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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
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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. 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
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  2. 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
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    17th Jul 2018 07:43 am Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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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    14th Jul 2018 06:25 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
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    13th Jul 2018 09:19 am Go to last post
  7. 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
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    12th Jul 2018 11:12 am Go to last post
  8. 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
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    11th Jul 2018 07:05 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
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    10th Jul 2018 05:07 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
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    10th Jul 2018 03:28 pm Go to last post
  11. 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
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    10th Jul 2018 11:28 am Go to last post
  12. 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
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    1st Jul 2018 01:44 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
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    30th Jun 2018 08:15 am Go to last post
  14. 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
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  15. 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
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    27th Jun 2018 12:32 pm Go to last post
  16. is there a way to "fix" dwg file without entering it?

    hi is there a way to "fix" dwg file without entering it? by "fix" i mean all the recovery tools, recover,wblock,audit,reggapp,etc i dont mean any batch operation thanks shay

    Started by samifox‎, 26th Jun 2018 07:47 am
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Jun 2018 12:58 pm Go to last post
  17. Methods to explode MInsert Block.

    Hi, I've been given a drawing to edit and the creator has long but left the company. I need to explode the block in order to carry out the necessary editing however I cannot explode the block as...

    Started by feist‎, 27th Feb 2011 11:04 pm
    2 Pages
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    26th Jun 2018 08:21 am Go to last post
  18. Question View port printing

    In Model I have drawn 45 degree line, want this line in layout as a strait line , & same time, Layout double clicking i have drawn strait line, this line will shows 45 degree in Model. please give me...

    Started by dhananjay567‎, 14th Apr 2018 06:34 pm
    vp print, vport twist
    • Replies: 8
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    25th Jun 2018 03:18 pm Go to last post
  19. dynamic block _ change properties in command line

    Dear Members, I have some stretchable dynamic Blocks. I would like to insert and change the length of them in command line. (without use my mouse and grip points) i havent got any problem with the...

    Started by Greg123‎, 21st Jun 2018 01:50 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  20. Searching multiple dwg files for text

    I'm looking for a program that will search across multiple files and directories for particular words in our dwg files. I don't want to replace the words, just locate the files that contain them. ...

    Started by clowe-thcp‎, 15th Jun 2018 07:56 pm
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    19th Jun 2018 04:04 pm Go to last post
  21. coordinates mismatch - what am I doing wrong?

    Hello, I'm getting confused on the following: I opened the attached DWG which seems to have already its own coordinates, ( i mean it wasn't palced at 0,0 ) I got a list of targets which...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 17th Jun 2018 09:24 am
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Jun 2018 03:04 pm Go to last post
  22. cant flatten a drawing

    hi i cant flatten this dwg. can anyone take a look? thanks Shay

    Started by samifox‎, 13th Jun 2018 10:40 am
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    13th Jun 2018 07:35 pm Go to last post
  23. AutoCAD Set two scale bar

    Hi Everyone I have to draw a elevation view as per dimensions, but i need to draw the view with two scale. For horizontal 1:500 and vertical 1:200. Really I don't have an idea how to do this....

    Started by gmmdinesh‎, 12th Jun 2018 09:59 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Jun 2018 11:12 am Go to last post
  24. Mirroring and minus scale

    Hello. I noticed something weird in Acad 2010 and would like to confirm if this is normal or maybe 2010 specific problem. Whenever I use "mirror" on any block, Acad always modify X scale by...

    Started by Ryszard‎, 6th Jun 2018 09:20 am
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    11th Jun 2018 06:34 pm Go to last post
  25. Drawing diesel expression for dynamic level block

    Good morning everyone, I am currently working on a dynamic block to show the level of a point in a sectional drawing. As you see on the picture, the base of the block is placed on the zero level...

    Started by lstampfer‎, 6th Jun 2018 07:28 am
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    • Views: 156
    6th Jun 2018 07:28 am Go to last post

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