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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. 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: 4
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    29th Dec 2014 11:51 am Go to last post
  2. 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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  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. Printing differences between Acad 2014 and 2015

    Hi All, Since updating to Acad2015 we have been having issues with printed drawings. Lines printed from 2015 are thicker than from 2014 and grey scales aren't being picked up. This issue is...

    Started by Phill‎, 22nd Jan 2015 01:12 am
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Jan 2015 02:30 pm Go to last post
  2. Moved: Linking Notes with Text

    Started by ATarrant‎, 23rd Jan 2015 11:13 am
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    23rd Jan 2015 02:25 pm Go to last post
  3. Dynamic Block, Anno Scale and Linear Parameter

    Hi All I have an issue with a Dynamic Block which is Annotative and has a Linear Parameter with a Stretch Action. The drawing DYN-BLOCK-TEST.dwg is attached with a Dynamic block named 'TEST'...

    Started by Shoey‎, 23rd Jan 2015 12:13 am
    • Replies: 0
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    23rd Jan 2015 12:13 am Go to last post
  4. Question How to convert files smoothly between AutoCAD and Adobe Illustrator

    I have designer drawings coming from Adobe Illustrator. I need to open those drawings in AutoCAD to make technical drawings. Then designers need to open them in Adobe Illustrator to make adjustments....

    Started by junehe‎, 21st Jan 2015 05:59 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    22nd Jan 2015 07:35 pm Go to last post
  5. Additional lines appearing on HATCHes when plotting from PDF...

    Hi guys, I am getting some additional lines showing up over my hatches (mainly for logos), just wondering if anyone could please help me find a way to get rid of them. The lines seem to appear...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 14th Jan 2015 03:00 am
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    • Replies: 30
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    22nd Jan 2015 01:43 am Go to last post
  6. Export as a Jpeg

    Is there any way to export a jpeg? I currently have to plot to pdf>open pdf>save as jpeg. This is rather tedious when trying to generate a powerpoint presentation with 50+ slides. Thank you

    Started by bapatri‎, 21st Jan 2015 06:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    21st Jan 2015 06:59 pm Go to last post
  7. Unresolved XRef / Corrupt File

    Ok... I think I may have a corrupt file. I was working yesterday on a background file, and attached it to my working file. The background file was quite large due to just a lot of geometry, but I got...

    Started by resullins‎, 16th Jan 2015 04:42 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    21st Jan 2015 01:05 pm Go to last post
  8. Exclamation Flatten Command

    I've tried macros, have done FLATTEN, and tried to set Z coordinates to zero multiple times, but still have a corrupt file that does not have all line art on Z=0. I need help flattening two plan...

    Started by sea_lode‎, 20th Jan 2015 08:30 pm
    corrupt, export, flatten, macros, z=0
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Jan 2015 11:54 pm Go to last post
  9. Exporting Inventor IDW to DWG - Inventor Release 2013 to AutoCAD 2000

    I am doing subcontracting work and need to take the .idw files from Inventor and export them to AutoCAD 2000 .dwg for our customer. How do you get the layers to match 1 for 1 from Inventor to AutoCAD...

    Started by RTDNC‎, 20th Jan 2015 10:34 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Jan 2015 10:34 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Question about Multiple layouts with same title block

    Hi all. I am trying to improve my efficiency with our drawing time. One way I can speed up the process is to fill out the title block on one layout and for it to appear the same on the other...

    Started by JD1371‎, 17th Jan 2015 05:13 am
    attributes, fields, title block templates
    • Replies: 7
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    19th Jan 2015 09:10 pm Go to last post
  11. Question Need GPS for pdf

    Hello AutoCAD friends: I am using AutoCAD 2006 Windows 7(64-bit) along with Adobe Pro X software for creating my pdf's.. Been using this setup for a couple of years now without issue. Adobe no...

    Started by olecarman‎, 18th Jan 2015 03:47 pm
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    19th Jan 2015 03:27 pm Go to last post
  12. Datalink Updates not working for 'Entire Sheet'

    I have several schedules data linked from excel and have set them up using the 'Link Entire Sheet' option. I did this as I expect to have to add and delete a number of rows to the tables over the...

    Started by Tony Mitchell 1983‎, 19th Jan 2015 07:07 am
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    19th Jan 2015 07:07 am Go to last post
  13. COUNT in a data extraction

    Performing a data extraction, how can I replace the word "COUNT" to a "QTY" when inserting to model space or excel output? suggestions very much appreciated.

    Started by x-pogi‎, 17th Jan 2015 06:33 am
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Jan 2015 12:13 am Go to last post
  14. Presentation with various layer states made easy

    Hello Cad tutors. I need to present drawings/s with many layer states. Can it be done fast by clicking or selecting from the list, say in the sidebar? Is there a good method or shortcut? Thank you

    Started by ctdlc888‎, 16th Jan 2015 08:09 am
    • Replies: 7
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    17th Jan 2015 08:51 am Go to last post
  15. Change all lineweights to 0

    Dear Forum, I am using AutoCAD 2015. I do my design in a different software (Autosprink), however I have to clean up dwg files I receive in AutoCAD prior to being able to import them. The set...

    Started by Cidona‎, 16th Jan 2015 12:29 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    17th Jan 2015 07:08 am Go to last post
  16. Lineweight Problem...

    Hello All, I've seen many posts about this issue and they seem to be resolved easily, but these solutions seem to not apply to my issue. My lineweights are not displaying properly in MS. I...

    Started by Beeftimer‎, 16th Jan 2015 04:59 pm
    layers, line thickness, lineweight
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Jan 2015 11:03 pm Go to last post
  17. Dimensions in a Hidden View Port

    From time to time I am required to dimension 3-D objects as an x-ref to show people. To print out the drawings I need to have the viewports set to hidden. When I do this, my dimension styles...

    Started by Secretagdan‎, 12th Jun 2008 03:00 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Jan 2015 10:38 pm Go to last post
  18. True Color layers changing Colors when XREF

    Currently using AutoCAD 2010 and do use the Plot with style. I have a base file with layers set to true color. Printing directly from the base file is fine. Colors show correctly and prints...

    Started by RSantos‎, 14th Jan 2015 07:49 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    15th Jan 2015 07:55 pm Go to last post
  19. Block Editor won't open...

    Hi, I am currently using Autocad 2011 and my block editor suddenly won't open this morning... I have tried the blockeditlock to open it but nothing happens when I change the setting (0 or 1). Have...

    Started by DO2908‎, 24th Aug 2011 02:42 pm
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    block, editor, lock
    • Replies: 36
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    14th Jan 2015 08:09 pm Go to last post
  20. New viewport for new template?

    This is probably too extensive a question for this forum - if there is a tutorial that covers this, please point me in the right direction. Background: I work for a large utility company, which...

    Started by goaliegrrl‎, 2nd Jan 2015 11:27 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    14th Jan 2015 12:01 pm Go to last post
  21. Angry Stealth layers in model space...

    Hi, I have a complex drawing (155 layers) of a site, and although I can see all layers in paper space layouts, in model space I can only see the ones I exported as pdf's. I've turned all layers on...

    Started by rosswhiteeca‎, 7th Jan 2015 06:43 pm
    invisible, layers, model space
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Jan 2015 07:17 am Go to last post
  22. Question Dynamic block with attribute not working

    Hello- I am trying to make a dynamic block of a tree with an m-leader label that moves around & is on or off & also an attribute below that so we can show a number. When I am in block editor &...

    Started by Rlee71‎, 8th Jan 2015 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    8th Jan 2015 06:46 pm Go to last post
  23. drawing setup

    New to autocad. I have autocad 2014 with east coast cad as a third party for duct and pipe. I imported my x refs to my template. They don't lineup. How do i select one xref so i can move it and line...

    Started by 408z28‎, 8th Jan 2015 12:54 am
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Jan 2015 02:04 pm Go to last post
  24. Deleting layers that contain objects or Xref-dependent layers

    This has probably been discussed in a different forum, but here it goes... I am trying to delete unused layers, but keep getting a dialog box which states: layers that contain objects or...

    Started by Burner‎, 7th Jan 2015 09:44 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Jan 2015 01:52 pm Go to last post
  25. Layers Keep Locking

    Hi there, I isolated layers to help clear out a drawing, since then I have had nothing but hassle with locked layers, :ouch: No matter how many times I unlock them, they lock up again, :cry: if I...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 19th Sep 2013 10:03 am
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    • Replies: 22
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    7th Jan 2015 08:29 pm Go to last post

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