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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. large filesize

    hi all - our company .dwt is blank except our favourite layers, styles etc. it is 2.7meg, but i don't know why. can anyone tell me why it is 2.5meg, or is that about right? link here as too large...

    Started by designerstuart‎, Today 09:23 am
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    Today 11:13 am Go to last post
  2. can't find sym.dwg


    Started by Speedster‎, Today 07:46 am
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 10:28 am Go to last post
  3. make my dynamic blocks nonexplodable

    having a little trouble finding out how to make my dynamic blocks nonexplodable...any help?

    Started by Isham_Dean21‎, Yesterday 09:59 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    Yesterday 09:59 pm Go to last post
  4. PDF Underlay prints squished together

    Using Autocad 2017. The PDF's I got from one of our contractors are 30x42 drawings with a titleblock. I inserted these 5 PDF's in Autocad as PDF underlays (scale 1.0). When I go back to the...

    Started by ammobake‎, 20th Jan 2017 10:36 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 263
    Yesterday 01:56 pm Go to last post
  5. titleblock

    are there titleblocks in autocad?

    Started by rlbroerman‎, 21st Jan 2017 03:55 am
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    • Replies: 12
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    Yesterday 09:18 am Go to last post
  6. A3 Title Template

    Hi All, could anyone help me in how to make an A3 title Template, then save it as a block, and insert it into layout and plot to scale the drawings. Many thanks Ksc

    Started by ksc‎, 22nd Jan 2017 02:09 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Jan 2017 05:27 pm Go to last post
  7. Unhappy Export DWF/PDF

    Help, I am searching for help to save an existing DWG in black & white in 8-1/2"x11" format to PDF. Seems much tougher then I expected... Thanks! Doug

    Started by slugula‎, 19th Jan 2017 09:16 pm
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    • Replies: 20
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    20th Jan 2017 07:45 pm Go to last post
  8. dynamic block question

    Is there a way to fix an attribute so that it will always read nonrotated, even if the attribute is part of a group of items that is rotated in a block? other than making the center of the...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 20th Jan 2017 07:17 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Jan 2017 07:17 pm Go to last post
  9. Using the plot-to-file function in AC2000

    Hi – I have a query relating to the plot-to-file function with ACAD2000 using HP-GL plotter driver 7475A available from AC2000. For example, when plotting to file a simple four sided figure drawn in...

    Started by Stanier‎, 20th Jan 2017 05:38 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Jan 2017 05:38 pm Go to last post
  10. Multiple Actions On Lookup Parameter

    I am having trouble accomplishing this in ACAD 2017. ...

    Started by RyanAtHC‎, 19th Jan 2017 08:36 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    19th Jan 2017 10:22 pm Go to last post
  11. Current Sheet Title Field

    is there any way to load a value into this field BEFORE a sheet set is created?

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 17th Jan 2017 07:03 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    17th Jan 2017 07:03 pm Go to last post
  12. Adding jpg image to autocad

    Hi all, I want to import a jpg image to autocad version 2007, then draw on it some additions and namings then have it back all in jpg form. How can I import the image into autocad 2007 ? ...

    Started by Thunderspeed‎, 17th Jan 2017 09:15 am
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jan 2017 09:38 am Go to last post
  13. Create a No-Plot Color?

    I know you can make a layer no-plot, but I'd like edit my ctb file somehow to make a color no-plot. Screening to 0% isn't exactly what I'm looking for, since that effectively masks anything below it,...

    Started by eyeofnewt555‎, 9th Dec 2016 10:27 pm
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    • Replies: 36
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    16th Jan 2017 10:43 pm Go to last post
  14. Plotting with new printer changes moves my layout sheet

    Hello and thanks a for your help ahead of time. We have a new printer/plotter in our office and Autocad cannot find the old one and so I have to select the new one. Here's the scoop: When I am...

    Started by edoll‎, 31st Oct 2012 05:37 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,203
    16th Jan 2017 10:35 pm Go to last post
  15. Moved: Most of the drawing not showing up when plotting

    Started by ThingsNStuff‎, 16th Jan 2017 12:20 pm
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    16th Jan 2017 08:38 pm Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Hiding some unnecessary object

    Hi to all, Need some help again, I wanted to hide object from Viewport #1 to Viewport #2 , I mean two Viewport overlapped each other but need to hide object of Viewport #1 from Viewport #2 , I...

    Started by lulumara‎, 12th Jan 2017 08:55 pm
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    • Replies: 27
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    14th Jan 2017 02:05 pm Go to last post
  17. Block Tool Palette Lag Problem

    Hey folks! Looking to confirm or debunk some assumptions I've developed after creating and testing multiple iterations of different block tool palettes. From what I've seen, user-created block...

    Started by eyeofnewt555‎, 12th Jan 2017 07:48 pm
    block tool palette, lag, wblock
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Jan 2017 09:49 pm Go to last post
  18. xref problems

    I have two xref files in the file that I'm working on. Each xref references the same third xref file. The third xref file only appears in the first xref file but not the second. All relevent layers...

    Started by jrbrown486‎, 5th Jan 2017 10:37 am
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Jan 2017 08:36 pm Go to last post
  19. plotting in modelspace - cuts off part of drawing (only in some drawings)

    HI all, I'm trying to plot in model space and the printer is cutting off part of the drawing. I choose plot-->extents --> center the plot --> fit to paper. The x coord is always 0, however the y...

    Started by GISdude‎, 11th Jan 2017 04:35 pm
    offset, plot
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Jan 2017 03:29 am Go to last post
  20. Select Objects in Multiple Layout Tabs

    I want to be able to select all my viewports in all my layouts at the same time. Is this possible? Qselect only catches objects in the current tab.

    Started by qball‎, 4th Aug 2011 04:56 pm
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    • Replies: 18
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    11th Jan 2017 06:41 pm Go to last post
  21. 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: 0
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    11th Jan 2017 06:16 pm Go to last post
  22. aligning text to a line inside dynamic block

    Hi all, What im trying to achieve is to have the text rotate (or line up) with the diagonal line when i stretch the block horizontally or vertically is there a way? searched and looked...

    Started by Ibanezboy21‎, 10th Jan 2017 03:36 am
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Jan 2017 03:18 am Go to last post
  23. Unhappy page set up manager

    Hi I am switching between two different CTB occasionally and once changing the CTB in one paper space - Autocad have used to pop up a window and offer to make this changes apply for all the...

    Started by GTM‎, 21st Jun 2016 03:24 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    11th Jan 2017 03:15 am Go to last post
  24. save dynamic block

    ugh! i am doing something wrong and i cant remember what it is! i have created a dynamic block (scale bar) and i remember seeing somewhere the trick was to use WBlock...somewhere! currently i...

    Started by jt6572‎, 10th Jan 2017 04:38 am
    • Replies: 0
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    10th Jan 2017 04:38 am Go to last post
  25. Change Color by Layer to Color to spesific

    Hi Is there a command where I can select all and change the properties from Color ByLayer to specific color, which is the same color as the color ByLayer. Say there is a layer set to color red...

    Started by ChristopherM‎, 6th Jan 2017 06:09 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 265
    8th Jan 2017 04:08 pm Go to last post

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