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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
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Why is this button grey?

    Simple question that is killing me softly. Why is this button grey? I finally figured out how to get a .stb file working, and now this. Thanks for the help!

    Started by oftenly‎, 17th Aug 2017 11:11 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Aug 2017 10:38 pm Go to last post
  2. Plot Styles & Colors Confusing Me

    I have a drawing provided to my by an Architect so it has every kind of layer an AIA client would put into it. I seem to be having trouble getting the print outs that I want. I need everything to...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 16th Aug 2017 04:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Aug 2017 03:13 pm Go to last post
  3. AutoCAD How to extract xdata into excel or txt

    Dear friends, I need your help to extract some Xdata from the attached drawing if you want to check Xdata you can just type xdlist in Autocad and check.

    Started by samsudeenmanoos‎, 16th Aug 2017 12:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Aug 2017 02:38 am Go to last post
  4. Export to Adobe Plotting Incorrectly

    Good morning, I am having some challenges with plotting from CAD to Adobe then printing. When I export from CAD to 'AutoCAD PDF (General Documentation).pc3' it exports to a PDF in Adobe. When I...

    Started by astellings‎, 15th Aug 2017 02:58 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Aug 2017 11:58 pm Go to last post
  5. Question Viewports and Layer State Relation

    I have a drawing with multiple Viewports using different Layer States. How do I know which Layer State is being used in each Viewport.

    Started by Tudors‎, 15th Aug 2017 06:00 pm
    layer manager, layer states, view ports
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Aug 2017 08:11 am Go to last post
  6. Publish is plotting drawing in lower right side rather than full page

    Hey guys, I am having an issue I've never seen before. I am trying to publish a set of drawings into one PDF file with DWG to PDF. However, when I do it looks like this (blackout added): ...

    Started by juicyorange‎, 15th Aug 2017 08:23 pm
    bug, plot, publish
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 115
    15th Aug 2017 08:23 pm Go to last post
  7. Hatch, Stretch, Dynamic Block...

    So I created a block of text with a simple border around it. I have a drop shadow on the border that is simply lines with a solid hatch. When I try to give the block the stretching action (as to fit...

    Started by Starkey‎, 19th Jan 2007 03:21 am
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    13th Aug 2017 01:07 pm Go to last post
  8. Mtext rotate 180°

    Hi guys, I've created a flip action of my block and I'm trying to rotate the text of my block. Anybody could help me please? File attached. Thank in advance Fabricio

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 11th Aug 2017 06:01 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Aug 2017 08:37 pm Go to last post
  9. Managing Details with Windows Tags

    This sounded like a simple question, but I can't find a simple answer. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places. We're reorganizing our detail library (again). Windows has a tag system that...

    Started by CyberAngel‎, 9th Aug 2017 03:17 pm
    management, tags, windows
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Aug 2017 02:16 pm Go to last post
  10. Help! Dynamic blocks, visibility states, and attribute tags

    Hi! I've current got a point-label block (attached) with 4 separate visibility states, with each state representing a different location for the label relative to the basepoint. To accomplish...

    Started by Darksaber501st‎, 10th Aug 2017 08:48 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Aug 2017 07:39 am Go to last post
  11. Block Reference Itself, batch fix

    I have recently downloads a pile of files, blocks for inserting, symbols. Apparently all files have block in them of the same name of the file name. Thus, upon inserting a file I get the error...

    Started by robbt‎, 11th Aug 2017 03:07 am
    batch purge, block reference, nested, nested block
    • Replies: 0
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    11th Aug 2017 03:07 am Go to last post
  12. Need help creating a dynamic block that has a variable array distance for a rectangle

    I am working on creating my first dynamic block. So up front I will apologize if this is a no brainer question. What I need to accomplish is to have a rectangle that I can change the size of...

    Started by dollada06‎, 10th Aug 2017 11:54 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    10th Aug 2017 11:54 pm Go to last post
  13. Printing service that recognizes CAD formats

    Hello, I design automatic tooling for micro-parts, and 95 percent of my work I am able to print out myself using a standard 8.5 X 11 size printer. However there is that pesky 5 percent that...

    Started by chubarka‎, 8th Aug 2017 01:35 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    10th Aug 2017 11:28 pm Go to last post
  14. Lock dynamic block

    Hello everyone. I've made some dynamic objects, I'd love to know how to protect them. In the past, I saw an object or a text that showed a copyright mark when u tried to edit it. Does anyone here...

    Started by Rimon‎, 3rd Aug 2017 01:14 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Aug 2017 03:00 pm Go to last post
  15. Dynamic block measure useage. relative vs absolute

    using acad 2010 i set a dynamic block with linear grips, now when i set the distance property the block always use absolute measure, sometimes i would like to use relative. how can i?

    Started by samifox‎, 10th Aug 2017 09:53 am
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Aug 2017 12:23 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Hide or Isolate Objects by Viewport?

    Hello all, is there still not a way to use the Isolate or Hide Objects tool in AutoCAD per each viewport? If I have multiple viewports of the same 3D or AEC Objects from modelspace, I'd like for each...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 8th Aug 2017 01:20 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Aug 2017 10:58 am Go to last post
  17. Replace individual block

    I am sure this question has been ask in the past. I have a dwg with various blocks that I want to replace individually with a selected block. I know of "Blockreplace" but that replace all block with...

    Started by Dawid‎, 10th Aug 2017 07:27 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Aug 2017 07:42 am Go to last post
  18. Block rotating when using Block Replace

    Dear Forum. Any assistance in this regards would be very much appreciated... Please see attached drawing. There are two blocks. There is 1 instance of "Spk_Umbrella_1" (located at 0,0,0) and...

    Started by Cidona‎, 7th Aug 2017 02:45 am
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Aug 2017 07:24 pm Go to last post
  19. load the main dwg without its xref

    hi is there an option to load the main dwg without its xref? (beside >open Partial)

    Started by samifox‎, 6th Aug 2017 10:30 am
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Aug 2017 01:08 pm Go to last post
  20. LayersPropertiesManager

    I am using Acad2007. I am trying to use Layers Properties Manager and I can't get color, line type, etc to stick in layers. I have purged, and audited the drawing to no avail

    Started by OnkelRobert‎, 4th Aug 2017 07:09 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 292
    5th Aug 2017 06:46 pm Go to last post
  21. Recently drawings didn't show up on RECENT DOCUMENTS wndow

    i am using autocad 2016 LT. is there any good trick to set so that when i try to open the RECENT DOCUMENTS it shows up on the list, the recent opened drawing did not show up on the drop down list....

    Started by Sengna‎, 26th Jul 2017 07:02 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    4th Aug 2017 05:32 pm Go to last post
  22. layer merge command line

    I am looking for a script solution to merge all layers to layer 0. First I unlock all layers and switch to layer 0. My srcipt looks like this: (defun c:lm0 () (command "._LAYER" "_UNLOCK" "*"...

    Started by hrehor‎, 22nd Feb 2010 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Aug 2017 10:11 am Go to last post
  23. Dynamic Blocks | Lookup Parameter | Remove Custom Option

    I have created a dynamic block for CMU, and it works great except for one thing. Please see image below, and the attached dwg file containing the block. Goal: Remove the 'Custom' option from...

    Started by bluebravo‎, 31st Jul 2017 11:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 297
    2nd Aug 2017 11:42 pm Go to last post
  24. Wink Subscript & Superscript in a Fraction Format

    Hi Guys I'm new to this website :).. I've been trying to write d2uw/dy2 in AutoCad 2016 (Mac), this is the second derivative of of uw over y. Now d2uw (2 is superscript and w is subscript)...

    Started by HC2020‎, 31st Jul 2017 03:49 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Aug 2017 07:35 am Go to last post
  25. Wblock on LT

    hi my friend used to wblock his drawing in order to filter out any garbage, he told me that his Autocad LT 2012 is not handling the drawing like my pc (autocad full 2010) is there any...

    Started by samifox‎, 31st Jul 2017 08:20 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 246
    31st Jul 2017 12:47 pm Go to last post

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