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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. How to determine what files an x-ref is referenced into?

    Is there an easy way to check what drawing files a particular x-ref is referenced into, without going through a series of drawing files which I think the x-ref may be referenced into ? In other...

    Started by NBC‎, 1st May 2008 10:32 am
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  2. Question Client wants DWG files...

    Ok so I have a client who wants the DWG files of our project, but my boss is hesitant about sending them it as he does not want them to be able to just manipulate it and use for their own stuff. ...

    Started by sonnyamorales‎, 10th Jun 2014 04:22 pm
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  3. Poll Poll: DIMENSIONING DEBATE: MODEL OR PAPER SPACE?!

    hi guys, my colleagues and i have been discussing the amazingly interesting and highly controversial topic of whether dimensioning in model or paperspace is best. i for one, am an old fashioned...

    Started by jt6572‎, 1st Mar 2005 05:39 am
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    10th Nov 2008 05:06 pm Go to last post
  4. Very frustrated with trying to save a dwg as a dxf.

    I have an architects drawing that was sent to me as a DWG and I am trying to save it as a R12 DXF for uploading to a pocketGIS application on a PDA. When I try to save the file I get an pop up...

    Started by Treehugger‎, 15th Feb 2012 09:42 pm
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    9th Jun 2016 11:31 am Go to last post
  5. Unhappy Scales, viewports, millimetres, m, plottinc confusion.

    Hi. I was up to 4am tryin to fathom this out and have deadlines looming. Despite having the manuals and other books I cant work out what settings I need. Simply put I want to draw some...

    Started by Miniver‎, 4th May 2011 11:19 am
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  6. Exclamation Participation Required: Post up your "weird" custom setups

    Lets see who all participates. Post up anything regarding your own personal setup in AutoCAD, mainly alterations to the PGP File, any Toolbars/Tool Palettes, or even post up screenshots of your...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 23rd Jan 2007 05:03 pm
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    10th Nov 2010 06:04 am Go to last post
  7. Angry CAN SOMEONE HELP ME CREATE THIS 3D image using viewports in AutoCAD?? PLEASE?

    can someone PLEASE help me make this using viewports?? its for my final tomorrow. i have to use three right viewport and it has to have those dimensions

    Started by frankenstein19‎, 19th May 2015 02:18 am
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  8. Need Advice - Designing House Plans

    Hey, Im new to Cad and was just wondering what cad type program would be the best for making house plans? I am a builder, but I want to get into architecture design. As a builder the plans I get...

    Started by caleb‎, 18th Jan 2006 08:33 am
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    20th Jul 2007 11:41 pm Go to last post
  9. Cool Can't delete viewport frame to make custom one

    Hi I am having issues with creating viewports in the attached file. When I open the layout, say layout 3, it shows the viewport frame but I cannot highlight it in order to delete it. This is a...

    Started by NarkDuffy‎, 20th Sep 2012 12:45 pm
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  10. Selection Windows...

    Not sure if this should be here or in Beginners section? But.... When selecting using a window (either type), if I zoom in and out to get a more accurate position, everything which is inside the...

    Started by GE13579‎, 2nd Oct 2007 11:00 am
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    14th May 2008 06:15 am Go to last post
  11. AutoCAD 2013 Increasing File Sizes

    So I have this drawing file that has suddenly been growing larger and larger in size. There has not been enough information added to justify such a large increase: Any ideas? (will post more...

    Started by DashaB‎, 8th Nov 2012 05:34 pm
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  12. Pen Plotters with Autocad

    Hi, New to the group. Our office is currently using Autocad 2006 with Windows XP. We would like to purchase a pen plotter (thinking about an HP7475A) to plot presentation drawings on mylar or...

    Started by kindergartenchats‎, 6th Jun 2009 12:04 am
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  13. permanently close the $@$#% ribbon

    I'm working with developer that uses acad 2012. I am used older releases. Q: how can you close that blasted ribbon forever. I hate the thing ! Thanks -David

    Started by David Bethel‎, 18th Aug 2015 08:17 pm
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  14. AutoCAD to Microstation help

    I am using AutoCAD 2008.... The problem is that when I send efiles to a company that uses Microstation they can't open the files or convert from AutoCAD to Microstation, they used to have no problem...

    Started by jfruscione‎, 15th Aug 2007 02:57 pm
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    30th Aug 2007 10:56 pm Go to last post
  15. Plot to PDF Scale Wrong

    Hi all! I'm new to AutoCad, having only done a few small jobs over the last year. Mainly floor plans for planning permission. I've finished the plan and I'm tearing my hair out trying to get it to...

    Started by billydavies21‎, 12th Jul 2016 12:03 pm
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  16. Dimensions Question

    Hello people, I was wondering if there was a way of dimensioning a line which isn't straight ie: with a kink in it. At present I am having to measure the line and then overiding a dimension (end...

    Started by daveyboyd‎, 13th Dec 2007 03:41 pm
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  17. Annotation Scale

    anyone used this in 2008? cant get my head around it at all. i have my DIMSTYLE set up and i just change my DIMSCALE to suit but how does this annotation thing work? it sounds really useful as we...

    Started by happyunited‎, 15th Oct 2007 10:12 am
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  18. AutoCAD Pricing CAD Drawings

    How do you as a draftsman usually charge to do CAD drawings And how do you figure out the price? What are the steps?

    Started by Skilla‎, 9th Mar 2007 04:21 pm
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  19. Unable to select viewport

    We have a drawing with multiple layouts and active viewports in them. For some reason we are unable to select some of the viewports so that we can resize them. we can see them we just can not...

    Started by wsucad‎, 24th Jul 2008 08:04 pm
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  20. 2014 paper space /viewports in metric cant scale correctly !

    Hello Having some issue with AutoCAD 20014 scaling my view ports correctly my first metric drawing (drawn 1:1) Im try to create 1:100 scale viewport on 8"x10" paper .... when I plot my...

    Started by eloid‎, 13th Mar 2015 07:55 pm
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  21. What is your setup in AutoCAD?

    I was just curious how everyone else sets up their AutoCAD profile. The other guy I work with has his setup completely different than mine- for example his crosshair is like as big as the screen! And...

    Started by CADgirl‎, 7th Apr 2008 06:21 pm
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  22. *.ctb vs *.stb: Which do you prefer, and why?

    I have always used *.ctb files, and have always plotted by color. It just makes infinite sense to me. However, a recent client of mine used *.stb files, so I had to use them for the first time. ...

    Started by howitzer‎, 15th Dec 2012 12:10 pm
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    ctb, hatch, stb
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  23. extension line mystery

    Do you have any idea why I’m having problems with the following? (Autocad 2007) Using the same identical styles in Design Style Manger for dim style. Have checked this intricately. In one...

    Started by JimB‎, 6th Sep 2007 09:37 am
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  24. defpoints

    i dont like that layer... i found a way to delete it with express tools 'LAYDEL' is it bad to delete it?

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 17th Oct 2007 10:20 am
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  25. Xref Lag

    First time poster, but long time AutoCAD user... Version: AutoCAD 2004 Problem: When working with an xref background, we are experiencing really bad lag, and delays when working with objects...

    Started by TRhoads‎, 10th May 2012 06:21 pm
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