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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. Do I Want Shared internet Hosting or Managed internet Hosting?

    You'll find a variety of options in terms of choosing the right form of internet hosting on your unique demands to make. Shared internet hosting is perfect for many web sites, and is definitely the...

    Started by Awaymobind‎, Today 06:59 am
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  2. All visibility states show when inserting dynamic block

    Hi All, I'm sure there is a simple explanation for this. I have a block with 3 visibility states and it works perfectly when I test it in the block editor. When I insert it into my drawing...

    Started by stevo99‎, Yesterday 04:19 am
    • Replies: 1
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  3. Printing a multi-page spread in single layout tab?

    Hello All, I have searched through the forums and the web in general and have not found a solution quite matching my quandary. The attempt or desire is to be able to print a two page 'spread...

    Started by YOW14‎, 10th Dec 2014 03:44 pm
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  4. Angry mass labeling using block reference attributes

    Hello, I'm looking for a way to label points in large quantities using information that exists in the points attributes. I work with a GPS data collector that stores points, and then these points...

    Started by jersek‎, 17th Dec 2014 07:57 pm
    • Replies: 7
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  5. blocks with attributes offset - cannot move using refedit

    hi all we use blocks with attributes for title blocks in our drawings, and a few times recently the multi-line attributes have been moving from their insertion point. i'm not that knowledgeable...

    Started by designerstuart‎, Yesterday 03:55 pm
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  6. Problem cleaning up drawings

    Do you guys know of any particular version of AutoCAD that works best with DXF files? The stuff in the drawings I'm working on come mostly from the client (which I'm sure involves non-AutoCAD...

    Started by Comatosis‎, 18th Dec 2014 08:26 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  7. Using XRefs within Dynamic Blocks and applying Constraints

    I have an assembled part made up of several standard parts. I want to be able to modify one or more of those standard parts within their reference drawings and not loose the assembled parts general...

    Started by Ranger‎, 6th Nov 2014 05:43 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Dec 2014 02:34 pm Go to last post
  8. Tables

    Hi All I have drawn a table in Autocad 2014 lt. Does anyone know if there is a way to print it without the cell boarders? ie I only want the text print. Thanks Ross

    Started by rossapax23‎, 18th Dec 2014 12:38 pm
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    18th Dec 2014 01:14 pm Go to last post
  9. Templates in Autocad

    I'm wondering if anyone has some good videos for learning how to use/create templates thank you.

    Started by prime333‎, 18th Dec 2014 03:53 am
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    18th Dec 2014 11:44 am Go to last post
  10. Dynamic array and move chain wont array

    Hello I just can’t get this dynamic block to work. I am trying to chain the array action with the move action and getting nowhere. In the drawing there are 3 objects, blocks if you will. The...

    Started by DRBJR45‎, 17th Dec 2014 03:22 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Dec 2014 04:48 pm Go to last post
  11. AutoCAD Dimensions in viewport are not linear in the X-Y Plane

    Hi everyone, I have a problem when I create a viewport and add some linear dimensions annotation with 2015 version and when i create 3D solid and try to make a viewport and add some linear dimension...

    Started by dan21301‎, 12th Dec 2014 03:00 am
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    17th Dec 2014 01:58 am Go to last post
  12. Change material property

    I am trying to understand how to access the properties within the dynamic block in order to change material for the blocks. for instance... I have a deck bluster I want to be able to change from...

    Started by pattyandme‎, 16th Dec 2014 06:03 pm
    dynamic block
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Dec 2014 10:39 pm Go to last post
  13. Dynamic Path Array

    Is it possible to create a dynamic block that arrays along a path? I'm trying to copy some arcs along a curved polyline, but can't seem to figure out which parameter/action combo to use for a path...

    Started by yoyomankind‎, 9th Dec 2014 08:05 am
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    16th Dec 2014 06:27 pm Go to last post
  14. missing layers in paperspace layouts?

    For some unknown reason, I am now missing all of my model layers when switching to any paper space layout. The only layers that show up are the x-refed title block layers once I insert the title...

    Started by MAREBER‎, 15th Dec 2014 04:08 pm
    • Replies: 7
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  15. Dynamic Block Editor Can't See Actions

    So I have this dynamic block that I created years ago... and simple little revcloud tool. I copied the entire file, renamed it, and went in to edit the new file for a particular project function...

    Started by resullins‎, 12th Dec 2014 03:12 pm
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    15th Dec 2014 06:54 pm Go to last post
  16. why are my drawings now showing all paper layouts when saving?

    Forgive me if this has been asked and answered previously... My drawings are now saving and showing ALL layout tabs when I save in model space. This is a new issue for me and I am not sure what...

    Started by MAREBER‎, 15th Dec 2014 03:55 pm
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  17. Dynamic block / visibilty state question

    Hello all. I have a dynamic block with one attribute definition with many visibility states . I would like the attribute to appear in different locations depending on the visibility state I chose....

    Started by dan_m‎, 14th Dec 2014 08:27 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Dec 2014 02:49 pm Go to last post
  18. Question Rename anonymous blocks created by inventor (i.e. *I###)

    Why no one has mentioned *I### in their notes about anonymous blocks? o:) At least I found majority of them referring to the followings only: Source Has anyone heard of a lsp routine which...

    Started by bababarghi‎, 14th Dec 2014 01:18 pm
    anonymous block
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Dec 2014 03:03 am Go to last post
  19. moving XY origin closer to all the blocks

    I'm doing Autocad to sketchup workflow. In autocad, I make lots of blocks. So, when I import my cad file in sketchup, those blocks become my components and the work becomes easy. If I change and...

    Started by rock1‎, 6th Dec 2014 07:30 am
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  20. Insertion scale of xrefs ends up as .0625 no matter what scale I set

    Hi, When I go to insert an xref in paperspace I set the insertion scale in the insert dialog box. No matter what scale I told it to be the drawing is as .0625 when I go look at the scale in the...

    Started by LFreels‎, 9th Dec 2014 09:31 pm
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  21. Question Xref Tree Settings

    I am looking for a way to collapse all of the xref tree in the xref manager. I Have about 400 reference dwg's in our master model and hate having to go in and collapse each one any help one this...

    Started by sballa79‎, 5th Dec 2014 03:17 pm
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  22. Updating Block Descriptions

    I am wondering if there is a way to update the description of an existing block. I notice that the associated hyperlink of a block can be updated via the Properties window, but I haven’t been able to...

    Started by bgonner‎, 10th Dec 2014 10:42 pm
    block, description
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Dec 2014 01:39 am Go to last post
  23. Dynamic blocks and dimensional constraints

    Hello all, In the attached file there is a dynamic block, the blue box. In the lower right corner there is text showing the scale of the viewport that is inside the box. The text contains a field...

    Started by DRBJR45‎, 10th Dec 2014 03:56 pm
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  24. Replace/Redefine Block Removing Attributes

    First off I want to say thanks for allowing me to join in this exchange of knowledge on this forum. I'm working with some "dirty" blocks that contain several attributes. I've cleaned the blocks...

    Started by Foxxy1‎, 27th Aug 2007 08:25 pm
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  25. Laughing Is there any Command for isolating selected layers PERMANENTLY in VP ONLY?

    Hi Guys I have a dwg. with lot of Layers. I want to view only a couple of layers in the viewport. The method I use is - LAYFRZ/VPLAYER all the OTHER layers. So just wondering if there is a...

    Started by DRAFTOLOGIST‎, 8th Dec 2014 10:18 am
    layer, layfrz, layiso, viewport, vplayer
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    9th Dec 2014 04:09 am Go to last post

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