used to insert a rasterised Image (Logo) and once inserted it would reside on the drawing forever......

    Started by Karynlisa99‎, 29th Aug 2014 04:09 am
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  2. Annotative scales and viewports

    Ok, I used to be pretty proficient at AutoCAD. Then I switched to a different firm that used Microstation. Now I'm with another firm and back on CAD, so I'm having to relearn a lot of stuff. So here...

    Started by Tuck‎, 27th Aug 2014 11:38 pm
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  3. Model Space Viewports issue

    I'm having an issue with model space viewports in a drawing. I'm using Civil 3D 2014 and the drawing contains a alignments, profiles, assemblies, a corridor, cross-sections and quantities tables. ...

    Started by adrath‎, 26th Aug 2014 01:58 pm
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  4. Moved: Specifying text size in a macro for MEP

    Started by farmboypeter‎, 25th Aug 2014 09:42 pm
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  5. CAD 2014 Layer Problem

    Cannot seem to be able to get out of the Layer Management box to return to the User Interface window. There once was an x at the upper left of the screen, but it has mysteriously vanished. How to I...

    Started by Tennbob86‎, 24th Aug 2014 12:41 pm
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  6. Color to monochrome issue when plotting in paperspace (CAD 2011)

    Hello, I'm a newbie to the forum, but have been using CAD for quite some time. I usually plot drawings directly from model space since they don't have to be professional or have title blocks for my...

    Started by EJMpurdue‎, 20th Aug 2014 11:00 pm
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  7. Mtext field within dynamic block wont show attribute vaule

    Have searched for something similar in the forums, seems simple enough. I have a dynamic block. It has length and width stretch actions activated by grips. (Works fine) It has an attribute for...

    Started by JADT‎, 16th Jul 2013 03:02 pm
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  8. Attached Xref won't stay attached

    I attach xref's in model space, but they detach themselves and the note says path not found. I did not move my file on the network (nor did anyone else). Example: I batch printed a drawing that...

    Started by Soggy Brain‎, 14th Aug 2014 07:19 pm
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  9. Huge map on multiple paper sheets

    I have a huge maps with a lot of polylines ,and i want to print it out.Unfortunatly i do not have a A0 plotter and was wondering if there is somehow i can do so that all my A3 sheets interesect so i...

    Started by Bender‎, 18th Aug 2014 03:21 pm
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  10. Plot Style selection problelm

    When I select a plot style it does not select the one that I selected but instead it selects one that is usually two away from the one I select or it jumps to one further away and never to the one I...

    Started by rsaei‎, 7th Aug 2014 08:34 pm
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  11. Can't view block in layout

    Hi there, I have a dwg in model space with a building foundation block in it. I however can't view the block in my layout/paper space. layout scale is 1:40. When I explode the block in model...

    Started by KTS‎, 22nd Jul 2014 07:59 pm
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    17th Aug 2014 04:09 pm Go to last post
  12. Etransmit and avoiding stripping xref paths

    Hi We are trying to use transmit to package up drawings for another office to complete and then return to us for checking. We would like to use etransmit to package up all of the drawings and...

    Started by MCKAYMMC‎, 15th Aug 2014 12:52 pm
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  13. Annotative Blocks & Match Orientation Text Not Working

    So I've recently found how to use the alignment parameter in dynamic blocks and I think they are awesome! Now I've seen that the text or attributes will also match the orientation of the block. So...

    Started by jarr3tt88‎, 12th Aug 2014 03:57 pm
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  14. ERROR: unable to set system variable: SNAPUNIT

    This is a message I get once in awhile when I try to change my osnap settings on a dwg that is sent to me by designers. AutoCAD won't let me change the settings and then I have to right button click...

    Started by THE BRAT‎, 9th Dec 2003 04:12 pm
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  15. AutoCad Crashes when plotting to PDF

    Hi all, Please help. I am trying to plot a layout to PDF, but whenever I click OK, AutoCad crashes and shuts down immediately. I try to put that layout onto a Sheet (sheetset) and try to Publish...

    Started by phankhanhvan‎, 11th Aug 2014 02:18 am
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  16. Problem to show properties of cropped viewport in AutoCAD 2005

    Hi! Why I can not show properties of "cropped" viewport in AutoCAD 2005? In this case, when I select viewport in layout, in properties window is showing two selected objects. But for eg. in...

    Started by Wojciech‎, 11th Aug 2014 05:38 pm
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  17. inserted PDF always slows it down

    will there ever be a day where inserting a pdf underlay into autocad doesn't slow it down or am I doing something wrong? I would rather not degrade the quality and make it a jpg

    Started by kizaerf‎, 12th Aug 2014 04:25 pm
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    image, pdf, underlay, xref
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  18. Excel Table Paste Special

    When I paste special my excel file with border table into the drawing under auto cad entities option, the table is corrupt and collapsed, while the text is correct outside of the table. I'm using...

    Started by soiltech‎, 13th Aug 2014 02:55 pm
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    13th Aug 2014 03:39 pm Go to last post
  19. Make Electrical CAD Prints to Searchable PDF

    I have a set of electrical prints that is 60 pages and I need to be able to search for text and numbers. I have Adobe acrobat 11 to convert to PDF and this will make it searchable for text and wire...

    Started by PAB12‎, 13th Aug 2014 12:44 am
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  20. Masking Parts of Blocks

    Hello All, Here in my office (oil and gas facilities planning) we're looking at revising some of our CAD practices. One of these involves drawing certain blocks that describe machinery (pumps,...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 28th Jul 2014 11:02 pm
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  21. Plotter Configuration?

    Good morning all, Just a quick question....haven't had to post in here for quite some time but something this morning has me baffled. Over the weekend I was supplied a new computer and as...

    Started by greedy86‎, 12th Aug 2014 11:52 am
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  22. Plotting and printing problems

    i m using autocad 2011.i have made my drawing but when i try to plot only a portion of the drawing is seen. i have an assignment to be submitted and this plotting this is creating nuisance for...

    Started by SOMNATH‎, 11th Aug 2014 04:46 pm
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  23. Printing problems

    I want a monochrome printing. I choose plot style table ----> monochrome.ctb , but , It's still with colour ! why???

    Started by andy_lee‎, 11th Aug 2014 12:05 pm
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  24. plot to pdf?

    Is there a way to plot to pdf? I've tried to do this but each time when I view the preview it's just a blank page. I've tried both plotting to both Adobe PDF and CutePDF. Neither works. I'm using...

    Started by mnh001‎, 10th Aug 2014 08:50 pm
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  25. Question Block names don't match block resource name?

    Today's issue: I have a survey file with trees blocks in it. The trees are all the same block. But EACH instance of the tree block in the drawing has a different sequential name in...

    Started by WindowsIHateYou‎, 8th Aug 2014 12:48 am
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