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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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    26th Sep 2013 11:27 am 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. Change block color through block table

    Hi everybody, I wanted to know if there is a way I can control the layer a block is in through the block table, so if I change a set of parameters through the table, one of them could be "Layer" and...

    Started by mechaneco‎, 29th Sep 2016 06:00 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 119
    Today 03:45 am Go to last post
  2. Plotting 0.00 lineweights

    Hi all. I've always used 0.00 lineweights for hatches, dimension lines etc. Gives a really fine line, and used alongside thicker lineweights for walls it makes drawings clear and easy to read. I...

    Started by Stuart70‎, Yesterday 11:54 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 79
    Yesterday 03:39 pm Go to last post
  3. Change Save Path on EXPORTTOACAD

    Anyone tell me where I can change the file location in the image when using AECTOACAD command. A colleague is using it and we can't find where they are saving to and need to change them to the...

    Started by dsibbo‎, Yesterday 01:22 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 44
    Yesterday 01:22 pm Go to last post
  4. Dynamic Block

    Hello all, I have a drawing of a rail with holes in it. The holes at the edges are Fixed with fixed length, in the middle the distance between each hole is changing when i change the Length of the...

    Started by doronz‎, 29th Sep 2016 07:23 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 164
    Yesterday 02:10 am Go to last post
  5. Question Need some dynamic block help!!!!!

    I have created a block I plan on using as a sheet template border. I wanted to make it smart by adding parameters and actions. I currently have a polar parameter with a polar stretch which...

    Started by kickboxer08‎, 22nd Sep 2016 06:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 258
    29th Sep 2016 10:09 pm Go to last post
  6. How to chain a linear to a polar stretch?

    Hello Everyone, I am a steel detailer and one of my duties is to draw "to scale" 2D structure erection drawings. I am trying to develop a dynamic block of a 2x2x1/4 angle with a hole at each end. ...

    Started by marcus007‎, 29th Sep 2016 04:19 am
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Sep 2016 10:01 pm Go to last post
  7. Moved: polyline line and arc segment lengths to attributed block

    Started by corfish‎, 19th Jan 2012 06:45 am
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    29th Sep 2016 03:19 am Go to last post
  8. Single attribute repeated multiple times

    I have been looking around but still can't find an answer to this. I want to create a block, for electrical schematics, simply that has a bunch of page and line references. The lines will be set,...

    Started by Lawrst‎, 28th Sep 2016 02:40 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 101
    29th Sep 2016 01:49 am Go to last post
  9. Question Layer per Visibility

    I was wondering if it's at all possible to change objects layer depending on what visibility it is. For example, visibility1 has attribute1 within octagon, and attribute2 on top. All on layer 0. ...

    Started by RubberDinero‎, 28th Sep 2016 10:30 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 83
    28th Sep 2016 10:30 pm Go to last post
  10. Unhappy Save As Option Issue

    Dear all; I am using AutoCAD 2013, I usually save as with 2013 as shown below image, but other low AutoCAD version people can't open the dwg as per my experience I feel that while saving the...

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 22nd Sep 2016 03:19 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    27th Sep 2016 02:37 pm Go to last post
  11. Viewport Help

    Hi, I can't seem to pan or zoom, and the viewport is NOT locked. Please help. I keep having to delete the viewports and start over. Easy fix but time consuming when I have to recreate a dozen...

    Started by asperotti415‎, 23rd Sep 2016 07:22 pm
    locked, pan, viewport, zoom
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Sep 2016 01:06 pm Go to last post
  12. Plotstyle (CTB) to xref

    Hi, Is it possible to 'bind' some sort of plot style (CTB) to a certain X-ref in a viewport? I would like to print some colored objects over a colorfull design, making the objects that i want...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 23rd Sep 2016 10:14 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 163
    23rd Sep 2016 11:33 am Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Clipboard failed Error

    Dear all; I just copy the block only (a block with text & polyline as shown), shows an error message Is that my Hard disk got problem? thanks siva

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 22nd Sep 2016 04:14 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Sep 2016 04:57 pm Go to last post
  14. Creating a Categorized Drop Down for multiple visibility states

    I have cabinet elevations i have been creating blocks for with the ability to stretch width, height, toe kick height, etc.. Instead of having 1 block for each type of cabinet i would like to make 1...

    Started by jwhip804‎, 19th Sep 2016 08:58 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 266
    21st Sep 2016 03:36 pm Go to last post
  15. Dynamic block with arrays

    Hi everyone, hope this is the right section.. I want to create a special dynamic block with two dynamic parameters. I need it to improve speed of drawing punch reinforcement. This is how it...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 19th Sep 2016 03:05 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 359
    21st Sep 2016 11:32 am Go to last post
  16. Wink Help ! Printing and Publishing

    Hello colleagues ! I will be very happy if someone told me some things! Some time ago I was involved with the Autocad but very little about. Now I have to work with it and deal but it is not clear...

    Started by RebrandSoft‎, 18th Sep 2016 04:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Sep 2016 03:40 am Go to last post
  17. establish eliptical ucs

    hi, i want to use a elliptical usc, for example, i have an ellipse as a path, now i have an object i want to move 100cm left, i want this object to be moved along the ellipse path rather...

    Started by samifox‎, 20th Sep 2016 07:41 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 229
    20th Sep 2016 10:14 am Go to last post
  18. MEP to PCF file for AUtoCAD Isometric WS

    Im new to CADTutor, and fairly new to AutoCAD. I used to use Plant 3D which has the ability to create PCF's and Isometric drawings, but Im now using MEP. for the most part, a better solution for...

    Started by Pipeprincess‎, 7th Nov 2012 09:53 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,861
    19th Sep 2016 09:10 pm Go to last post
  19. problem with redefined symbol with dynamic features

    I've got a project that we used a stretchable light fixture block that had dynamic features to allow adding emergency fixture tags. Then the designers wanted to change the stretch increments on the...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 15th Sep 2016 06:49 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 250
    16th Sep 2016 02:28 pm Go to last post
  20. Scaling attributes without setting annotation scale

    Started by jwhip804‎, 14th Sep 2016 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 285
    15th Sep 2016 01:21 pm Go to last post
  21. New installations of AutoCAD 2017, one prints PDFs correctly, the other does not

    This began since changing to 2017 a month ago. On one of my staff's workstations, printing a PDF using the PDF export button is perfect. On mine, it tucks an A3 image in the top left corner of...

    Started by YZ‎, 6th Sep 2016 02:29 am
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    15th Sep 2016 08:33 am Go to last post
  22. Many times to purge these items

    Dear anyone; Why this happens? (some dwgs) Is that an Error thanks Siva

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 9th Sep 2016 05:06 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 299
    14th Sep 2016 07:29 pm Go to last post
  23. Need help for full scale printing

    Hi, I'm new to AutoCAD and with a little help from tutorial I was successfully make a toy car model for my project But I have a problem when I want to print the chassis of the car I want to print...

    Started by cybernovirus‎, 13th Sep 2016 05:22 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 201
    13th Sep 2016 06:22 pm Go to last post
  24. Dynamic blocks auto-rotating text

    Hey I have a problem using dynamic blocks. I have a text/attribute in my blocks but I cannot get it to stay horizontal. It always rotates with the block. I have an alignment parameter and I from...

    Started by Franke‎, 7th Sep 2016 05:57 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 386
    12th Sep 2016 08:43 pm Go to last post
  25. Hide attributes in a particular block without using ATTDISP?

    I thought ATTDISP solved my issue, but then I discovered some blocks we use that need ATDISP to be on. So I am asking the forum. We use surveying software to export dwg as a starting point for...

    Started by YZ‎, 25th Aug 2016 08:45 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 707
    11th Sep 2016 08:25 am Go to last post

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