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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
    • Replies: 4
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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. LISP that change scale hatch into same value and LISP that merge line type

    1. LISP that convert/change different scale hatch including hatch in block into same value 2. LSIP that merge linetype (ex. 11111111$0$hidden to hidden)

    Started by reddredd‎, Today 09:06 am
    • Replies: 0
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  2. How To Make Floor Plans Ghosted

    I'm working with floor plans for large commercial projects which are loaded with blocks, different line weights, etc... Typically, I'd like the floor plan to show up with just one line thickness, all...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, Yesterday 03:01 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 10:36 pm Go to last post
  3. Cancel loading xrefs

    Hi there, in the early days I remember I could use esc.esc. to cancel loading references. I think nowadays the only way to prevent this is to rename my xref folder for a short while. What is your...

    Started by halam‎, Yesterday 06:26 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 66
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  4. Recently drawings didn't show up on RECENT DOCUMENTS wndow

    i am using autocad 2016 LT. is there any good trick to set so that when i try to open the RECENT DOCUMENTS it shows up on the list, the recent opened drawing did not show up on the drop down list....

    Started by Sengna‎, 26th Jul 2017 07:02 pm
    recent documents
    • Replies: 0
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    26th Jul 2017 07:02 pm Go to last post
  5. disable the Edit in-place dialog box

    hi is there a way to disable the Edit in-place dialog box? (the one that popup when you enter to that isolation state and asking about opening nested blocks) Thanks

    Started by samifox‎, 26th Jul 2017 06:58 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 144
    26th Jul 2017 02:49 pm Go to last post
  6. AttDef filter?!?

    I am trying to create a section symbol dynamic block in AutoCAD 2009. I have all my parameters set properly, or so I thought. All of the actions work except for the references to the Attributes. I...

    Started by eric_monceaux‎, 28th Oct 2008 04:15 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    25th Jul 2017 11:16 am Go to last post
  7. 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: 1
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    24th Jul 2017 11:14 pm Go to last post
  8. Move Model Space to Layout 1 Tab

    Hello How do I make an exact copy of all objects and paste them to one of the layout tabs? If it's possible, do the layers also move with the model space drawing? Thanks Auto CAD 2016

    Started by Casio47‎, 18th Jul 2017 08:20 pm
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    22nd Jul 2017 07:30 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Jul 2017 12:25 pm Go to last post
  10. Isolating xref (and not its individual objects)

    hi i want to isolate the whole xref (like unload) rather than its indevidual layers. is there a way of doing so with no lisp?

    Started by samifox‎, 19th Jul 2017 09:26 am
    • Replies: 4
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    21st Jul 2017 12:22 pm Go to last post
  11. Question True Type Fonts Slowing Down Drawings

    Hi all, This is my first post. Using ADT3.3/ XP Pro/ P4/ NVIDIA GeForce Vid Card I've been researching this problem for a while now and have not been able to come up with a clear reason...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 26th Apr 2007 04:28 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    21st Jul 2017 12:15 pm Go to last post
  12. Having problems with this dynamic block with constraints

    I created a dynamic block for a detail magnification symbol. Attachment It consists of a circle at the origin, another circle away. There are two tangent lines connecting them. A...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 27th Jun 2017 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Jul 2017 06:23 am Go to last post
  13. creating a block that make decisions while moving

    hi it is possible creating a dynamic block that makes decisions while moving? for example, creating 2 rectangles, and say : if the left rectangle width is becoming more than 100cm start...

    Started by samifox‎, 16th Jul 2017 12:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Jul 2017 06:15 am Go to last post
  14. xrefed drawing is missplaced if it was saved while layout is active

    hi using acad2010, i notice that when i xref a drawing that was saved with its layout active , i cant see it in the host, only when i resave it in modelspace active i can see it. any...

    Started by samifox‎, 16th Jul 2017 07:53 am
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jul 2017 07:27 am Go to last post
  15. publish problems

    I have a set of sheets that I tried to publish to PDF many times. Some of then come out OK but some of them the text that is in the title block that is defined by attributes comes out thinner that...

    Started by SRN‎, 18th Jul 2017 02:10 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Jul 2017 07:19 am Go to last post
  16. Toggle select block or individual elements in the block?

    Hi I was thinking about the scope of selecting a block. More specifically, a toggle or a keyboard combination that allows the user to select the block as a block or individual elements inside...

    Started by samifox‎, 20th Jul 2017 07:15 am
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 128
    20th Jul 2017 07:15 am Go to last post
  17. editing title blocks

    Some sheets provided by our customer have model sheets and layout sheets. The model sheet contains most of the drawing but the layout sheet adds the title block. However this results in an inability...

    Started by SRN‎, 18th Jul 2017 02:17 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Jul 2017 05:11 am Go to last post
  18. Publish Annotative Blocks Too Big

    I'm having a problem with some annotative blocks when I PUBLISH. Most of my co-workers have had this problem but we're not sure if it started in Autocad 2017 or 2018 (LT). I just switched to '18 and...

    Started by qball‎, 18th Jul 2017 12:31 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 199
    18th Jul 2017 05:26 pm Go to last post
  19. Wblock Etransmitted archive

    hi i want to establish a program that will 1.open a zip archive to a temporary folder 2.for each dwg #perform wblock on file.dwg #save to the same location file_wb.dwg ...

    Started by samifox‎, 13th Jul 2017 06:43 am
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    • Replies: 22
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    17th Jul 2017 08:22 am Go to last post
  20. Duplicate a Layer in Layer Properties

    Hello, How do I duplicate a Layer in Layer Properties? Thanks AutoCAD 2016

    Started by Casio47‎, 13th Jul 2017 01:23 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jul 2017 01:44 pm Go to last post
  21. somehow the xref is off position

    hi i xref a drawing, with the same ucs,units as the host. but still they are not sharing the same cordinates any idea?

    Started by samifox‎, 16th Jul 2017 08:51 am
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Jul 2017 12:56 pm Go to last post
  22. Problem when plotting with transparency

    Hi people, I am having a problem when plotting .PLT files. Just wondering if someone had the same problem, and a solution for it. I am using AutoCAD LT 2012. When I plot with transparency box...

    Started by belmartinelli‎, 13th Jul 2017 01:16 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 282
    15th Jul 2017 12:54 am Go to last post
  23. Block Present In Drawing But Invisible

    Using AutoCAD 2015 I received a drawing file that has a block and doesn’t show. The layer name of the block is thawed. I quick-select the layer name to check its presence in the drawing, the grip of...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 10th Jul 2017 07:49 pm
    block, invisible
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Jul 2017 01:36 pm Go to last post
  24. Drawing Using Windows Search for Information Inside Drawings

    Hello, Is there a way of searching across a number of AutoCAD files for files containing particular text? This used to be possible in Windows XP, but does now not work in Windows 7 annoyingly. We...

    Started by 07lodgeT‎, 4th Jul 2017 11:50 am
    autocad 2018, windows 7
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Jul 2017 01:08 pm Go to last post
  25. Auto detection of Paper size while making pdf from drawing

    Hi friends, Is there any option to find out the correct papersize while making pdf. Actually i need it for batch plot. i have different drawings with different papersizes. If any body knows the...

    Started by YSRINY2I‎, 8th Jun 2017 09:07 am
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    • Replies: 21
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    8th Jul 2017 04:32 pm Go to last post

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