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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. Superhatch boundary showing when hatch layer is off 2014

    there is what appears to be a plyline boundary surrounding my hatches. with a standard hatch this is editable and can be useful in some circumstances. this is a new feature to me since my upgrade...

    Started by macs‎, Yesterday 09:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 01:56 pm Go to last post
  2. Some lines not on xy plane not printing

    Using AutoCAD 2010. While printing a 3D object, some diverging lines won't print. Especially one side of a round pipe.

    Started by sharris_mid_cal_fab‎, Yesterday 07:00 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    Today 11:38 am Go to last post
  3. Question See in which file a dwg is inserted as xref?

    Hello, Is it possible to see in which files a dwg is inserted in as an xref? In a project I'm working om, there is a lot of 'junk-dwg's'. I must clean up the project-folder, but ofcourse, I don't...

    Started by Lineke‎, Today 08:19 am
    • Replies: 2
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    Today 09:02 am Go to last post
  4. Exclamation Batch plotting PDF Autocad 2014! HELP!

    I am working with Autocad 2014 and am trying to batch PDF using the BATCHPLOT utility built in to autocad. The problem I have is for some odd reason it is trimming off the right margin. It does not...

    Started by tmelancon‎, Yesterday 02:14 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 03:50 am Go to last post
  5. Text not appearing on drawings when printed

    Hi, When I plot to print and create a pdf the text does not appear on that version. However when I print screen it does. I am doing a desk reshuffle and when want to put some instructions on the...

    Started by Frannym‎, Yesterday 10:53 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 128
    Yesterday 03:59 pm Go to last post
  6. Plotting visuals Problem with Text (dimms) & Shades of Grey

    Hi Guys, I have attached 2 quick screengrabs of my drawing, one directly from CAD (CAD_Screengrab) & the plotted/print result (Plot_Screengrab). Basically I want the result of how it looks in CAD...

    Started by RLK‎, 10th Apr 2014 09:56 am
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 01:54 pm Go to last post
  7. Excel Datalinks and AutoCAD

    I will try to explain my current process and what I would like to do to increase productivity and minimize errors. In my operations, I manually type information into Excel to record device...

    Started by BrentonJohn316‎, 16th Apr 2014 08:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday 06:39 am Go to last post
  8. text box command

    anyone know the commands for this? thanks

    Started by happyunited‎, 28th Feb 2007 01:04 pm
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  9. Plotter - Has anyone used the HPT2500 EMFP

    Anyone used this plotter before? I'm looking at a new one for our office and we are considering this. ...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 25th Mar 2014 01:03 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Apr 2014 08:47 pm Go to last post
  10. Embarrassed slow autocad high RAM usage

    my company is using acad 2011 lt and 2012 we use drawings with 5 xrefs but the drawings get berry slow, Ive purged,reset scale list, audit, recovered every drawing but still the RAM usage is so high...

    Started by henkie‎, 15th Apr 2014 01:28 pm
    xref ram slow autocad
    • Replies: 7
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    16th Apr 2014 01:49 pm Go to last post
  11. flip action wont work on my attribute

    hello all, I'm creating a dynamic block for a cross section symbol and I added attributes to put the number of section and the page but when I convert the whole thing into a dynamic block, the...

    Started by Veverto‎, 15th Apr 2014 02:49 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Apr 2014 06:34 pm Go to last post
  12. Shows in PLOT but not in PUBLISH

    Hi There, I have a problem that arises every so often when I do a drawing, when I have my drawing finished I proceed to PUBLISH all of my layout that have Viewports in them to show everything i...

    Started by Zygan‎, 8th Apr 2014 10:08 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    15th Apr 2014 12:26 pm Go to last post
  13. Dynamic Block not showing Attribute Definition

    Hi, For some reason I seem to be unable to get the attribute 'distance1' displayed in the dynamic block: I created a simple rectangular dynamic block, for which I would like the length displayed....

    Started by Wavada‎, 14th Apr 2014 02:53 pm
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    15th Apr 2014 10:27 am Go to last post
  14. Text software

    Guys, can anyone advise me of a good program to use to be able to insert and manipulate text which is laser cutting & cnc routing friendly? A friend mentioned FLEXISIGN, but it seems there are...

    Started by holden‎, 10th Apr 2014 10:23 am
    autocad, cad text, cnc, cnc routing, free, friendly, laser, laser cutting, text
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 273
    14th Apr 2014 02:33 pm Go to last post
  15. xrefs and annotative objects disappearing

    I've been having this issue for a while, but can't figure out why AutoCAD is doing this and I can't locate another thread with the same issue. I am using 2010 and when I am on my sheet or viewing my...

    Started by its_ikon‎, 9th Dec 2010 03:30 am
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    11th Apr 2014 12:22 pm Go to last post
  16. Batchplot on dedicated computer

    I was wondering if its possible and someone knows a way, to get another machine to do the grunt work on a batchplot; in a similar way to a render farm outsources computer power to do large renders. ...

    Started by Noodie‎, 10th Apr 2014 06:13 am
    background, batchplot, computer, pdf, render farm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 171
    11th Apr 2014 12:16 pm Go to last post
  17. Scale: 1/4"=1'-0" on Modelspace?? Confuse??

    I received the drawing from the vendor, in model space, it said "Scale: 1/4"=1'-0" on the bottom that drawing, What does that mean? what confused me is that when i went to verify the dims on site,...

    Started by Sengna‎, 9th Apr 2014 06:21 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    10th Apr 2014 07:40 pm Go to last post
  18. Wink plot to the scale

    Dear Sir after making my drawings I am unable to plot it to the scale and get the print out

    Started by pervez‎, 10th Apr 2014 05:20 am
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Apr 2014 12:46 pm Go to last post
  19. Smile seperate layout

    hi all if i have more on dwg in layout-1 can i sperate this dwg to more layout i mean layout 1,2,3 to easy make publish

    Started by issammesk‎, 9th Apr 2014 02:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Apr 2014 05:05 am Go to last post
  20. Wink Changing out Template

    Using ACad 2011. We're changing all existing drawing to a new templates at work. What is the best way to accomplish this task? Open up existing drawing and somehow replace template or somehow...

    Started by drennich‎, 8th Apr 2014 05:27 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Apr 2014 04:08 am Go to last post
  21. ACAD.lsp and ACADDOC.lsp

    In order to fully confirm I have this right: 1. The file acad.lsp will be executed only once, provided the variable ACADLSPASDOC=0. If I place this file in a folder on the server so all users have...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 8th Apr 2014 04:55 pm
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    9th Apr 2014 06:53 pm Go to last post
  22. Plot dialoge slow to open

    For the last week when I try to plot a drawing it is taking between 3-5 mins for the plot dialogue box to open when in Model Space. When in Paper space it will open right away when in the same...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 8th Apr 2014 08:38 pm
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    9th Apr 2014 06:06 pm Go to last post
  23. open edges analysis

    I'm editing a drawing that has lot of contours on a 2d plane made with polylines and lines. It is a badly drafted drawing and has lot of open ends. For making polylines, I know autocad shows red...

    Started by rock1‎, 8th Apr 2014 04:03 pm
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    8th Apr 2014 05:15 pm Go to last post
  24. Annotations won't plot

    I'm getting some rust off and I've run across a problem I can't seem to solve. When I choose a dimension style that is annotative it will appear in the workspace but not in paper space and it won't...

    Started by julimor‎, 2nd Dec 2009 07:29 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    8th Apr 2014 04:55 pm Go to last post
  25. An issue with the PLAN command

    This is just more of a general wondering; there seems to be some difference between the functions of the PLAN command and pressing the top part of the ViewCube. In my head these should do the same,...

    Started by Siberian‎, 8th Apr 2014 09:02 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 140
    8th Apr 2014 03:43 pm Go to last post

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