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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. How to Edit Dynamic Blocks

    I have some dynamic blocks in an old file. I am trying to use the same blocks in another file with some modifications. But when i try to edit it in block, it still remains the same. Can anybody guide...

    Started by Tahir Qayyum‎, Yesterday 09:00 pm
    attribute, autocad, block editor, edit, layer
    • Replies: 1
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  2. How to lighten or dim text ,lines & shapes in autocad

    I am trying to do some modification in an already existing electrical lighting layout file. What I want to do is lighten the already made sketch and then draw new symbols over it. I have searched...

    Started by Tahir Qayyum‎, 15th Oct 2014 09:35 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 08:56 pm Go to last post
  3. Help Please. Etrasmit file missing although created

    Hello Although i get this message :Transmittal created: C:\Users\dsa\Desktop\400131045 - Standard.zip. I cant file the file in this location . i try to etransmit a different location but again...

    Started by danielk‎, 3rd Aug 2014 01:47 pm
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    Yesterday 08:40 pm Go to last post
  4. XREF Layers Not Appearing In Layer Dialog Box

    I have a drawing with an XREF linked into it, which in turn, also has several XREFs linked into it. On the primary XREF drawing I have created several layers, placed several objects on them, and...

    Started by themaninaisle5‎, 22nd Oct 2014 03:18 pm
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    24th Oct 2014 02:36 pm Go to last post
  5. Attaching and detaching Xref - printing

    Hello, I would like to know how I can attach the same xref in the same location on all the drawings, while batch plotting? It is a LISP command? Regards, Alby.

    Started by albylu‎, 23rd Oct 2014 09:18 pm
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    23rd Oct 2014 09:18 pm Go to last post
  6. preview thumbnail icons in explorer got worse with upgrade

    hi all i am sorting out a block library and as the blocks (previously saved using AutoCAD 2010) are saved (AutoCAD 2014) the preview icons in explorer change from nice black on white line drawings...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 22nd Oct 2014 11:04 am
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    23rd Oct 2014 03:58 pm Go to last post
  7. Printing Problem

    I am attaching a picture of a pdf I am trying to print from autocad. You can see in the logo that there are some extra jagged line coming out. In the viewport and in the model space everything is...

    Started by Newton his‎, 20th Oct 2014 10:26 pm
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    23rd Oct 2014 02:00 pm Go to last post
  8. 2-d axes have disappeared

    Hi, I have been working fine with a large 2d drawing. Recently I added some 3d elements to one part of the drawing and since then I cannot switch back to 2-d mode. I select the simple drafting...

    Started by dch888‎, 21st Oct 2014 11:58 am
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Oct 2014 07:46 pm Go to last post
  9. Creating Searchable PDF's

    I have found out this morning that the PDF files I've been creating from AutoCAD are not searchable if we're using any .shx type font. Well, of course you can guess what type of font all 90K plus...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 20th Oct 2014 03:52 pm
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    22nd Oct 2014 08:15 am Go to last post
  10. Best way forward

    Hi all I'd appreciate some advice please. Our company manufactures modular buildings (residential, offices, ablutions, hospitals, classrooms etc) and we are looking to streamline our procedures...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 21st Oct 2014 08:50 am
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Oct 2014 04:07 pm Go to last post
  11. Having lineweights look right at different scales

    When I xref a drawing from an architect or whatever, the drawings seem to be sort of "made" to be plotted in 1:50 scale - at least this is the scale in which lineweights look the best. So when I for...

    Started by Siberian‎, 21st Oct 2014 12:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Oct 2014 01:13 pm Go to last post
  12. shortening fields in attributes

    Our drawing blanks have an MTEXT field linked to the file name. This stops people "SAVEAS" and leaving the new file untraceable. I don't have a problem with this. We also have an ATTRIBUTE that...

    Started by dbroada‎, 17th Oct 2014 10:23 am
    • Replies: 7
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    21st Oct 2014 09:40 am Go to last post
  13. Nested Blocks and Purge Issues

    Hello... I have tons of nested blocks that have built up over time from people inserting drawings from vendors. Now, the file is so bloated, It is basically unusable unless one has a supercomputer....

    Started by Casio47‎, 16th Oct 2014 02:52 pm
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    20th Oct 2014 02:42 pm Go to last post
  14. Sheet sets are they really this bad ?

    I took the plunge and I am trying to use sheet sets. I started with just 2 base xref drawings and created 27 sheets set layouts, the idea looks great, but then I tried plotting, I selected 10 of the...

    Started by steven-g‎, 15th Oct 2014 01:27 pm
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  15. Flip Attributes in Dynamic Block

    Hi, I've created a dynamic block to create a block for doing planting plans. There is and attribute for number and an attribute for code. These need to appear in this order, but when the label is...

    Started by Tony Mitchell 1983‎, 7th Oct 2014 02:12 am
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    20th Oct 2014 06:08 am Go to last post
  16. how do dim styles work and how to import dim styles to another drawing?

    My question involves how dimension styles are stored with autocad. Is it a LISP routine, a dwg that is to be loaded or what? I ask because, at my work, they have all the dimension styles set up, and...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 17th Oct 2014 09:04 pm
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    18th Oct 2014 12:13 am Go to last post
  17. Moved: AutoCAD electrical 2014

    Started by cadmando2‎, 17th Oct 2014 09:48 pm
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    17th Oct 2014 09:48 pm Go to last post
  18. Exclamation Custom PDF naming output

    all, i'm after a way to get ACAD to name the PDF's it outputs a certain way. *job number**layout**revision*UC i would like these features to be derived from the title block. has anyone got...

    Started by Bladezy‎, 17th Oct 2014 06:59 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Oct 2014 07:08 am Go to last post
  19. Plotting in showing specify line with darker output asbuilt drawings

    Hi All, Need some help with this: I am working on modifying a drawings to add on some pipe lines, which I would like to outline them. - The orginal drawing has 2 x-ref drawings attached...

    Started by bctech‎, 15th Oct 2014 05:30 pm
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    16th Oct 2014 03:59 pm Go to last post
  20. Printing from MAC

    I am trying to plot to pdf from dwg, however no matter what I do it will only plot to A4 even though the drawings are A2 & A3. The attached printer is A4 and Autocad will only recognise that, anyone...

    Started by Simon054‎, 15th Oct 2014 06:23 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Oct 2014 06:41 pm Go to last post
  21. HP Plotter Issue

    Just got a refurbished HP DesignJet 430...it waits a couple of minutes after plotting for the ink to dry (no longer necessary), before cutting the sheet. Any way to change that?

    Started by Larry C‎, 14th Oct 2014 04:39 pm
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    15th Oct 2014 04:34 pm Go to last post
  22. How do to copy a table in excel to autocad

    hi guys, I hope someone can help me, How do to copy a table in excel to autocad, someone have a routine,:):D

    Started by jdbond‎, 11th Oct 2014 04:25 am
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  23. Dynamic Block Visiblity and Lookup parameters

    I'm trying to create a dynamic block for profile view of a TXDOT standard headwall. The TXDOT detail shows varying dimensions based on the size of the connected pipe and also the slope of the...

    Started by adrath‎, 13th Oct 2014 01:37 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Oct 2014 02:51 pm Go to last post
  24. Table Style Question

    Lately I've been working on electrical panel schedules in both excel and CAD. The company I work for is pretty particular about how they set up the schedules regarding colors and fonts, so they have...

    Started by Kash Register‎, 3rd Oct 2014 07:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Oct 2014 12:45 pm Go to last post
  25. 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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    14th Oct 2014 12:19 pm Go to last post

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