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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
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Dec 2014 11:51 am Go to last post
  2. 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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    26th Sep 2013 11:27 am Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Scale not showing up in viewport options

    I just changed laptops. I used to always set the scale of my viewports using the properties dialog. Now when I select properties and a viewport I don't get this option (using 2004) Any ideas? ...

    Started by bgallagher‎, 12th Jul 2006 11:57 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    12th Oct 2016 12:14 pm Go to last post
  2. Stuck in Paper Space Viewport

    I have double clicked in my Layout mode and cant zoom back to the outside of the page where my margin and titles are. Is there a way of getting back out of this without keeping pressing undo until I...

    Started by donaldo‎, 10th Oct 2016 04:04 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    12th Oct 2016 06:46 am Go to last post
  3. Cannot remove reference

    I think this must be some sort of ARCTEXT command that isnt being recognized. I cannot figure out how to get rid of it or even change the layer so it won't plot. Any ideas? Has anyone seen this...

    Started by whitemarlin‎, 10th Oct 2016 05:51 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Oct 2016 11:58 am Go to last post
  4. Dynamic Block

    Hello all, I have a drawing of a rail with holes in it. The holes at the edges are Fixed with fixed length, in the middle the distance between each hole is changing when i change the Length of the...

    Started by doronz‎, 29th Sep 2016 07:23 am
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Oct 2016 04:11 am Go to last post
  5. Question Color 254 Grayscale Plots as Black in pdf

    I have one drawing that refuses to plot color 254 (25% screened gray) as gray - it plots black instead when using ACAD's native plot .dwg to .pdf. This is only occurring in one drawing, which...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 9th Oct 2016 02:16 am
    pdf from cad, pdf greyscale output, plot color
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,064
    9th Oct 2016 06:18 pm Go to last post
  6. Dynamic Block Help

    Hi, I have created a dynamic block and it all works how I want it to. It has a number of lookups/visibility states and I was wondering if there was a way of asking the user which properties...

    Started by andy_06‎, 7th Oct 2016 12:30 pm
    dynamic block
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,781
    8th Oct 2016 11:22 am Go to last post
  7. How to print only in black lines

    Hi, but of a newbie Autocad question (I'm coming from a Solidworks background). I have a factory layout drawing that I need to do a fairly large project on, and for the life of me I cannot work out...

    Started by brentbrent‎, 6th Oct 2016 06:44 am
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Oct 2016 05:49 pm Go to last post
  8. Embarrassed Too many problems for such a simple drawing...

    I'm familiar with creating assembly drawings in SolidWorks, but AutoCAD is a different animal. This layout looks hideous. Why won't my dashed lines and dimensions show in the second viewport? And...

    Started by C_Andruszko‎, 4th Oct 2016 01:20 am
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Oct 2016 10:37 pm Go to last post
  9. how to print multiple files in one sheet?

    I have four simple drawings in 4 separate files. I want to print them in 4 corners of one A4 sheet. What is the easiest way to accomplish this task?

    Started by khoshravan‎, 5th Oct 2016 12:18 pm
    file, plot, print
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,796
    5th Oct 2016 04:15 pm Go to last post
  10. Dynamic Block for 3 Panels Top Hungs

    Hi, Can anybody help me build this dynamic block of a 3 panels Top Hung window. I have been able to equally stretch the width on both side. However I have no idea how to equally subdivide the...

    Started by nicolas‎, 3rd Oct 2016 02:24 am
    • Replies: 3
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    4th Oct 2016 02:56 am Go to last post
  11. problem with redefined symbol with dynamic features

    I've got a project that we used a stretchable light fixture block that had dynamic features to allow adding emergency fixture tags. Then the designers wanted to change the stretch increments on the...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 15th Sep 2016 06:49 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Oct 2016 08:50 am Go to last post
  12. How to chain a linear to a polar stretch?

    Hello Everyone, I am a steel detailer and one of my duties is to draw "to scale" 2D structure erection drawings. I am trying to develop a dynamic block of a 2x2x1/4 angle with a hole at each end. ...

    Started by marcus007‎, 29th Sep 2016 04:19 am
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Oct 2016 07:36 am Go to last post
  13. Change block color through block table

    Hi everybody, I wanted to know if there is a way I can control the layer a block is in through the block table, so if I change a set of parameters through the table, one of them could be "Layer" and...

    Started by mechaneco‎, 29th Sep 2016 06:00 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    1st Oct 2016 03:45 am Go to last post
  14. Plotting 0.00 lineweights

    Hi all. I've always used 0.00 lineweights for hatches, dimension lines etc. Gives a really fine line, and used alongside thicker lineweights for walls it makes drawings clear and easy to read. I...

    Started by Stuart70‎, 30th Sep 2016 11:54 am
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Sep 2016 03:39 pm Go to last post
  15. Question Need some dynamic block help!!!!!

    I have created a block I plan on using as a sheet template border. I wanted to make it smart by adding parameters and actions. I currently have a polar parameter with a polar stretch which...

    Started by kickboxer08‎, 22nd Sep 2016 06:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Sep 2016 10:09 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Layer per Visibility

    I was wondering if it's at all possible to change objects layer depending on what visibility it is. For example, visibility1 has attribute1 within octagon, and attribute2 on top. All on layer 0. ...

    Started by RubberDinero‎, 28th Sep 2016 10:30 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    28th Sep 2016 10:30 pm Go to last post
  17. Unhappy Save As Option Issue

    Dear all; I am using AutoCAD 2013, I usually save as with 2013 as shown below image, but other low AutoCAD version people can't open the dwg as per my experience I feel that while saving the...

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 22nd Sep 2016 03:19 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    27th Sep 2016 02:37 pm Go to last post
  18. Viewport Help

    Hi, I can't seem to pan or zoom, and the viewport is NOT locked. Please help. I keep having to delete the viewports and start over. Easy fix but time consuming when I have to recreate a dozen...

    Started by asperotti415‎, 23rd Sep 2016 07:22 pm
    locked, pan, viewport, zoom
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Sep 2016 01:06 pm Go to last post
  19. Plotstyle (CTB) to xref

    Hi, Is it possible to 'bind' some sort of plot style (CTB) to a certain X-ref in a viewport? I would like to print some colored objects over a colorfull design, making the objects that i want...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 23rd Sep 2016 10:14 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,445
    23rd Sep 2016 11:33 am Go to last post
  20. Unhappy Clipboard failed Error

    Dear all; I just copy the block only (a block with text & polyline as shown), shows an error message Is that my Hard disk got problem? thanks siva

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 22nd Sep 2016 04:14 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 658
    22nd Sep 2016 04:57 pm Go to last post
  21. Creating a Categorized Drop Down for multiple visibility states

    I have cabinet elevations i have been creating blocks for with the ability to stretch width, height, toe kick height, etc.. Instead of having 1 block for each type of cabinet i would like to make 1...

    Started by jwhip804‎, 19th Sep 2016 08:58 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,649
    21st Sep 2016 03:36 pm Go to last post
  22. Dynamic block with arrays

    Hi everyone, hope this is the right section.. I want to create a special dynamic block with two dynamic parameters. I need it to improve speed of drawing punch reinforcement. This is how it...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 19th Sep 2016 03:05 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,439
    21st Sep 2016 11:32 am Go to last post
  23. Wink Help ! Printing and Publishing

    Hello colleagues ! I will be very happy if someone told me some things! Some time ago I was involved with the Autocad but very little about. Now I have to work with it and deal but it is not clear...

    Started by RebrandSoft‎, 18th Sep 2016 04:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,548
    21st Sep 2016 03:40 am Go to last post
  24. establish eliptical ucs

    hi, i want to use a elliptical usc, for example, i have an ellipse as a path, now i have an object i want to move 100cm left, i want this object to be moved along the ellipse path rather...

    Started by samifox‎, 20th Sep 2016 07:41 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,494
    20th Sep 2016 10:14 am Go to last post
  25. MEP to PCF file for AUtoCAD Isometric WS

    Im new to CADTutor, and fairly new to AutoCAD. I used to use Plant 3D which has the ability to create PCF's and Isometric drawings, but Im now using MEP. for the most part, a better solution for...

    Started by Pipeprincess‎, 7th Nov 2012 09:53 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,342
    19th Sep 2016 09:10 pm Go to last post

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