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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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    29th Dec 2014 11:51 am Go to last post
  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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    30th Nov 2017 06:24 pm Go to last post
  1. Convert DXF to AutoCAD LT 2000

    Hello, We are changing to ACADLT2K. We have about 10,000 DXF drawings that were created at 1/4" scale in another CAD program. Is there an easy way to automate the conversion of these drawings?...

    Started by Chumley‎, 1st Nov 2004 08:15 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Nov 2004 09:41 pm Go to last post
  2. text overwrite

    When I type text in the command line it used to insert the characters if I needed to edit it. Now it overwrites the characters following instead of inserting. I know there is a sytem variable for...

    Started by chumley45‎, 23rd Jan 2006 11:13 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,769
    23rd Jan 2006 11:31 pm Go to last post
  3. model home designers!!!need help

    hello everyone, do we have have any model home cad designers, on this forum? if we do can u pm me? i have questions on paper plans. thank you :D

    Started by CHUNK08‎, 24th Aug 2005 07:17 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    24th Aug 2005 07:17 pm Go to last post
  4. Extract data problem

    Hi! I'm very happy i found this forum.. i have a DWG, which was originally exported from a GIS program which contains a city's pipes infrastruture. On another layer there are blocks under the form of...

    Started by Chupa‎, 3rd Apr 2007 10:17 am
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    4th Apr 2007 03:23 pm Go to last post
  5. Question Inserting a Block with Multiple Layers Behaviour Query

    Hi all, Query regarding layer control with blocks and stuff. Traditionally to represent a computer on a drawing we would place two blocks, one would be the computer symbol itself, and one would...

    Started by churchill‎, 2nd Oct 2013 12:04 pm
    block, layer
    • Replies: 8
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    3rd Oct 2013 12:36 pm Go to last post
  6. Question Block Attribute Calculation

    Hi guys, I have a requirement to create a block with a few attributes, but the attributes require a bit of composition behind the scenes. Here's an abstract example. I need a block that...

    Started by churchill‎, 2nd Oct 2013 11:48 am
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Oct 2013 12:58 am Go to last post
  7. Question Plotting Layouts from Different Drawings with an Over Riding Layer Properties

    Hi guys, Say I have 10 .dwg files. Each .dwg file has a printable layout, a load of geometry, and in particular, a layer called "Animals" with some geometry on it. During .dwg creating some of the...

    Started by churchill‎, 2nd Oct 2013 04:01 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Oct 2013 04:14 pm Go to last post
  8. Question Batch Plot to PDF with Custom Filenames

    Here's a question for the jedi's. Any idea how I can do a batch plot to PDF whilst appending some element to the end of the filename? Using AutoCAD 2011's batch plot, or TrueView 2014's batch plot...

    Started by churchill‎, 6th Jan 2014 03:25 pm
    block, custom, filename, pdf, plot
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Jan 2014 02:42 am Go to last post
  9. file sizes

    I working with and am required to reduce the file sizes for e-mailing. Can an area be cut and pasted or is there another way?

    Started by ciaran‎, 10th Aug 2004 09:57 am
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Aug 2004 12:50 pm Go to last post
  10. DBList to Database

    Does anybody know of a tutorial on how to export the DBLIST for an entire drawing to a database that is linked to AutoCAD?

    Started by cibola‎, 23rd Jul 2009 04:50 am
    • Replies: 5
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    27th Jul 2009 03:26 pm Go to last post
  11. Block Decription

    How do i add a description to a block that has already been created?

    Started by CiCAD‎, 29th Nov 2011 04:01 am
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Nov 2011 08:26 pm Go to last post
  12. Question Different Linetypes In Different Viewports

    In one viewport i have a contour drawn as a dashed line. to show the item is hidden. In Another viewport i freeze all layers 'above' this item leaving only the item in the dashed line. is is...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 7th Dec 2011 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Dec 2011 09:37 pm Go to last post
  13. Question Viewport to another DWG

    I may be dreaming. is it possible to link a viewport to another drawing? I know i can insert the dwg as an X-ref. treat it like a block but would like to find another way

    Started by CiCAD‎, 8th Dec 2011 03:11 am
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Dec 2011 03:26 pm Go to last post
  14. Move MODEL Tab

    i would like to know if i can move the model tab. the tab next to the shhets as seen in the picture below. i have many many sheets to this drawing. too many to see all at once along the bottom of the...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 23rd Jan 2012 10:24 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Jan 2012 05:16 pm Go to last post
  15. Question Creating Named Viewports

    Hi, I am hoping to create a function that creates a named viewport around a 2d PLine with a specific layer name. The function would be creating a different viewport name for each seperate item...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 21st Aug 2012 10:22 am
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Aug 2012 10:22 am Go to last post
  16. Question Naming CAD Generated block

    Is there a way i can control the name of a block that is generated by autocad when using things like to section plane command or flatshot command?

    Started by CiCAD‎, 31st Aug 2012 01:18 am
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Sep 2012 01:58 am Go to last post
  17. Question Current Date Attribute

    i would like to have an attribute that reads the current date, so every time i plot a sheet its always reading the current date of the attribute I have found the following online but the date...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 19th Dec 2012 01:11 am
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Aug 2013 06:59 pm Go to last post
  18. Question Tool Palette Location

    It seems unlike previous PC's, when i sart up AutoCAD my new set up reverts the location of the tool palletes to open center to my screen 1 even after i have positioned it on screen two. I...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 20th Sep 2013 06:29 am
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Sep 2013 12:44 pm Go to last post
  19. Change all lineweights to 0

    Dear Forum, I am using AutoCAD 2015. I do my design in a different software (Autosprink), however I have to clean up dwg files I receive in AutoCAD prior to being able to import them. The set...

    Started by Cidona‎, 16th Jan 2015 12:29 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    17th Jan 2015 07:08 am Go to last post
  20. 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
  21. Wblock

    Hello! This is my first post as I just found out about this site through a co-worker. I am using Autocad 2000 on this computer and for some reason could not Wblock certain dwg's. Some dwgs worked...

    Started by CindyLou‎, 16th Nov 2007 05:58 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Nov 2007 06:24 pm Go to last post
  22. Can't access Options Menu anymore...

    My Autocad 2011 gets stuck trying to open Options in whatever way I try to access them. I end up having to close it down. Never had the problem before today so not sure what has changed...

    Started by CindyLou‎, 18th Jan 2012 07:57 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    19th Jan 2012 12:16 am Go to last post
  23. Same ol Interface

    I want to change the look of my cad and see something diff for once other than the same ol tan interface. How do I do that? I have been looking for two hours and no luck.

    Started by cing3d‎, 27th Feb 2007 10:32 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Feb 2007 02:28 pm Go to last post
  24. how to control xref path when working with server? please help..

    hi guys, here is the question, basicly, i have a folder named "A", and this folder include 5 DWGs, named 1,2,3,4,5. "1" is the main DWG, so, 2,3,4,5 is attached or overlayed to main file. First...

    Started by cios106‎, 5th Mar 2012 07:19 pm
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    14th Mar 2012 11:11 pm Go to last post
  25. refrence manager is saving as 2012,but i need 2004..

    hi all, im re-pathing my xrefs by refrence manager, but it save as 2012 vers. should i install autocad 2004 to do this? because there is no customable setting for this. i need to save as 2004....

    Started by cios106‎, 21st Mar 2012 02:59 pm
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    23rd Mar 2012 04:08 pm Go to last post

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