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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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    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. My GA plan doesn't fit onto page

    Hello, I have 6 storey buiding, each storey has a GA plan scaled 1:50@A1, but one of them doesnt fit on the page as it has Mews at the back, can I separate it or how would I go on about it? If I...

    Started by maxi2014‎, Yesterday 10:38 am
    scale drafting, separate, split drawing, too large
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 184
    Today 01:59 pm Go to last post
  2. 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, Yesterday 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    Yesterday 06:02 pm Go to last post
  3. 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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    • Replies: 28
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    Yesterday 12:00 am Go to last post
  4. xreffing a title block

    Does anybody here xref their title block in their template?

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 26th Jun 2017 08:45 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jun 2017 11:05 pm Go to last post
  5. Dynamic Blocks

    I wish we had a separate area for dynamic block discussions. It seems odd to have it lumped in with AutoCAD Drawing Management and Output. Any thought? Thanks.

    Started by iconeo‎, 26th Jun 2017 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 82
    26th Jun 2017 08:05 pm Go to last post
  6. Moved: Command line for EXPORT or EXPORTPDF?

    Is there a way to have command line for EXPORT or EXPORTPDF? It just ends after pressing "YES" to "Detailed plot configuration? ?" I intend to run it in a LISP routine.

    Started by tive29‎, 26th Jun 2017 02:16 pm
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    26th Jun 2017 04:02 am Go to last post
  7. Wink Homerun Dynamic Block

    Hello, So the following is an example of a very nice homerun. You can bend it and it'll move the arrow accordingly, reducing time spent drafting during clean up. I'd like to make one similar to...

    Started by ryankevin15‎, 13th Jun 2017 04:24 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Jun 2017 04:43 pm Go to last post
  8. How to change Page setups for multiple drawings Without affecting its own Plot Area

    I have hundreds of drawing with 1 Layout with the following Page setup Page setup name: <None> Printer/Plotter Name : AAAA Paper Size: A4 Plot Area : Window The plot area is all different...

    Started by tive29‎, 23rd Jun 2017 11:08 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Jun 2017 03:41 pm Go to last post
  9. Wink HELP purge wont purge

    Hej, I have a drawing with XREFs (underlay) after purging and saving the dwg the next time i open the dwg there are Materials and Plot Styles to purge all over again. How can i stop the materails and...

    Started by preCAD‎, 16th Jun 2017 01:42 pm
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    • Replies: 20
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    20th Jun 2017 04:30 pm Go to last post
  10. Hidden vs Legacy Hidden for Viewport Shade Plot

    I have a simple 3D iso detail that I'm including in a layout tab in it's own viewport. I have adjusted the view so the reader will see the iso view of the detail. So when I set the shade plot setting...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Jun 2017 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Jun 2017 05:55 pm Go to last post
  11. Background Goes Purple in Realistic Shademode

    I do a few things with 3D and like to set the Shademode to Realistic now and then. My background is set to black which allows all the colored lines my clients use so profusely. But when I set...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Jun 2017 03:37 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Jun 2017 04:38 pm Go to last post
  12. Love Why I can't see colors in preview ...

    Hi every one I need your help please... I have a simple drawing . When preview before printing it looks all black but when I print it prints OK ... Please how can I see exactly in the preview...

    Started by Gali‎, 16th Jun 2017 11:45 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 296
    19th Jun 2017 01:47 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
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    18th Jun 2017 05:44 pm Go to last post
  14. AutoCAD Viewpoint by coordinates rather than panning

    Hi All, I'm not so much having issues as wondering if something is possible. Currently working with building layouts. Each floor of the building is in the same model space but, I want a...

    Started by WoodTCAD‎, 15th Jun 2017 06:37 am
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Jun 2017 03:41 am Go to last post
  15. Dynamic block that scales based on user input?

    Hey guys! So at my office we frequently have to show circles around objects. The circle's size is based on a multiplier that will vary with project and the diameter of the object. This is super...

    Started by eyeofnewt555‎, 8th Jun 2017 03:54 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    9th Jun 2017 05:05 pm Go to last post
  16. The text is rotating through 90 degrees when I print

    This is despite its appearance in the drawing. The text is in paper space.

    Started by kippax‎, 2nd Jun 2017 04:37 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 542
    6th Jun 2017 03:32 pm Go to last post
  17. Pixelate pdf

    Hi, I am having some difficulties printing out a drawing. No matter what I do, although the print preview is fine, once I click ok to save it as a pdf it now has has a greenish type of color....

    Started by Mrlourd‎, 5th Jun 2017 05:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 286
    5th Jun 2017 10:40 pm Go to last post
  18. Hide MVIEW on save as

    How do I hide the line around a MVIEW when I save the Layout to a drawing? I need to be able save the drawing into a 2007 dwg in order to insert it into a Visio drawing but only want the model...

    Started by ASH_CAD‎, 3rd Jun 2017 06:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 298
    4th Jun 2017 12:38 am Go to last post
  19. Xref file layer ON / OFF setting

    Dear anyone; I need to know, I have an Xref file with over 200 layers, that Xref file I need to attached to many dwgs, So I will attach that Xref to one dwg, In that xref dwg nearly half of the...

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 30th May 2017 03:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 423
    30th May 2017 09:23 pm Go to last post
  20. Dynamic Tags Not Showing

    Good morning, Hello, this is probably a very easy answer (newbie and all, bear with me please) but, I received a drawing from another office and, upon opening in my 2018 CAD, the layers showing...

    Started by SD_CAD‎, 30th May 2017 07:37 pm
    dynamic tags not showing, layers
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 154
    30th May 2017 07:37 pm Go to last post
  21. Block attributes

    Help needed, i made a block for a Speed Limit road sign which inserted i can change to various speeds... hope it make sense...

    Started by keiths‎, 24th May 2017 07:30 am
    • Replies: 3
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    25th May 2017 04:41 am Go to last post
  22. Xref re-sizing

    So, I have an Xref Block that when I bring in is way smaller than I want it to be. And I want to scale it up to be the exact same scale as the current drawing. How would I go about it?? ...

    Started by TheRealForbes‎, 18th May 2017 04:27 pm
    scale, xref block import
    • Replies: 2
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    18th May 2017 05:49 pm Go to last post
  23. Can I change the name of a drawing that is being xreffed?

    An outside consultant doing work for our Fire/Safety department created a series of drawings showing the locations of panels, alarms, lights, horns, etc. using our in-house building layouts. For...

    Started by ReMark‎, 18th May 2017 11:54 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    18th May 2017 05:48 pm Go to last post
  24. 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: 2
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    18th May 2017 12:15 pm Go to last post
  25. combining two hatches?

    often i hatch two areas separately. is there any way to combine 2 adjacent hatches? for eg there are two adjacent rectangles which are hatched with same pattern hving the same scale. if i make the...

    Started by rock1‎, 7th Dec 2011 07:07 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 17,526
    17th May 2017 02:50 pm Go to last post

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