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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. Batch Plot only Prints First Sheet???

    I'm having an issue where batch plot to PDF only prints the first sheet. it will work if I have every sheet open that I'm printing but I'd really like to figure this out so i don;t have to do that....

    Started by lkenshalo‎, Yesterday 08:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    Today 12:40 am Go to last post
  2. how to explode MInsert Block

    hi, everybody, how to explode MInsert Block in 2014,i need help,please

    Started by ramale‎, Yesterday 07:47 am
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday 12:30 pm Go to last post
  3. publish PDF - name of PDF's

    hello i'm priting my drafts with PUBLISH to a PDF file i'would like to change the name of the PDF : the name would start by the name of the tab and finish by the name of the file How can i lmake...

    Started by philsogood‎, 29th Oct 2014 03:47 pm
    pdf, publish
    • Replies: 7
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    30th Oct 2014 02:18 pm Go to last post
  4. visibility state

    hello i have an existing dynamic block with several visibilities states. i would like to add another one but when i did it, it changes one of the existing visibility state my question is : how to...

    Started by philsogood‎, 28th Oct 2014 11:33 am
    add, visibility states
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Oct 2014 05:15 pm Go to last post
  5. Plotting polyines

    i have problem, when drawing i have standard lines and polylines, i use these so i can have items stand out more a thicker line, using polyline i can set global width in properties, everything in my...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 28th Oct 2014 01:49 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Oct 2014 04:30 pm Go to last post
  6. 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, 25th Oct 2014 09:00 pm
    attribute, autocad, block editor, edit, layer
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Oct 2014 11:40 am Go to last post
  7. PDFing

    We use the PDF printer driver that came with AutoCAD and it produces a PDF that is NOT searchable. Is there a way to use this driver and have it "Vector Based" so the PDF becomes searchable. A...

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 27th Oct 2014 09:10 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Oct 2014 09:41 pm Go to last post
  8. create new layer not visible in existing viewports

    hi all anyone know a magic way of adding a new layer without it showing up in all the paperspace viewports i have already created? sort of like the 'frozen in new layers' box, but for existing...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 27th Oct 2014 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    27th Oct 2014 06:08 pm Go to last post
  9. plot to pdf

    Hello, I've drawn two autocad drawings. Everything is in meters and has the right distance (1meter in autocad is 1meter in real life.) The drawing is 2d. Now I need to make a PDF from this drawing....

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 26th Oct 2014 09:08 pm
    autocad, plot, scale
    • Replies: 6
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    27th Oct 2014 01:59 pm Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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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    25th Oct 2014 08:56 pm Go to last post
  12. Layers

    Hello, Every time I open a new drawing all my layers have disappeared (i.e. - center line, construction line, object line, etc.) However, in previous drawings I've made all of my layers are still...

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 25th Oct 2014 06:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    25th Oct 2014 07:30 pm Go to last post
  13. Image Fade Issues

    Hey Everyone, I am relatively inexperienced with Autodesk products, so sorry if thisquestion is really simple. First off, I am working with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015. I am working on aproject...

    Started by rncarlson‎, 23rd Oct 2014 08:36 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Oct 2014 11:12 pm Go to last post
  14. Viewport Clip

    I need to make a rectangular viewport a polygonal one but I'm not sure how to use the clip tool. I also need to scale to be the same as the rectangular viewport and be able to see the same amount of...

    Started by davidpalevich‎, 24th Oct 2014 04:21 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Oct 2014 04:44 pm Go to last post
  15. 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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    1 2
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    24th Oct 2014 02:36 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Oct 2014 03:58 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    23rd Oct 2014 02:00 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    22nd Oct 2014 08:15 am Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Oct 2014 02:42 pm Go to last post
  25. 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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    20th Oct 2014 01:10 pm Go to last post

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