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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
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Dec 2014 11:51 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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    Hi, When I add an xref, let's say floor plans, to my drawing the xref brings in the xrefs in that drawing to my new drawing. I do not want this; nobody wants this. I want to just bring in the...

    Started by jesterminute‎, 13th Apr 2018 10:49 am
    attaching, autocad, xrefs
    • Replies: 7
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    Today 03:50 pm Go to last post
  2. Vport information

    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
    vport twist
    • Replies: 4
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  3. Wink Dynamic Block - missing Flip Action button, glitch?

    I made a new block a few weeks ago and I've just gone back in to it to add some additional objects. I then notice a Flip param isn't showing a button for the action, so I cant right click it to...

    Started by keebo‎, Yesterday 03:32 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  4. Table Manipulation

    I dont usually do tables, but when i do (like i did today) i get in trouble. IT fills like table functionality is still broken and not as intuitive as it should be. -First off how do i choose...

    Started by therock005‎, 17th Apr 2018 04:30 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 11:33 am Go to last post
  5. Publishing sheets - blue letters

    Hello, While running PUBLISH, the lettering seen in the bottom right is blue. See picture. Why is this?

    Started by mattador04‎, 16th Apr 2018 03:39 am
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Apr 2018 12:02 pm Go to last post
  6. Ctb file

    I have the .ctb to Plot A0 size. I set the lightweight to (Use Object Lightweight) to use the Layer lightweight. everything is going well. the problem is when I use the same .ctb to Plot A4 size....

    Started by Falconbob‎, 8th Apr 2018 04:36 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Apr 2018 10:30 pm Go to last post
  7. DWG to STEP File Conversion

    Hi Would somebody on here be able to convert a DWG file to STEP for me please? Seems plain AutoCAD isn't up to the job. Thanks in-advance Bob

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 9th Apr 2018 09:12 am
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Apr 2018 08:17 am Go to last post
  8. Batch rename of layouts

    Hi all, I have looked just about everywhere for this, and I seem to be the only one out who would want such a thing. Here it goes. We have about 20.000 drawings, and each drawing has...

    Started by DVDM‎, 15th Sep 2008 08:02 am
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    10th Apr 2018 03:31 am Go to last post
  9. Constant Attributes

    What are the constant attributes?

    Started by svorgodne‎, 5th Apr 2018 10:10 am
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Apr 2018 06:01 pm Go to last post
  10. Dealing with PDFs after design

    I'm looking for an idea of what everyone is using to deal with their PDFs. I have heard good things about bluebeam, and I currently use Acrobat. Just curious if there are other things I should be...

    Started by TheCADnoob‎, 4th Apr 2018 02:48 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Apr 2018 01:45 pm Go to last post
  11. Is it possible to create a dynamic block line?

    Trying to create a linetype for a friend who only has AutoCAD LT. He is seeking a thick line with text along the line (e.g. "--- GAS ---"). I can create a normal linetype, but instead I am seeking a...

    Started by Deodar311‎, 21st Mar 2018 03:18 pm
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    4th Apr 2018 04:18 am Go to last post
  12. How to create multiple layouts?

    I have to create multiple layouts (+370) from one model space. Layout viewports are different shape and the distances between the layout viewports are different. Is there some easy and quick way to...

    Started by Kadi‎, 3rd Apr 2018 12:51 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    4th Apr 2018 04:07 am Go to last post
  13. Layers

    Hi All, I hope someone can help me please. I have 2 cad drawings one of which I wish to insert into the other. I have created a new layer in drawing 1 into which drawing 2 will be inserted so this...

    Started by liverpool‎, 28th Mar 2018 09:08 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd Apr 2018 02:17 pm Go to last post
  14. Boxed Text/ Leaders? Only Happens to the contractor !??

    Hello, I sent drawings (PDF format) to the contractor and he sent them back complaining they have boxes around every text/ leader... huh??? Very confusing for him and me as they do not happen to...

    Started by ponyboy‎, 30th Mar 2018 05:50 am
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Mar 2018 10:41 am Go to last post
  15. To Add Objects to the Working set by copy

    hi using acad 18 when edit-in-place i want to add a copy of the object and not to move it. is there a way?

    Started by samifox‎, 29th Mar 2018 11:38 am
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Mar 2018 05:08 pm Go to last post
  16. Multilayer hatch

    hi using acad 18 in my documents i need to use hatch upon a hatch , right now I'm just coping on top of the hatch, but when the boundary needs to be adjusted, its really painful what...

    Started by samifox‎, 28th Mar 2018 08:18 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Mar 2018 03:54 pm Go to last post
  17. cannot detach

    Detach is active. But nothing happened when press it. Unload and reload is active. I need to bind the grid file to the drawing. But both files binding to drawing.?

    Started by wimal‎, 23rd Mar 2018 06:15 am
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Mar 2018 04:54 am Go to last post
  18. Xref Not Updating With Layer Colour Change After Reload

    Hi I am using LT 2005 extender. When I alter a colour of a layer in a base drawing which is xrefed into another drawing. When I reload the xref it does not reflect the colour change. The only way...

    Started by Unick‎, 20th Sep 2006 04:06 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Mar 2018 07:59 am Go to last post
  19. ACAD viewport Layerstates update

    Hi, How can I assign a certain layerstate to a viewport/layout that it will automatically update when i change the layerstate? without having to activate the viewport and restore the layer...

    Started by raresushi‎, 22nd Mar 2018 10:15 am
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Mar 2018 08:00 pm Go to last post
  20. Dynamic block - Door: Zero value linear parameter bug, stretch after flip flaw

    Hi for everyone. I made a dynamic block for doors by combining some tricks learnt from other dynamic block. By the way thanks for the shared ideas. I am almost satisfied with the result but I...

    Started by Jooogyerek‎, 21st Mar 2018 02:17 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Mar 2018 02:17 pm Go to last post
  21. Unhappy Eattedit

    All, I'm the only one on the group that is having this problem. When I double click on a block with attributes, Enhanced Attribute Editor window comes like it's supposed to but the problem that...

    Started by notredave‎, 20th Mar 2018 07:45 pm
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  22. Dynamic block, (rotate stretch combined variable)

    Hello all, I added a sample of what i try to achieve... I got a wooden plank with i can dynamicly strecht. I also want a rotation parameter at the corner, to be able to end in an angle. ...

    Started by Aftertouch‎, 19th Mar 2018 08:32 am
    • Replies: 0
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    19th Mar 2018 08:32 am Go to last post
  23. Question Dynamic block Array numbering

    hi i"m trying to create a dynamic plan-staircase with step numbers, the stairs are added by an array command and i could count the total number of stairs by dividing the total distance by width of...

    Started by amosweing‎, 18th Sep 2014 12:29 pm
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  24. Applying attributes to dynamic block & extracting to table

    Hi All, I'm very new to these so please be nice! Basically our company cuts heaps of metal panels. We draw each panel, do the cutting lists, nest and optimise them on sheets manually. I'm trying...

    Started by claire2017‎, 9th Mar 2018 05:27 am
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Mar 2018 11:13 pm Go to last post
  25. Remove unreferenced files from the external reference dialog box

    How can remove this unreferenced files from the external reference dialog box.

    Started by wimal‎, 9th Mar 2018 09:51 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 406
    13th Mar 2018 09:45 pm Go to last post

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