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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. 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
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  2. 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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  3. 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
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    13th Mar 2018 09:45 pm Go to last post
  4. Mulitple XREF's Much?

    Working with some really cool architectural prints. But I keep running into delays when trying to just get a clean copy of just a portion of a floor plan. This file of one of the floors has 32 XREF's...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 11th Mar 2018 01:38 am
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    12th Mar 2018 07:37 pm Go to last post
  5. Question ***Help on removing text style***

    Good morning all, I have a dilemma that is driving me crazy. I have over 150 drawings that have "standard" text style that our client doesn't use. Client uses "simplex" and "complex" only. I have...

    Started by notredave‎, 8th Mar 2018 02:53 pm
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  6. blank page when print to pdf

    Hi, i can't understand why i can't print this doc to pdf, it is always blank. I tried "DWG to PDF", "Gaaiho to PDF" and "Export to PDF", there is a blank page each time. I don't understand. thank...

    Started by wwangeiei‎, 9th Mar 2018 11:28 am
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  7. Objects in Viewport Move When I Resize Viewport

    I've got a strange situation happening. I have some viewports in paper space and when I resize the view port, the objects inside move in a strange way. I don't know if a variable got reset or...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th Jun 2011 05:25 pm
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  8. Trim inside a box on multiple blocks

    Hello, I have this map panel made by several blocks imported and constructed in CAD with an external utility. The KP box looks terrible when other blocks go through it, but I can't trim inside...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 4th Mar 2018 05:08 pm
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  9. Extracting and Adding Dim Info

    Hello All, I am working on making Bills of Materials with Block information. I use tubing as a main component in my data extractions. What I would like to do is be able to extract the text...

    Started by rmsmit02‎, 28th Feb 2018 09:10 pm
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  10. plot styles

    Hello i use plot styles in acad check plot object lineweight and set plot styles why if i don't check plot with transparency my printer (brother mfc 9330 cdw) don't plot correctly the lineweights?...

    Started by jim78b‎, 2nd Mar 2018 05:58 pm
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  11. freeze a hatch from being selected?

    hi i need to manipulate objects on top of a hatch ( sitting in its layer) and each time the hatch gets selected is really annoying because i cant see and move the other object properly. is there...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 2nd Mar 2018 04:52 pm
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  12. CAD 2015 gets stuck

    Hello, Premise: nothing is wrong with my PC, good office machine. my Autocad2015 gets stuck on specific tasks, for example when i select a block within a DWG, when i open up a DWG larger than...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 2nd Mar 2018 01:38 pm
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    2nd Mar 2018 01:51 pm Go to last post
  13. "Smart" Table

    Good Afternoon, I am working on an issue at my company and I hope I can get some help. I work at a metal panel company and I was hoping that I could insert a table that will update due to panel...

    Started by mpopple6‎, 28th Feb 2018 08:40 pm
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  14. block to stay centered while stretching

    Hi guys, I'm trying to have the base point of this block centered so when i put this window in a room, i could change the size without readjust the window back to the center of the room? i know...

    Started by Ibanezboy21‎, 15th Feb 2018 03:36 am
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  15. 2014LT PDF Text random shades

    Hi thanks for looking, I have a problem with pdf'ing, my text comes out in random shades both when exporting and plotting to pdf. when viewed in adobe acrobat it displays as below weirdly...

    Started by crashdown‎, 27th Feb 2018 10:24 am
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  16. PUBLISH Progress Window

    I use the PUBLISH command on a daily basis. As each job gets published to PDF I examine the small icon in the lower right side of the AutoCAD window for how it's coming along. Not the easiest way to...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 25th Feb 2018 04:26 pm
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  17. XREFs Taking Forever

    Doing a job for a client and we're using the Architectural drawings to speed things up. However, speed is the last thing we're getting. We are loading the XREF's are not that large, about 3-5 MB...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 22nd Feb 2018 11:56 pm
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    27th Feb 2018 01:48 pm Go to last post
  18. Customize a multileader?

    I have a power symbol for 13amps that I want to use as an arrow, place it on a layout, rotate it to align then have a line leading to the description of that outlet, and a prompt to indicate height...

    Started by neuri‎, 20th Feb 2018 01:24 am
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    23rd Feb 2018 04:38 am Go to last post
  19. Save a DXF file

    In AutoCAD 2011 how do I save a file as a DXF? Kind regards, Neville

    Started by Neville Jukes‎, 19th Feb 2018 12:21 am
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    20th Feb 2018 05:02 am Go to last post
  20. Drawing to PDF

    One block I have in a CAD file is not plotting right when made to a pdf. The text in the block is printed in huge and not inside of the center of the callout as it should be. Only this drawings. The...

    Started by llmarsh3‎, 8th Feb 2018 06:56 pm
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    15th Feb 2018 06:58 pm Go to last post
  21. Multiple viewports and multiple layer states

    I have searched through the forums and have found a lot of information but none that completely help me with what I am trying to accomplish. This will be long but hopefully can give a good...

    Started by VBG-FSDG‎, 26th May 2010 09:21 pm
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    15th Feb 2018 04:05 pm Go to last post
  22. Dxf default to "save objects:

    Hi Guys, I'm using autocad 2015. I save a lot of dxf files to convert to G-Code. When saving a dxf, is there a way to automatically turn on the "select objects" option in the "save as dialogue box"...

    Started by Pickledcleric‎, 14th Feb 2018 03:39 am
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  23. Strange Lines in XREF

    Can anyone tell me what all these lines in this drawing are. The file was provided to us by an Architect and my suspicions are it was done in Revit. We are using only LT here. So when I bring this in...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 13th Feb 2018 08:00 pm
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  24. Publishing

    I have limited experience with the PUBLISH command relying mostly on default settings. This morning I have 120 CAD files from and architect that I need to publish to PDF. Each CAD file has only the...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 9th Feb 2018 03:44 pm
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  25. Publish Only Publishes Open Files

    I have a project with 5 CAD files, each contains several layout tabs. I open up one of the files and then run the PUBLISH command. The two layout tabs in this file appear in the list. I then add the...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 8th Feb 2018 10:27 am
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