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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. DWG to DXF, missing lines when plotting.

    Guys, I had to re-scale a drawing and convert it to DXF so we can use in our cutting machine. The problem is when I try to open the DXF file on our factory computer there are missing some lines. But...

    Started by Revered‎, Yesterday 12:23 pm
    autocad, converting, dxf, error
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 03:31 pm Go to last post
  2. CAD database

    Hi i want to create a CAD database where drawing will be tagged by me, so if for example i'll search "private,house,new york,small,2, stories" ill get a list of relevant drawings. im using...

    Started by samifox‎, 21st Mar 2017 07:12 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 02:54 am Go to last post
  3. Dynamic block, Visibility states

    Is there a way to cycle through dyn blocks visibility states during insertion using mousewheel or a hotkey? Google didn't help

    Started by mgrenier25‎, 21st Mar 2017 01:25 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Mar 2017 02:14 pm Go to last post
  4. cutout viewports whithin a viewport

    hi using acad 2010 i want to create a viewport, and then draw rectangles around some portions in that viewport, and have those squares to become new viewports. how?

    Started by samifox‎, 16th Mar 2017 09:51 am
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Mar 2017 03:52 pm Go to last post
  5. prevent lines i create and snap to have Z value

    hi using acad 2019, when i draw 2d the lines are getting Z and it impossible to perform some action like trim,extend,fillet. is there an option to prevent lines i create and snap to have Z...

    Started by samifox‎, 15th Mar 2017 03:14 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Mar 2017 02:47 pm Go to last post
  6. xref dashed lines are displayes stright (not dashed)

    hi i have an lts scale set to 1, now....my master drawing has a dashed line displayed correctly, but the xrefs dashed lines displayed stright although they have the same lts scale as the master...

    Started by samifox‎, 15th Mar 2017 09:22 am
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    16th Mar 2017 02:44 pm Go to last post
  7. prevents the master drawing inherit styles of xrefs?

    hi using acad 2010 how can i prevent the master drawing inherit styles of xrefs? Thanks S

    Started by samifox‎, 15th Mar 2017 09:11 am
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Mar 2017 12:42 pm Go to last post
  8. Embarrassed Array count within Dynamic block

    Hello all! Let me first say that I've been looking through some of the threads on this forum and am blown away by the knowledge and creativity some of you possess. It's ridiculous the things you...

    Started by mynameisbrent‎, 9th Mar 2016 12:57 am
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Mar 2017 07:49 am Go to last post
  9. Non Autodesk DWG

    I like to use Autocad 2018 program, some days ago I was working in .dwg file and it unexpectedly closed. At opening the file I saw: Non Autodesk DWG. I don’t know how to repair dwg file.

    Started by Rumpot32‎, 8th Mar 2017 08:03 pm
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    11th Mar 2017 04:05 pm Go to last post
  10. Question How to separate multiple drawings on a layout to file?

    Normally I receive autocad files from subcontractor. They put all drawings on a layout (please see the attachment) using a title block or a xref. I would like to separate it to many drawing. Each...

    Started by magicstone1412‎, 9th Mar 2017 05:17 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    11th Mar 2017 12:42 pm Go to last post
  11. how i can publish this?

    hi, How i can publish in model having lot of drawing as shown in image

    Started by shuhaib‎, 9th Mar 2017 01:03 pm
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    11th Mar 2017 12:16 am Go to last post
  12. Zoom extents all layout tabs

    Once you have multiple layout tabs its very easy to zoom in on a tab make some changes jump to another tab zoom in make some more changes, then save the dwg. You then open the drawing to say...

    Started by BIGAL‎, 21st Jun 2011 01:25 am
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    10th Mar 2017 03:04 pm Go to last post
  13. Can't see most of my drawing, but see all of it in recovery thumbnail

    For some reason, Can't see most of my drawing, but see all of it in recovery thumbnail. I see the three control panels in the recovery, but when I load the recovery, just the one panel shows up (and...

    Started by MATC‎, 8th Mar 2017 08:02 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Mar 2017 01:56 am Go to last post
  14. Replace block and its attributes with new block and attributes

    This forum has helped me many times in the past without having to post a question I have searched everywhere and can't get a definative answer on this. I have a block with attributes. I want to...

    Started by SPACECADET‎, 10th Feb 2011 05:52 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    8th Mar 2017 08:43 pm Go to last post
  15. Autocad R14 with HP T520 plotter

    How can I get Autocad R14 to use an HP T520 plotter with the GL2 driver? At the moment the T520 is set as the default system printer under Win XP. R14 will print to the T520, but only as a...

    Started by Martyn‎, 6th Mar 2017 01:25 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 19
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    7th Mar 2017 04:28 pm Go to last post
  16. Plotting Arcs - How to control the plot resolution

    Hi - I want to be able to reduce the number of points plotted to file when using the Arc command. AC2000 seems to be currently set to 45 points/180 degrees. Is there a way of changing this?

    Started by Stanier‎, 6th Mar 2017 12:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Mar 2017 04:06 pm Go to last post
  17. Embarrassed Help with the paper size !!!

    Hi. I want to ask a question about the paper size. I have many paper sizes in my ploter but every time i need to select one i have to search a lot of time because this plotter styles list is in radom...

    Started by prodromosm‎, 5th Mar 2017 10:24 am
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Mar 2017 08:02 am Go to last post
  18. Question Wipeouts in viewports

    A drawing I am working on has several dynamic blocks with wipeouts in them. I have used DRAWORDER in the model of the drawing to get lines to show up over the wipe out but in a viewport in paper...

    Started by SafeTek‎, 28th Feb 2017 03:26 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Mar 2017 10:11 am Go to last post
  19. UCS Icon Appearance

    Me: Acad 2006 My current ucs icon settings (in 3d) produces a ucs icon which is red, blue and green, with cone shaped arrows. A 3d solid, if you will. This setting, I like. Can someone tell...

    Started by O Snap!‎, 3rd Mar 2006 05:25 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Feb 2017 03:37 pm Go to last post
  20. Setting up border properly in paper space!

    I'm Brian! My background is Land Surveying/Civil Engineering but I have been out of the business for about 7 years. I may be getting a job for a survey company so I am messing around trying to...

    Started by briwayjones‎, 21st Feb 2017 07:55 pm
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    25th Feb 2017 02:20 pm Go to last post
  21. printing

    He's told me to print out my drawings. But how do I print it? Like what size and what printer should I choose?

    Started by wonderpriya‎, 18th Feb 2017 02:37 pm
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    24th Feb 2017 02:32 pm Go to last post
  22. import sets of point in different appearence

    I have import two sets of points onto existing drawing. For some reasons there is a need to use different appearance (preferably color shape and size) for each set. Would you please advise

    Started by Lammaite‎, 24th Feb 2017 02:34 am
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Feb 2017 04:04 am Go to last post
  23. Wink Dealing with updated floor plans

    Hi Guys, How do you deal with new architectural xrefs? I work at an M&E consultants and when we start a job we create a file from the architectural layout which we rename x_nnnnn_layout.dwg in...

    Started by SafeTek‎, 22nd Feb 2017 05:46 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Feb 2017 09:55 pm Go to last post
  24. lost plot options

    Hello friend I lost option monochrome to plot model only i have 2 option as in attached image any idea please

    Started by motee-z‎, 22nd Feb 2017 07:46 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Feb 2017 11:52 pm Go to last post
  25. change source multiple ole links autocad

    I have to change the source of multiple (Excel) ole links in AutoCAD. i 'm afraid it's not possible and i have to change them one at a time, or...? please help, thnx Mike

    Started by mto71‎, 22nd Feb 2017 08:07 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    22nd Feb 2017 08:07 pm Go to last post

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