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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. 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, Yesterday 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  2. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Feb 2018 04:01 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Feb 2018 04:38 am Go to last post
  4. Moved: Macro to open specific file

    Started by robwell‎, 22nd Feb 2018 05:31 pm
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    22nd Feb 2018 07:04 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd Feb 2018 09:25 am Go to last post
  6. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    20th Feb 2018 05:02 am Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Feb 2018 04:05 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Feb 2018 01:05 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Feb 2018 12:24 pm Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Replies: 2
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  12. 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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    9th Feb 2018 02:46 am Go to last post
  13. Can't find drawing in viewport

    I have created a drawing in the model space, but when I select a viewport I cannot find the drawing. I must have a setting that is not correct, I think it is something to do with the size of my model...

    Started by peterg‎, 5th Feb 2018 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    7th Feb 2018 12:28 am Go to last post
  14. Dimension setting

    Is there a setting or variable so that I can make my dimensions (lines, arrows etc.) immune to object snap? I'm used to them being like that in Autocad Mechanical so I don't know if this is a...

    Started by Big Mike‎, 17th May 2005 09:21 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Feb 2018 12:13 am Go to last post
  15. Dynamic block issue

    I am having difficulty finding the solution to a problem with my dynamic block. I hope the image helps. I would like the pointer to double pivot, but the arrowhead to stay inline with the top...

    Started by robwell‎, 31st Jan 2018 08:00 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    6th Feb 2018 03:14 pm Go to last post
  16. How to change precission of of attribute.

    I have block (I didn't create it) which gives the xy co-ords of the insertion point but the precision is only to 2 decimal places and I need it to 3. How do I change it? I need it in a step by step...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 5th Feb 2018 10:51 am
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Feb 2018 10:14 am Go to last post
  17. Layer group help

    Is there a way to transfer layer groups from one drawing to another? Not layer states or layer filters. Layer GROUPS. Thanks

    Started by robwell‎, 30th Jan 2018 05:10 pm
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    2nd Feb 2018 06:15 pm Go to last post
  18. copying XREF-layersettings between Xref's

    I have a drawing with currently 5 xrefs. These Xrefs are not from our company and don't come from autocad. They are a dwg export. Each xref has +-500 layers. I don't want to put them together because...

    Started by freebutterflyx‎, 30th Jan 2018 11:56 am
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Jan 2018 01:03 pm Go to last post
  19. Polar stretch help

    I have a dynamic block with many features and several visibility states. However, I am having one issue with Polar stretch. I have a vertical pline with a short horizontal pline perpendicular at...

    Started by robwell‎, 25th Jan 2018 09:07 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 348
    30th Jan 2018 05:06 pm Go to last post
  20. Old Plotter driver problems, a challenge

    I have an old HP 750C+ plotter I have been able to successfully load a driver on my Windows 7 64 bit computer and have plotted form it. I recently had some changes made to my computer and now cannot...

    Started by Dan0‎, 29th Jan 2018 09:28 pm
    pc2 file, plotter problem, plotter set up
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Jan 2018 08:39 am Go to last post
  21. How to change a block with another block!?

    Hi All Im sitting with at little quistion, because I have alot of dwg's with different blocks in them. I now need to change one specific block with another block. Since I have around 100 drawings...

    Started by Pelle‎, 9th Oct 2014 08:28 am
    block, changing, more dwg's
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    29th Jan 2018 12:33 pm Go to last post
  22. No "Hide Objects" Option When Plot in ACAD2014?

    Why there is no "hide objects" option (please see below pic) in the plot of ACAD2014? If there is available in ACAD2014, please show me how to do it.

    Started by basty‎, 21st Jan 2018 03:35 am
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  23. Dynamic Block Dependant Symetry

    Hello all, I have problem to keep dependant symmetry in my dynamic block of slot diffuser. I am not able to find where I made a mistake.

    Started by Jozef13‎, 8th Jan 2018 09:48 am
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Jan 2018 07:10 pm Go to last post
  24. Arrow fill

    I was working away and just before I was getting readly to print when I found that my arrows where not filled. I check the arrowheads and it is set to "closed filled. and the text is ok. I have...

    Started by cadmando2‎, 16th Jan 2009 01:14 am
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd Jan 2018 11:02 pm Go to last post
  25. Batch Plotting on AutoCAD 2018 MAC Problem

    Ok so this is interesting and i can't figure it out. I've done multiple batch plots of a project with no issues. Then, I do my last plot today and its missing parts of the drawings. I have...

    Started by rjbrittain11‎, 16th Jan 2018 04:51 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 475
    22nd Jan 2018 02:40 pm Go to last post

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