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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. Synchronize Custom Scale Between Two Viewports

    I have two viewports on a layout tab. One will be a front view, the other will be a plan view. To fit them comfortably on the sheet I tried a couple of scales and found that only using a custom scale...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, Yesterday 12:11 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday 02:36 pm Go to last post
  2. Moved: Clipping raster with polyline boundary [delete- not hide]

    Started by Kevin Malone‎, Yesterday 06:39 am
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  3. Moved: Civil 3D Drawing with XRefs is bogging down

    Started by TopLine‎, 20th Apr 2017 05:42 pm
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    Yesterday 01:15 pm Go to last post
  4. How to refresh and reload a block?

    I understand that when I insert block A from drawing B into drawing C it creates a copy of A locally in C. First question, is there any way to refresh or overwrite the local block C(in B) with...

    Started by jkristia‎, 27th Oct 2008 10:23 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    21st Apr 2017 02:33 pm Go to last post
  5. Moved: Civil 3D slope label shows numbers as ??? in ACAD drawing

    Started by Atropyne‎, 13th Apr 2017 09:41 pm
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    21st Apr 2017 12:47 am Go to last post
  6. Dynamic block of a section

    I am trying to stretch my block of a section from the quarter corner but I need to be able to have different distance multipliers for the x and y values. This is my first attempt at creating a...

    Started by tdunn_3‎, 19th Apr 2017 08:19 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    20th Apr 2017 06:55 pm Go to last post
  7. Dynamic block, streching a rectangle in X&Y direction in one move

    The title says it all. Is this possible? Sofar Ive managed to do this in 2 steps, strech in X and then in Y direction. I defined distance x and y for a block and then used a strech command for...

    Started by Butch‎, 10th Mar 2009 01:24 am
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    19th Apr 2017 08:16 pm Go to last post
  8. Lineweight Question

    I'm printing some 24 x 36 sheets using the BluebeamPDF driver which came with my Bluebeam software. The trouble is when printing the entire layout and I do a Preview, the lines get very muddy. The...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 18th Apr 2017 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Apr 2017 12:53 pm Go to last post
  9. Background Colors

    I've got a drawing from a friend who apparently uses a different background color scheme than I do. He uses blue for the text and it makes it almost impossible to read on my model space because I use...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 14th Apr 2017 10:09 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 387
    17th Apr 2017 01:06 pm Go to last post
  10. AutoCAD Pricing CAD Drawings

    How do you as a draftsman usually charge to do CAD drawings And how do you figure out the price? What are the steps?

    Started by Skilla‎, 9th Mar 2007 04:21 pm
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    • Replies: 54
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    10th Apr 2017 12:42 pm Go to last post
  11. Burst Block with attributes and visibility states

    Hi All, Please see the attached file. I have a dynamic block with two visibility state with attributes. When I burst the block the unwanted information from the otther visibility state appears...

    Started by alijahed‎, 6th Apr 2017 12:01 am
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Apr 2017 11:14 pm Go to last post
  12. Dynamic Block Chain Woes

    Hello World... I have searched here, talked in person to folks and googled but I just don't understand dynamic blocks. My goal is to have the upper third of this block move by a user-typed number...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 7th Apr 2017 03:29 am
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    7th Apr 2017 05:59 pm Go to last post
  13. Dynamic dynamic block

    Hi all, I have 4 dynamic blocks and each has 4 different visibility states. I would like to create a dynamic block which contains the previous 4 dynamic blocks and where I can set the different...

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 11th Jan 2017 06:16 pm
    dynamic block
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Apr 2017 05:48 pm Go to last post
  14. Add an user input in a custom attribute

    Hello guys, I've created this simple block that allow to draw armor in slab in a faster way. I'm not able to change the phi.. I've created the user parameter but the _regen doesn't work.. It...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 6th Apr 2017 05:48 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    6th Apr 2017 05:48 pm Go to last post
  15. Publishing title blocks in model space using paper space

    Files are setup with all title blocks, details, dims, everything 100% in model space. Some files have 1 title block per file, some files have 50, 60, 80, 100 drawings / title blocks per file. ...

    Started by Pukenzz‎, 24th Mar 2017 02:07 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    5th Apr 2017 05:29 am Go to last post
  16. Sheet Set Manager Default Plot Style?

    I can plot individual dwgs using my Page Setup and the PDFs look exactly the way they should - shades of grey. When I publish in Sheet Set Manager, using the same Page Setup, the PDFs print my line...

    Started by K-RICH‎, 4th Apr 2017 05:49 pm
    sheet set mngr defaults, sheet set mngr plot style
    • Replies: 0
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    4th Apr 2017 05:49 pm Go to last post
  17. sheet set manager sheet number sheet title question

    Is it me, or is the way that the sheet set manages imports layouts and the rename/renumber options backassward? To me, the number field in the sheet set manager should correspond to the layout tab...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 4th Apr 2017 04:49 pm
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    4th Apr 2017 04:49 pm Go to last post
  18. block doesn't change color...

    hi all, Yes I know, I've already googled around and I'm aware that I should edit a block in block editor and have it in layer zero.... still, it doesn't work... See this attached chart, ...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 2nd Apr 2017 03:43 am
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Apr 2017 11:52 am Go to last post
  19. 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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    1st Apr 2017 04:12 pm Go to last post
  20. What does AutoCAD LT XREF log do?

    I recently noticed that AutoCAD, besides creating the back up files, it is also creating an AutoCAD LT XREF Log. Can anyone tell me what is the purpose of this file? How can I stop AutoCAD from...

    Started by jaff‎, 31st Mar 2017 06:32 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    31st Mar 2017 06:52 pm Go to last post
  21. Blocks in Paperspace or Viewports??

    Hi all, I have a vendor drawing that shows nothing in model space, in paper space is geometry and title blocks, but the part geometry is not selectable, yet if I do a DDInsert I can insert each...

    Started by jmos4‎, 29th Mar 2017 06:21 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    29th Mar 2017 11:33 pm Go to last post
  22. set layout scale taking long time...

    hi using acad 2010, sometimes changhing the layout scale taking forever, why is that? is there anithing i can do? THanks S

    Started by samifox‎, 28th Mar 2017 09:44 am
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    29th Mar 2017 02:09 pm Go to last post
  23. My raster image reference has a border that I don't want

    I'm using AutoCAD LT2009. My raster image reference shows a pickable border which also shows up on plots. Strangely, this only occurs on one set of .dwg files. On the other files the image is...

    Started by naknakkus‎, 2nd Jul 2008 03:41 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 7,024
    27th Mar 2017 08:49 pm Go to last post
  24. Can't work with existing dwg

    Hi! Sorry if this is a really dumb or basic question. New (again) to AutoCAD -haven't used since 2006 so I am very rusty. Problem here is something I am sure is pretty simple to fix but I can't...

    Started by tainbo‎, 24th Mar 2017 03:10 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
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    25th Mar 2017 04:18 am Go to last post
  25. 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, 22nd Mar 2017 12:23 pm
    autocad, converting, dxf, error
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 326
    23rd Mar 2017 10:19 pm Go to last post

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