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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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    26th Sep 2013 11:27 am Go to last post
  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. 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
    • Views: 162
    Yesterday 12:52 am Go to last post
  2. 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
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    22nd Sep 2017 01:23 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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: 20
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    21st Sep 2017 04:14 am Go to last post
  5. 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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    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    20th Sep 2017 11:05 pm Go to last post
  6. 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: 7
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    20th Sep 2017 07:22 pm Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
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    20th Sep 2017 08:10 am Go to last post
  9. Create Searchable PDF Text

    There are several questions contained in this post: I am using AutoCAD 2000 to create postscripts. To create the postscripts I plot-to-file using the PostScript Level 1 plot driver that I created...

    Started by Hanna‎, 24th Sep 2002 11:20 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    20th Sep 2017 04:35 am Go to last post
  10. file path shows up on Model space AutoCAD 2014 LT

    It is very annoying that when i was working on model space, the file path of the previous drawing/Drive appears on the screen and block the object that i was working on, It is any annoying and i was...

    Started by Sengna‎, 19th Sep 2017 04:49 pm
    file path
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Sep 2017 11:17 pm Go to last post
  11. Dynamic blocks in acad 2007

    For most projects we need to cooperate with others. These other companies don't always use the same acad version (sometimes newer and sometimes older). Lets say I use acad 2016 and I use dynamic...

    Started by freebutterflyx‎, 18th Sep 2017 09:30 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Sep 2017 03:20 pm Go to last post
  12. Unhappy Plotted PDFs: Text turning into little white boxes

    Hello Forum Friends, So I have a problem, new to me but hopefully someone has run into this and generated a solution. Our company plotted some PDFs using Publish, DWG to PDF and all the text came...

    Started by TheyCallMeJohn‎, 23rd Apr 2013 08:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Sep 2017 12:49 am Go to last post
  13. OLE image will not plot to pdf autocad

    l embeded an OLE image into a drawing but I can't get it to print to a pdf using Adobie driver or to a physical plotter. Any suggestions Thank you,

    Started by muck‎, 30th Aug 2017 03:44 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Sep 2017 08:10 pm Go to last post
  14. Title block formalities

    Hello, I had to create a title block for myself as a contractor. I never really had to make my own but had no problem accept for the fact of how to send dwg files out to others. I do not want...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 10th Sep 2017 12:13 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 279
    10th Sep 2017 04:58 am Go to last post
  15. Setting up page - AutoCAD 2016

    Totally new to AutoCAD, just playing with AutoCAD 2016. On startup, there is an option to set everything to Metric, which I select. I would like to set up my screen so that the drawings I do...

    Started by PJ01‎, 6th Sep 2017 09:53 am
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    8th Sep 2017 04:09 am Go to last post
  16. Publish is plotting drawing in lower right side rather than full page

    Hey guys, I am having an issue I've never seen before. I am trying to publish a set of drawings into one PDF file with DWG to PDF. However, when I do it looks like this (blackout added): ...

    Started by juicyorange‎, 15th Aug 2017 08:23 pm
    bug, plot, publish
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Sep 2017 07:41 pm Go to last post
  17. 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: 10
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    30th Aug 2017 03:51 pm Go to last post
  18. Viewports and Tabs

    Hi, On the drawings we use at work, there is a box that we use in model space, to create viewports around them in paperspace to put in a border. Not sure whether I've explained that right,...

    Started by barakar42‎, 21st Aug 2017 02:44 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 390
    30th Aug 2017 03:21 am Go to last post
  19. HP DesignJet T1200 PS not plotting through civil 3d 2012

    All of a sudden my HP plotter will not plot anything through civil 3d 2012...on all four office cpu's. I can print word, adobe, excel, and any other program to the plotter and it prints beautifully....

    Started by dirtlegg‎, 21st Aug 2017 01:09 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Aug 2017 08:39 am Go to last post
  20. Why is this button grey?

    Simple question that is killing me softly. Why is this button grey? I finally figured out how to get a .stb file working, and now this. Thanks for the help!

    Started by oftenly‎, 17th Aug 2017 11:11 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 393
    18th Aug 2017 10:38 pm Go to last post
  21. Plot Styles & Colors Confusing Me

    I have a drawing provided to my by an Architect so it has every kind of layer an AIA client would put into it. I seem to be having trouble getting the print outs that I want. I need everything to...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 16th Aug 2017 04:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Aug 2017 03:13 pm Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD How to extract xdata into excel or txt

    Dear friends, I need your help to extract some Xdata from the attached drawing if you want to check Xdata you can just type xdlist in Autocad and check.

    Started by samsudeenmanoos‎, 16th Aug 2017 12:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Aug 2017 02:38 am Go to last post
  23. Export to Adobe Plotting Incorrectly

    Good morning, I am having some challenges with plotting from CAD to Adobe then printing. When I export from CAD to 'AutoCAD PDF (General Documentation).pc3' it exports to a PDF in Adobe. When I...

    Started by astellings‎, 15th Aug 2017 02:58 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Aug 2017 11:58 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Viewports and Layer State Relation

    I have a drawing with multiple Viewports using different Layer States. How do I know which Layer State is being used in each Viewport.

    Started by Tudors‎, 15th Aug 2017 06:00 pm
    layer manager, layer states, view ports
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Aug 2017 08:11 am Go to last post
  25. Hatch, Stretch, Dynamic Block...

    So I created a block of text with a simple border around it. I have a drop shadow on the border that is simply lines with a solid hatch. When I try to give the block the stretching action (as to fit...

    Started by Starkey‎, 19th Jan 2007 03:21 am
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    • Replies: 10
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    13th Aug 2017 01:07 pm Go to last post

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