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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
    • Replies: 4
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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. Smile PUBLISH command & sheet setup

    Hello, I have moved to a new office with a new computer, and I am trying to set up ACAD to where it PUBLISHes all the sheets to a single PDF, with PUBLISH quality (not plot quality). I have ten...

    Started by mattador04‎, 14th Aug 2018 09:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 110
    Today 11:13 am Go to last post
  2. Nested XREF issue.

    I'll try and keep this simple. I have 3 files. In file A is base information. In file B is an xref of file A. Whilst in file B I have changed the appearance of file A by switching layers off and...

    Started by Bob658‎, 13th Aug 2018 09:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 108
    Yesterday 02:32 pm Go to last post
  3. Plot To PDF no Longer includes Layout

    I'm using LT 2018. Until fairly recently when I would plot to PDF, the Layout name would be included in my exported file as well as the File Name. For Example Field Survey Layout 1, Field Survey...

    Started by donaldo‎, 13th Aug 2018 08:42 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 85
    14th Aug 2018 05:23 pm Go to last post
  4. Idea Traffic Signs

    Hi guys, I'm searching dinamic blocks of traffic signs I think I've got that dwg file in this web site, but I can't find that file now. :( Anybody could help me, please?

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 8th Aug 2018 07:54 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Aug 2018 04:27 pm Go to last post
  5. Dynamic block with automatic numbering

    Hi, We used to have an employee who made some really nice dynamic blocks for GA drawings, but unfortunately he doesn't work here anymore. So, can anyone tell me step by step how to make blocks...

    Started by tor_jarle‎, 6th Aug 2018 10:02 am
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 77
    6th Aug 2018 10:02 am Go to last post
  6. Copy block with new name

    How can I copy selected blocks with new name? or one by one but in fast way? I am doing that using BEDIT but doing one by one and talks long time. is there another way for doing that? thanx

    Started by asos2000‎, 21st Aug 2008 10:03 am
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    5th Aug 2018 05:54 pm Go to last post
  7. Xref attach: Relative path cannot be assigned... huh?

    Hi there, I wanted to attach an image as Xref to my drawing. I like to set my Xref's relative but in this occasion I get the error "Relative path cannot be assigned". Why is this? Anyone got...

    Started by MarcoW‎, 25th Sep 2010 08:26 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 11,423
    26th Jul 2018 05:02 pm Go to last post
  8. xref

    Hi ALL I'd like to copy some line from xref attached file. ncopy command is not working any one can help me please. if there is new command or lisp Thanks:roll:

    Started by sanjeeve‎, 17th Jul 2018 10:54 am
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Jul 2018 03:09 pm Go to last post
  9. Xref problems - xref1

    i have had to change the name of my xref and it has dropped out of my drawing, i have deleted the old xref purged the drawing and ready to inserted the new renamed xref, hower it wont let me. i keep...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 23rd Jul 2018 05:33 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 136
    23rd Jul 2018 05:33 pm Go to last post
  10. Unhappy Layer does not appear in viewport and plotter.

    Hi, I try to plot my drawings in this new template that i created - with all those new layer. I have compared it with my other drawings, the layer properties is pretty much the same however for...

    Started by farycj‎, 22nd Jul 2018 03:48 pm
    layer color, layer properties, missing layers, viewport, white colors
    • Replies: 7
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    23rd Jul 2018 02:29 pm Go to last post
  11. Sort order of Dynamic block parameters. Lookup missing from Parameter Manager

    See screenshots. How do I place the lookup in an ordered manner? Thanks in advance.

    Started by 3dwannab‎, 18th Jul 2018 08:06 am
    • Replies: 0
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    18th Jul 2018 08:06 am Go to last post
  12. Printing A3 Sheets on A4 Paper

    I have an A3 drafting sheet that i want to print out. For some reason i want the print out be be on an A4 paper. Is it okay to print an A3 Sheet on an A4 paper. How will it effect the drawing and...

    Started by sailorhunter‎, 16th Jul 2018 04:30 pm
    autocad, drafting sheet, printing
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 170
    17th Jul 2018 07:43 am Go to last post
  13. switch between layouts takes time

    Hi All, When I switch between layouts it takes 1min for AutoCAD to get it done. I can switch to those layouts I had opened before almost instantly but to switch to the ones I haven't opened...

    Started by alijahed‎, 16th Jul 2018 10:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Jul 2018 05:02 am Go to last post
  14. Question thumbnails of paper space sheets are too small

    Why don't my paper space thumbnails seem to be saving as 1024 pixels? Drawings that are saved while model space is active do save as 1024 pixels, so the problem only occurs when the thumbnails are...

    Started by Marvin7‎, 25th Oct 2013 06:35 pm
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    • Replies: 30
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    14th Jul 2018 06:25 pm Go to last post
  15. Question Dynamic Block is okay until it gets redefined.

    Not sure if this is a bug but when I insert this into a drawing and then stretch it. Then insert the same file in and redefine again, it loses its distance stretched. Anyone know how this can be...

    Started by 3dwannab‎, 13th Jul 2018 11:37 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Jul 2018 12:22 am Go to last post
  16. Edit Dynamic Block in-place?

    Hi, I use refedit quite a bit to edit blocks in-place, but can't find a way to do this with dynamic blocks without breaking the link to the original definition and creating a new block...

    Started by Rossko‎, 25th Oct 2011 11:52 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 10,351
    13th Jul 2018 09:19 am Go to last post
  17. Using a text file to add and manipulate Dynamic Blocks

    I am trying to find out if you can use a text file (converted from a spreadsheet) to add dynamic blocks to a drawing, not just the X, Y coordinates, but the angle (not standard rotation, the dynamic...

    Started by deejaydave‎, 2nd Jul 2018 04:24 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 505
    12th Jul 2018 11:12 am Go to last post
  18. Create PDF's as published at once

    Wondering if there's a setting for Publish to create the pdf's on a specified folder and not wait for the publish command to finish. I had this setup on Autocad 2015 where you can "see" the...

    Started by pBe‎, 9th Jul 2018 05:10 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 263
    11th Jul 2018 07:05 pm Go to last post
  19. Question MAP of the Americas

    I need to import a map of the Americas. Very basic map showing the boundaries for each country and each US state. What type of file should I import and how can I make it a workable file so that I can...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 10th Jul 2018 11:14 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 148
    10th Jul 2018 05:07 pm Go to last post
  20. Plotting to PDF problem

    Good morning, Just had an odd one happen - I have a set of drawings with raster (TIFF) images attached. On my machine these display properly. I made PDF plots of these, using the standard DWG to...

    Started by Steven P‎, 10th Jul 2018 10:59 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 134
    10th Jul 2018 03:28 pm Go to last post
  21. Cannot print added text

    In the drawing attached below, there are 4 lines of text shown above the title. The last 2 lines were added recently. When I print out the drawing from the Layout1 view, the last two lines of text...

    Started by PJ01‎, 8th Jul 2018 03:15 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    10th Jul 2018 11:28 am Go to last post
  22. Block naming inconsistencies

    Hello, I created a block and saved it , name is Keyplan2k, you can see the name on the DWG title. When I edit it in block editor , the name is changed in Keyplan3 ( i changed it just to test ) ;...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 30th Jun 2018 08:26 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 184
    1st Jul 2018 01:44 pm Go to last post
  23. Paperspace, and viewport for right plot scale

    Hello, I don't succeed how t set the right viewport / scale for a given plot style... I played around a bit but no luck. How do I set the outside edge of my chart to align with the dashed...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 29th Jun 2018 08:40 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 202
    30th Jun 2018 08:15 am Go to last post
  24. Viewport scales not scaling lineweights for plotting

    I am struggling to get the lineweights to plot according to the viewports scale. I have ticked the "scale lineweights" in the plot dialogue. In paper space I have 1:100; 1:50 and 1:20 viewports,...

    Started by ChelleW‎, 29th Jun 2018 09:19 am
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 152
    29th Jun 2018 09:19 am Go to last post
  25. Replace company Logo Image with another one.

    My company uses a common template for our AutoCAD drawings. As needed each person copies the template form from a common location for use. Once the drawings have been completed we save them and...

    Started by Learning‎, 26th Jun 2018 03:47 pm
    drawing logo, embedded image, form template
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 262
    27th Jun 2018 12:32 pm Go to last post

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