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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
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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. XREF PDF Files ?

    Here's a new 1 on me. My client had an existing building surveyed. The drawings from the renovation were hand drawn from the 90's. So they had those scanned into pdf. Mostly wall lines, windows...

    Started by David Bethel‎, Today 11:54 am
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  2. Turn off Xref snapping

    hi i have very lazzy xref that i want to redraw, is there a way to turn off snapping to that xref? its dwg Thanks S

    Started by samifox‎, Today 09:45 am
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    Today 09:45 am Go to last post
  3. Angry Title Block Isn't Fitting!

    I have an odd issue with AutoCAD 2014. I have two different files which should be identical when I go to plot- exact same xref'ed title block, same paper size set, same plot style, same output...

    Started by dal-designs‎, Yesterday 04:32 am
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 01:47 am Go to last post
  4. Dynamic Block - Flush Door - Arc Problem

    Hi. While trying to do a dynamic block of a timber flush door for a 150 and 200 mm wall, I am having a problem with the arc representing the door swing. When door is stretched, there is a gap...

    Started by nicolas‎, 18th Oct 2017 09:45 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 08:15 pm Go to last post
  5. Need Urgent help plotting this.

    I have to plot this drawing on a 24 X 36 Size D sheet. At a scale of 1:50. I have a sheet that size on paper space. When I go to the annotation to change the scale to 1:50, the scale does not...

    Started by CADLee‎, 13th Oct 2017 03:21 am
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    13th Oct 2017 03:28 pm Go to last post
  6. Saving AutoCAD 2007 Files to The Cloud

    Hello Friendly CADTutor Forum! I would like to have my AutoCAD 2007 files automatically saved to Google Cloud (or similar service). Does anyone know if that is possible? If so, can you please tell...

    Started by David Devitt‎, 12th Oct 2017 07:01 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    12th Oct 2017 07:01 pm Go to last post
  7. Block Request - Fixed Dimensions - 1 Grip point

    I have been asked to make a dynamic block with only 1 grip point, that when placed on a fixed item (red rectangle in this example) - The grip point can be moved to any location (shown as a red circle...

    Started by asouf‎, 11th Oct 2017 11:13 am
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Oct 2017 12:00 pm Go to last post
  8. Help Binding Imported Raster PDF

    Hi all, I'm using 2018 LT to import PDFs. Sometimes they're vector, sometimes raster. The vector are working well; the raster, not so much. Here's my process: I create a folder on my desktop...

    Started by LydiaGP‎, 24th Jul 2017 09:47 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Oct 2017 04:28 am Go to last post
  9. Optimizing for PDF ouput. a wish list.

    OK, Im going to throw this out there. It’s my opinion, and I know in advance that some people will disagree.However, I think it’s a worthy topic of discussion. I see a slow shift in the way AutoCAD...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 3rd Oct 2017 05:12 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Oct 2017 05:34 pm Go to last post
  10. How to Delete a Layer?

    I want to delete several layers. I've turned off all layers except the ones I wish to delete. The objects remaining, I've deleted all those objects. So, I'm basically looking at a blank screen. ...

    Started by Casio47‎, 17th Jul 2017 08:48 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    3rd Oct 2017 12:30 pm Go to last post
  11. Monster DWG challange

    hi this drawing really bits me, its huge in wight and therefor freezez autocad when trying to save i tried :

    Started by samifox‎, 25th Sep 2017 11:54 am
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    2nd Oct 2017 09:06 pm Go to last post
  12. Blocks within a block, within a block ARGH

    Hi! I have a floor plan that I would like to save as a xref file but before I do that I want to change the colour of everything on this dwg to 252. I change all the layers to 252, and yet...

    Started by Stevery‎, 12th Aug 2016 01:08 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Oct 2017 09:00 pm Go to last post
  13. Page Setup manager

    Is there any way to quickly change the current page set up on a bunch of different layouts without going to each separate layout and manually making the new setup current? Yeah, I know that you...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 2nd Oct 2017 08:54 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    2nd Oct 2017 08:54 pm Go to last post
  14. Smile Publishing and plotting

    Hi guys, I am relatively new with AutoCad. I have tried couple of times publishing/plotting my CAD drawing which has 3 layouts to one PDF file but they came separately :shock: . I used to use 2010...

    Started by harrydang‎, 26th Sep 2017 02:45 am
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    28th Sep 2017 03:29 am Go to last post
  15. Civil 3D COGO point text size in Map 3D model space

    I have a client map that was created in Civil 3D and I'm working with it as an xref in Map 3D 2016. Up until yesterday, the font size for the COGO points looked good...and then I changed something. ...

    Started by ktd27‎, 27th Sep 2017 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Sep 2017 09:45 pm Go to last post
  16. Dynamic array, stretch and attributes

    Hi, I'm trying to create a dynamic block with array, stretch and attributes, but keep failing at it. I've uploaded the drawing showing what I try to accomplish. Thanks in advance for any help.

    Started by Elektrik‎, 27th Sep 2017 03:55 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    27th Sep 2017 03:55 pm Go to last post
  17. Question Blurry text and diagonal lines

    Dear CADers, I have a problem with plotting my drawing. The diagonal lines and the text appears very blurry. The file attached below. I have tried reading the forums, and tried a few things but...

    Started by ThingsNStuff‎, 26th Sep 2017 09:22 am
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    26th Sep 2017 09:22 am Go to last post
  18. Dynamic blocks and text rotation....

    I'm trying to make a compass, with NSEW around it. I want to rotate the compass, as well as text, dependent on the direction, however keeping the text rotation at 0. I found a similar thread, but...

    Started by pingsb‎, 15th Sep 2017 05:58 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Sep 2017 01:47 pm Go to last post
  19. New Plotter not printing all the drawing

    We have installed a new plotter and are having trouble plotting directly from AutoCAD. If we create a pdf and then send the pdf to the plotter it plots fine. If we send a plot directly to the plotter...

    Started by Steve Johnstone‎, 17th Sep 2017 07:36 am
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    • Replies: 22
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    25th Sep 2017 11:18 am Go to last post
  20. Restrict saving of "master" dwgs

    So my company uses master drawings for kits or other metal specimens. However, too many times the A master or B master gets stuff saved over it (its no longer A master but #5002). Besides the...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 21st Sep 2017 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Sep 2017 12:52 am Go to last post
  21. layer states in viewports bugged after loading a drawing

    In my drawing, i want to use different layer states in different viewports. In these layer states i want - certain layers frozen. - certain layers have their colour changed to grey. - certain...

    Started by wardL‎, 22nd Sep 2017 08:50 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 257
    22nd Sep 2017 01:23 pm Go to last post
  22. The best way to transform an image to CAD

    Hi there. Is it possible, and if it is, wich is the best way to transform an image to CAD? The image is this one, and ia wanto to capture to CAD, lines, points, letters, numbers, etc.

    Started by Casusa‎, 15th Sep 2017 03:54 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    21st Sep 2017 04:23 am Go to last post
  23. DWG from PDF post adjustments

    Hello, I have conferted a PDF to DWG, the result can be downloaded here https://pdf.sharecad.org/files/2017.09.14/1AM9jS/J80327A-A-DW-00522_Z1_UK-EDR-00-GEN1-101337_02%20(Adobe%20signed).dwg.zip ...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 14th Sep 2017 08:22 am
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    • Replies: 17
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    20th Sep 2017 11:05 pm Go to last post
  24. Creating a drawing "info-file"

    For a current project, we need to provide a "info-file" for each dwg file. This should be in txt or XLS. This information file should at least contain the following info: - file-name (+ path...

    Started by freebutterflyx‎, 20th Sep 2017 11:00 am
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Sep 2017 11:44 am Go to last post
  25. LayIso not working correctly

    Hi guys Im having trouble isolating a layer that has a lot of blocks on it. I select the block, click the layiso button and there is nothing on the screen. If i choose any of the blocks on the...

    Started by Polly101‎, 20th Sep 2017 12:17 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 266
    20th Sep 2017 08:10 am Go to last post

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