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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
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  1. Lost mouse wheel zoom function :(

    I was using cad today and something happened to my mouse wheel zoom function. It used to zoom in and out when I rolled the wheel. but now it only scrolls the screen up and down! Help.. this is...

    Started by $ilver‎, 4th Jun 2005 02:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Jun 2005 01:37 pm Go to last post
  2. Page Setup Layout White Sheet Moves

    Hellllp!!! I'm supposed to be able to do two different white sheet page setups in paper space and switch between each setups without having to move my drawing into the printable area. But the white...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 16th Dec 2008 10:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Jan 2009 04:16 pm Go to last post
  3. Page Setup Printable Area Wil Not Change

    I'm using AutoCAD 2015. I received an AutoCAD file in which the paper space has page setup printable area as 24 x 36. I want to change it to another size being 11 x 17. I selected the proper printer...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 23rd Nov 2016 06:50 pm
    printable area
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Nov 2016 06:58 pm Go to last post
  4. Block Present In Drawing But Invisible

    Using AutoCAD 2015 I received a drawing file that has a block and doesn’t show. The layer name of the block is thawed. I quick-select the layer name to check its presence in the drawing, the grip of...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 10th Jul 2017 07:49 pm
    block, invisible
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Jul 2017 01:36 pm Go to last post
  5. changing Layout background colour

    Could anyone please tell me how i can change 'paperspace' from a black background with white objects/viewports, to white background with the respective colour/layer colours. i am wanting to issue...

    Started by -= keith =-‎, 18th May 2009 11:11 am
    • Replies: 2
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    18th May 2009 11:36 am Go to last post
  6. white text

    Hello. i am wishing to have white text on a grey background. i am experiencing a problem where the text shows up black (no major problem as white shows up black on a white background. ...

    Started by -= keith =-‎, 7th Oct 2009 02:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    7th Oct 2009 03:37 pm Go to last post
  7. Text/Mtext Bounding Box problem

    hellos everyone .. hope you'll can help me .. I've been having this problem with the text and mtext command. after i've specified the opposite corner of the text box, the bounding box for text that...

    Started by -ken‎, 27th Jun 2007 11:01 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Jun 2007 02:07 pm Go to last post
  8. Dimensions on print not aligned with model/object. All is well on screen

    Working in AutoCAD 2010... Recently I've started to notice that the dimensions on my print are not exactly aligned with the model/object. Only the dimensions seem to be shifted slightly in two...

    Started by -TJ‎, 5th Sep 2012 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Sep 2012 04:38 pm Go to last post
  9. Plotted output misalignment between PS and MS

    I've had this issue on/off for a few years and have not been able to figure out what is causing it. Notice the misalignment of all the PS entities in the plotted .PDF vs. the MS AutoCAD screen? On...

    Started by -TJ‎, 20th Nov 2014 06:19 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Nov 2014 06:28 pm Go to last post
  10. Units changing after save

    I use land development r2 and every time i format my units to decimal and then save, they change back into architectual units. Can anyone help me with my problem.

    Started by /\/lg|-|T/\/\@R3‎, 11th Jan 2006 09:08 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Jan 2006 08:55 pm Go to last post
  11. ?Smiley face toolbar icons?

    I made a custom toolbar with land development r2, and when I restarted autocad all of the icons not from the acad menu group turned into these :) , except with glasses. Weird. Does anyone know how...

    Started by /\/lg|-|T/\/\@R3‎, 12th Jan 2006 08:07 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Feb 2006 01:26 am Go to last post
  12. Xref help

    I have been given a drawing to work on which is a composite of several other drawings (xrefs). Is there a quick and easy way to make it one whole drawing without having any xrefs. I'm using 2008...

    Started by 010101‎, 13th Jul 2007 10:04 pm
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  13. Plot problems

    Is there a way to import a set of plot styles from one drawing to another. Right now I am having to open the layer property manager and go through and change them all manually.

    Started by 010101‎, 15th Aug 2007 05:55 pm
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    18th Aug 2007 09:50 am Go to last post
  14. Drawing Using Windows Search for Information Inside Drawings

    Hello, Is there a way of searching across a number of AutoCAD files for files containing particular text? This used to be possible in Windows XP, but does now not work in Windows 7 annoyingly. We...

    Started by 07lodgeT‎, 4th Jul 2017 11:50 am
    autocad 2018, windows 7
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Jul 2017 01:08 pm Go to last post
  15. printer options

    what is the process to get the autocad print/plot dialogue box to open up already choosing a certain printer out of the available ones you may have?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 4th Jan 2013 04:23 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    9th Jan 2013 06:26 pm Go to last post
  16. pdf software

    is "complete pdf" better than regular pdf software?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 4th Jan 2013 07:17 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Jan 2013 02:18 pm Go to last post
  17. printer/plotter devices

    even after removing devices from windows printers when i'm in a cad session and i go to plot i still see all those devices that i don't want to see anymore. Does anyone know how to get rid of those?...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 15th Jan 2013 05:00 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Jan 2013 02:51 pm Go to last post
  18. _xref and _options dialog box will not open

    I'm using autocad 2005 and my xref and options dialog boxes will not open. I tried using the command filedia and had no luck. Any suggestions?

    Started by 1.8Troada‎, 17th Aug 2006 08:22 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Aug 2006 09:04 pm Go to last post
  19. x-refs not reattaching

    Our company is using AutoCAD 2005 LT and we are having trouble with our x-refs unloading themselves after a short period of time. We are using xrefs from another company using full AutoCAD 2005, we...

    Started by 10305634‎, 7th Jul 2006 08:43 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Jul 2006 01:00 pm Go to last post
  20. wblocked files are way bigger than normal

    wblock small block from a master dwg, the new files, incredibly, are huge, like 4 megs for a circle and a couple of other entities. when I recover the dwg, it audits like 20,000 objects, but none...

    Started by 10west‎, 23rd Mar 2006 09:27 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Mar 2006 05:19 am Go to last post
  21. eNotThatKindofObject errors

    any way to purge a 2002 drawing of 2004 dependencies when reopened in 2002, to avoid the annoying arx errors?

    Started by 10west‎, 23rd Mar 2006 09:29 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Mar 2006 02:15 pm Go to last post
  22. selecting any object

    anyone know how to send a specific, unselected item to the command line select: here gores l,p,wp,cp,group,etc. is there a way to pass something about the object- like handle or object id, to select...

    Started by 10west‎, 22nd Jun 2006 02:57 am
    • Replies: 3
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    25th Jun 2006 09:35 am Go to last post
  23. how to create block

    hi cadtutors i dont know about blocks please let me know how to create this type of block

    Started by 121madhu‎, 4th Aug 2013 06:59 am
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Aug 2013 08:59 am Go to last post
  24. Dynamic block grips and leader with table

    hi all, anyone please tell about grips 1. i am added stretch action to table but that stretch grip not moving when i am moving table 2. i want add like leader base point to moving my...

    Started by 121madhu‎, 22nd Oct 2017 07:22 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Oct 2017 12:36 pm Go to last post
  25. Transparented Gif?

    Hello, when i put transparented gif to dwg but its nontransparent (pic1). i change transparent to yes from properties that's ok(pic2) but autocad make black storake automatic. i dont want to it. ...

    Started by 123‎, 13th Oct 2008 02:45 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Oct 2008 03:26 pm Go to last post

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