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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
    • Replies: 2
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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. Smile i have multi hatch in drawing how to get hatch area?

    i have multi hatch in drawing how to get hatch area? i have all hatches are not separate layer all hatches r have same layer so i need to find out area separately please help me any one

    Started by mhmnibras‎, Today 11:49 am
    area calculatio, hatch
    • Replies: 2
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    Today 12:20 pm Go to last post
  2. trim problem

    I have been having problems when triming to a line. When i trim the line that i am trimming seems to break instead of trimming and always leaves a section of line above the trim point. Did...

    Started by amanda phillips‎, 6th Jul 2007 02:20 pm
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  3. Dim empty when 0

    Quick question, is there any variable that can set the dim-text to not show when the dimension is 0? thnx

    Started by Marco1979‎, Yesterday 08:56 am
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    Today 08:48 am Go to last post
  4. Locking an attribute containing a field

    Hi there, Something thats been bugging me for quite some time and i still dont know a decent solution. What i have is a DB with attributes, say Width. (The block is stretchable). So i enter a...

    Started by Marco1979‎, 10th Sep 2014 07:50 am
    • Replies: 4
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    Today 08:36 am Go to last post
  5. Unhappy PLEASE HELP need to Assign a CTB file to a new 2015lt drawing

    Hi, I'm really stuck, have started a new drawing after upgrading from 2009 to 2015. Have gone to plot and the CTB file is missing. I can see it in the STYLESMANAGER but can't assign it to my...

    Started by Karynlisa99‎, Yesterday 05:20 am
    • Replies: 4
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    Today 01:07 am Go to last post
  6. VP Freeze is sometimes turning the layer off in the entire drawing

    I have a drawings with 6 different layouts. Each layout has different layers displaying. I "VP Freeze" the layers I don't want so that they remain on in all the other layouts. Sometimes, when using...

    Started by samtoby‎, Yesterday 03:39 pm
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    Yesterday 03:39 pm Go to last post
  7. Fields in Dynamic Block no longer working - Content/Fields now ######

    Last week I created a dynamic block that contained Text objects (with inserted Fields) that displayed each Text Object's position within the Block. In other words, my Text objects displayed their own...

    Started by srksphillips‎, 15th Sep 2014 11:55 am
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    • Replies: 13
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    Yesterday 02:24 pm Go to last post
  8. Adding something to every layout

    Hi all, I have about 140 layouts and I've just been asked to add a piece of information (some mtext) to every other layout, any ideas? Any help is appreciated, Dave

    Started by MiningDave‎, 15th Sep 2014 04:52 pm
    apply to all, layout, layouts, mtext
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 03:28 am Go to last post
  9. X-REF one file which includes x-refs

    Hi all, Please help. I try to x-ref one file, say file A, to my current drawing. Unfortunately, file A already includes other x-ref files in it which are B and C. I dont want to have files B & C...

    Started by phankhanhvan‎, 15th Sep 2014 07:40 am
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday 12:33 am Go to last post
  10. Clouding

    I've always been taught to cloud my drawings in paper space and it makes sense to me to do so. But when my clouds pass through a solid hatch they disappear. If I cloud in model space and they...

    Started by BMXerScott‎, 15th Sep 2014 06:07 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Sep 2014 08:21 pm Go to last post
  11. X-ref Manage layers

    Hi all, I'd like to create a xref and manage layers. In my main project has about 70 layers, but for my references files i'll use only 30. Is there any way to create a xref select by layers? ...

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 15th Sep 2014 06:59 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    15th Sep 2014 06:59 pm Go to last post
  12. About Plotting

    Hi guys, I'd like to set 2 copies to number of copies as default. How Can I do that? Thanks

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 10th Sep 2014 04:12 pm
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    15th Sep 2014 06:43 pm Go to last post
  13. Lock a layer "visibility on" in a viewport

    Hello, all, Did a search and didn't find anything, what I would like to know is it possible to lock a layer "ON" exactly the opposite of "Freeze" so no matter what the layer setting is in model...

    Started by albroswift‎, 14th Sep 2014 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Sep 2014 03:12 pm Go to last post
  14. Visual Styles on Selected items only

    I have a drawing set up but I only want the lines to be made sketchy using the visual styles editor. Theres blocks contained within the drawing which are messed up when made sketchy (they are trees...

    Started by mountain1985‎, 12th Sep 2014 11:06 am
    ignor hatch, ignore blocks, sketchy, visual styles
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Sep 2014 02:04 pm Go to last post
  15. 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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  16. Problem with stretching Dynamic Block

    Hi, I have a problem with a dynamic block that i tried to describe in the following video: Find attached the file with the dynamic block. Thanks in advance!

    Started by Filribeiro‎, 12th Sep 2014 03:23 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Sep 2014 04:20 pm Go to last post
  17. Question help. 3d hidden visual style problem

    Hi I'm having this line problem in 3d hidden visual style. attached are the prt sc of my dwgs. how to smoothen out the line or make the line solid in the visual style? everything is fine when...

    Started by Vienna‎, 10th Sep 2014 10:43 am
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Sep 2014 01:03 pm Go to last post
  18. mirror text set to 0 but still mirroring text justification

    I have mirrtext set to '0' so it doesn't mirror the text (which i want, so that's great) however, it does mirror the text justification which drives me nuts. is there a way to fix it so it doesn't...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 10th Sep 2014 10:37 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Sep 2014 09:31 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Sep 2014 11:57 am Go to last post
  20. True view 2015 issue with exporting

    While exporting *.dxf to *.dwf simply... nothing happens. No error message, no prompt window... nothing. Any ideas ?

    Started by cartographer‎, 3rd Sep 2014 12:09 pm
    dxf to dwf
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Sep 2014 10:20 am Go to last post
  21. Question Rotate attribute in dynamic block with the alignment parameter

    Hi, Is it possible to make a dynamical block where the attribute is horizontal in combination of the alignment parameter (not rotate)? If I align to an arc the attribute need to stay at an...

    Started by StijnTas‎, 23rd Jan 2014 03:41 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Sep 2014 08:15 am Go to last post
  22. New Layout Viewport Layer. Need Help.

    I am trying to see if anyone can help. When we delete Layout1 and Layout2 just generally speaking, instead of the new Viewport in the new Layout1 that autocad automatically creates, going on layer...

    Started by tmelancon‎, 10th Sep 2014 04:31 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Sep 2014 06:27 pm Go to last post
  23. how to make this block?

    i have one layout need to show Barrier in this layout so each barrier size 4 metr and gape b/w 2cm so kindly how can I make or divide equal If i make barrier blok 4X0.60 metr so I need to copy paste...

    Started by afrazawan‎, 10th Sep 2014 06:00 am
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Sep 2014 02:25 pm Go to last post
  24. Title Block Management With Attributes

    Hi everyone, New to this whole forum thing, but my question is this. We are using X-refs as a means of title block information in the form of attributed text revisions, dates, comments and...

    Started by jacob_fitzgerald‎, 10th Sep 2014 01:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Sep 2014 12:37 pm Go to last post
  25. Layers..

    What is the difference between freezing a layer and turning one off?

    Started by Damon :)‎, 10th Sep 2014 09:17 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Sep 2014 09:41 am Go to last post

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