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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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    26th Sep 2013 11:27 am Go to last post
  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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    16th Sep 2009 01:36 pm 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. Dynamic Block W/ Attributes - Mirrored Issue

    I'm having another issue with dynamic blocks and attributes. I'm having an issue now with dynamic blocks that are created and need to be edited, they have attributes. When I created the block and...

    Started by jarr3tt88‎, Yesterday 08:31 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 35
    Yesterday 08:31 pm Go to last post
  2. Sheet Set Manager not showing drawings in folders

    Hi there. Problem : I`m trying to create a sheet set from existing drawing. When I browse to the folder where the drawing is, it doesn`t show me it in "Choose Layouts" window. I tried renaming the...

    Started by kolcinx‎, Yesterday 12:52 pm
    bug, layout, sheet set manager
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 71
    Yesterday 08:16 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 105
    Yesterday 12:14 pm Go to last post
  4. Question Plotter and/or PDF - how about papersizes?

    Hello everyone, I am having issues when plotting to .pdf, this is what is going on. I have a .dwg (any .dwg) wich contains 1 or more layouts. The layout is set to A1 papersize printing to the...

    Started by Pietari‎, 21st Jul 2014 08:14 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 161
    Yesterday 04:08 am Go to last post
  5. PDF with high resolution image huge file size

    Hello. I am trying to export PDFs of drawings with a high resolution image covering almost an entire A1. I realize of course that the file will be very large but it is much larger than I feel it...

    Started by PetterVitestam‎, 14th Jan 2014 12:20 pm
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    22nd Jul 2014 12:23 pm Go to last post
  6. Same Layer having difference Color in difference Layout?

    Hi all, I am now trying to create a template for building coordination. Let's say, In model space, I have 6 Layer, 2Layout Layers: 1. Wall Layout 2. Column Layout 3. Wall/Column description...

    Started by James7s‎, 21st Jul 2014 06:12 am
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jul 2014 06:40 am Go to last post
  7. Questions about Reference Edit Objects

    I apologize if there's already a thread about this topic; if so, a search did not locate it. Anyway, this involves Reference Edit. Today I received an AutoCAD 2000 set of house plans from another...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 17th Jul 2014 10:31 pm
    edit, refedit, reference
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 181
    20th Jul 2014 12:19 pm Go to last post
  8. visibility by image in autocad dynamic blocks

    hi dears, i need help about visibility by image in autocad dynamic blocks. see upload image (auto cad plant 3d visibility image). i am trying to make visibility like attached image. i know...

    Started by rashidsohail13‎, 19th Jul 2014 04:15 am
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Jul 2014 10:06 am Go to last post
  9. minserted blocks, changing colors, exploding....

    Ok, here is the deal. I'm in architetual design and when I go to create our drawings, I use the architect's files to create mine from. So basically I get their title block and floor plans etc... ...

    Started by Vigilante‎, 15th Sep 2006 09:42 pm
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    19th Jul 2014 08:12 am Go to last post
  10. PDF Plot Drivers that Actually Work

    Our PDF Plot Driver, DeskPDF (I believe we paid money for it), plots wipeouts as solid black areas. It is very anoying. Does anyone know of a PDF Plot Driver for AutoCAD (2009) that functions...

    Started by Arizona‎, 16th Jul 2014 07:10 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    18th Jul 2014 08:43 pm Go to last post
  11. Bloated File - Crash on Save

    I am using Autocad 2013 and I have a file that contains 6 dynamic blocks and 2 layouts. I would expect the file to be less than 10 mb. The file has expanded to over 26 mb and I cannot get it down...

    Started by Craisbeck‎, 17th Jul 2014 09:22 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    18th Jul 2014 01:27 pm Go to last post
  12. Dynamic Block with Annotative Attribute

    Hello to all, Here's my problem. Trying to use some annotative attribute in my Dynamic block. Everything works fine. Until I reopen the drawing. The attribute disapears. I can make it work by...

    Started by CadFrank‎, 17th Jul 2014 06:47 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 216
    18th Jul 2014 12:58 pm Go to last post
  13. Question how to make the drawing bigger when converting to pdf

    Hi there , I've made a drawing on AutoCAD LT 2015 with a small dimensions , when converting to pdf it looks like a dot :( so how can I make it clearer ? is there anyway to draw in an A4 size , I...

    Started by Malak Al-Hroot‎, 16th Jul 2014 02:20 pm
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    17th Jul 2014 10:18 pm Go to last post
  14. Drawing projection in paper space.

    Could someone please advise. Is Projected views available in paper space in the later versions of autocad. Similar to autodesk Inventor. If so how do I activate the procedure. Many thanks Jake8090

    Started by Jake8090‎, 17th Jul 2014 10:07 am
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jul 2014 06:52 pm Go to last post
  15. Enhanced Attribute Editor Help Please

    Hello everyone, I am extremelty new to Autocad need some help with the Enhanced Attribute Editor. I have a drawing frame block with existing notes that I can alter with the enhanced attribute...

    Started by sam_dubya‎, 1st Feb 2012 02:06 am
    enhanced attribute editor
    • Replies: 9
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    17th Jul 2014 03:35 pm Go to last post
  16. Paper Space View Port Scale Control

    Hi All, I am a newbie to this site. An issue with view port scaling has occurred, & I cannot find a solution anywhere, so I'm wondering if you can help. I use LT 2011, and have set new layers in...

    Started by Tappet‎, 16th Jul 2014 12:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Jul 2014 09:39 am Go to last post
  17. block replace and dynamic blocks

    I've come across what seems to me an odd behavior with dynamic blocks. I've inserted some dynamic blocks that have a flip and rotate function. Some of them have been rotated and/or flipped. I then...

    Started by Glen Smith‎, 23rd Dec 2009 06:14 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Jul 2014 07:27 pm Go to last post
  18. X-Ref's to one single file

    Hello... I have an X-Ref'd file. How do I take 2 or 3 individual X-Refs, and combine them to one single file. Thanks

    Started by Casio47‎, 1st Jul 2014 08:49 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Jul 2014 07:07 pm Go to last post
  19. Linked file - field / diesel expression

    Been a while but i have a problem to solve! So I am familiar with fields, you can have a field display a DWG file custom property. In my xrefs I have two, "REV" and "ORIGINAL REF" these...

    Started by monk‎, 16th Jul 2014 12:03 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    16th Jul 2014 12:03 pm Go to last post
  20. Nemetschek DWG to AutoCAD LT DWG

    I receive DWG drawings made with Nemetschek software from an external company. I have to revise the drawings using AutoCAD LT 2013. I can live with the hatching and dimensions sometimes turning into...

    Started by the ber‎, 10th Jul 2014 02:58 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    16th Jul 2014 04:39 am Go to last post
  21. Reference Manager makes my dynamic block MTEXT out of wack!

    I have a Detail Bubble dynamic block with MTEXT. Every time I use the Reference Manager, the MTEXT does not show up at the original location. I couldn't upload the pic to show what I mean.

    Started by banyfuentes‎, 14th Jul 2014 09:44 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Jul 2014 09:17 pm Go to last post
  22. Smile Is it possible to create new layer using command prompt

    Is it possible to create new layer using command prompt without layer properties manager............if any one knows please help me

    Started by narendra‎, 14th Jul 2014 05:47 am
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    15th Jul 2014 03:48 am Go to last post
  23. Quick way to change multiple Layouts? Plot style --> PDF

    I keep needing to manually change the plotter settings for many Layouts in the files that I'm receiving (from many different consultants) to "DWG to PDF" and then clicking on "Display plot styles." ...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 13th May 2014 10:33 am
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    13th Jul 2014 04:04 pm Go to last post
  24. Changed printer, text now at right angles

    I have a horizontal A4 plot layout for a Canon printer. I have just adjusted the layout to change the default printer. When I do a print preview the text has rotated at right angles to the page. I...

    Started by Hatchetsa‎, 10th Jul 2014 08:30 am
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    10th Jul 2014 08:30 am Go to last post
  25. Funky Lines being printed from PDF

    Hello CADTutor, I have a co-work who is having printer issues when she prints from PDF to paper. She publishes her drawings from ACAD 2012 to PDF, when previewing the PDF it looks normal, no...

    Started by CADMASTER1128‎, 9th Jul 2014 02:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 261
    9th Jul 2014 08:34 pm Go to last post

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