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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. 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. 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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  1. how to delete a block from the Insert block list

    Hello, I am using Autocad 2007 I made several blocks with att. And I use this drawing and copy it to the samples/design center folder so that I can see the blocks that I created on the Design center...

    Started by Brantis‎, 20th Oct 2007 12:09 am
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  2. Change line thickness

    Hi all, Does anyone know how I would change both the model and paper space thickness of a line in AutoCAD 2004? I've tried changing "line thickness" and "line weight" in the properties dialog box...

    Started by TheRobster‎, 1st Nov 2006 03:29 pm
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  3. change my drawing units to millimeters

    I have some drawings that are drawn in millimeters. I need to add to the drawings but when I type 36 I get a line 36" long. I need to change autocad so that when I type 36 it draws a line that is...

    Started by dznytoy‎, 28th Nov 2006 04:27 pm
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  4. How to import Excel x,y,z data into AutoCAD

    Hi all, Hopefully someone can help me here, i'm a bit of a novice at all of this. I have an excel file containing xyz co-ordinates that i wish to import to AutoCAD (2005). I realise you...

    Started by sjm‎, 29th May 2007 10:18 am
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  5. Question Copy to clipboard failed ??

    trying to copy info from one drawing into another have do this 3 time before and not the 4th time i get the message Copy to clipboard failed what have a done and how do i fix it??? ...

    Started by AJSmith‎, 16th Jun 2010 10:27 am
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  6. how I can open .BAK file????

    how I can open .BAK file????

    Started by sailor‎, 6th Aug 2007 03:56 pm
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  7. 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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  8. I cant trim a hatch

    Hi, I have a problem with this file. Whichever hatch I draw I cant trim it. I dont know its about. Please, can someone help me with this? I work in 2007.When I satrt a new drawing its all ok.

    Started by Mirjana‎, 29th Aug 2006 10:51 am
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  9. what is difference between dwg, dwf, dxf,

    hi pals i am new to autocad. what is difference between .dwg, .dwf, .dxf files. pls clarify me in details thanks a lot in advance

    Started by youthsen‎, 5th Mar 2007 06:38 am
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    28th Oct 2011 02:43 pm Go to last post
  10. Rename a Block

    Just to up the Anti :shock: How can you edit the name of a block without using the rename command. What if your drawing has over fifty blocks, and your chasing the renaming of just one block?...

    Started by kari_sinkko‎, 28th Mar 2008 03:32 pm
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    Hi all, I was drawing isometric dwgs and the file keep pn getting bigger and eventually it became 78,000KB for an iso. Is there a way to reduce the size beside exporting dxf file. Normally an iso...

    Started by nisman‎, 16th Feb 2007 03:10 am
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    10th Jan 2010 03:53 pm Go to last post
  12. Question How to completely delete a table data link

    Using AutoCAD 2010 LT with service pack 1 and 2 I created a link to an Excel file to create a table. Before I ETransmit the AutoCAD file (along with many other files) I want to remove the link...

    Started by drayle‎, 2nd Jun 2010 04:19 pm
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  13. SHX fonts

    Anyone know of a good website to find SHX fonts? I have been trying to figure this out for about a week now on and off. I want a simple stencil font for autocad that is NOT TTF. My company is...

    Started by BrianSouders‎, 28th Aug 2006 09:13 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    17th Apr 2010 07:17 am Go to last post
  14. Measuring areas

    I need to calculate the areas within a set of lines that form a closed area. 1. How do I do that? 2. Do I need to create a polyline around the area, or is lines enough? I use AutoCad Map...

    Started by rusty‎, 10th Jul 2006 08:34 am
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  15. Turn ALL layers on/off at once?

    Hi, is it possible to turn every layer on and off all at once? Gets rather annoying clicking every light bulb! Thanks in advance.

    Started by rochblue‎, 13th Aug 2009 07:39 am
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  16. Convert DWF to PDF?

    Version: ACAD2009 Have a bunch of DWFs (because it's smart!), but company Netbooks assigned to Techs are Linux-based...Autodesk still won't support Linux w/DesignReview and company won't use...

    Started by ORgrown‎, 8th Apr 2011 04:59 pm
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  17. Exclamation Can't detach Xref

    I'm trying to detach an Xref from my drawing, and it says xref "has multiple references. Not detached." Any ideas what I can do here??

    Started by BenE‎, 6th Oct 2008 05:00 pm
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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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    10th Apr 2017 12:42 pm Go to last post
  19. Crosshair Angle?

    How do you set the crosshairs to be at an angle of say 30 degrees? And also, if you open a drawing with the cross hairs already set to an unknown angle, how do you reset them to 0 and 90 degrees?...

    Started by PeteUK‎, 5th Apr 2007 09:48 am
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  20. Multiple Offset

    Is there a multiple offset commnad? I'm using AutoCA 2007 (Full). If not maybe some LSP routine?

    Started by daiharv‎, 3rd Oct 2006 10:36 am
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  21. Convert STEP to DWG

    Good Morning All, I have recently started using AutoCAD 3D Plant 2011. I am trying to create a catalogue of Valves that we use on site by getting all the 3D blocks from suppliers. A few of...

    Started by and5e‎, 7th Sep 2011 10:35 am
    3d plant, convert, step
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  22. Is there a way to check print history?

    I want to be able to see if any documents were printed from my computer last friday, but I'm not sure how to. Is it possible?

    Started by WagglyFawn‎, 20th Feb 2007 01:14 am
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  23. text box command

    anyone know the commands for this? thanks

    Started by happyunited‎, 28th Feb 2007 01:04 pm
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  24. LTSCALE - Model Space/Paper Space Differences and problems

    For the life of me I cannot figure out how to set up all LTSCALE/PSLTSCALE/CELTSCALE to suit my needs. I have a bunch of lines in my drawing that are set to the HIDDEN linetype. In model space,...

    Started by Fedge‎, 26th Jul 2005 12:23 am
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    15th Nov 2011 02:33 pm Go to last post
  25. Creating Paper Space A1, A2, A3, A4

    Hi, I've been using CAD 2009 recently and up until now I've never had to create a new Paper Space layouts from scratch. At work I've always used pre-saved templates with title blocks already...

    Started by Sarah B‎, 15th Apr 2009 08:16 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Apr 2009 08:54 pm Go to last post

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