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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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    30th Nov 2017 06:24 pm Go to last post
  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. turning off multiple layers

    i have a drawing with over 40 layers, is there a way to turn off multiple layers simultaneously?

    Started by michaelgay‎, 7th Sep 2006 05:37 pm
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    26th Oct 2016 02:55 pm Go to last post
  2. Angry AutoCAD 2013 - Crashes when switching layouts

    I'm having quite a bit of issues with either my CAD or several files. It seems that switching from one layout to another, or from model to layout, AutoCAD crashes. When selecting the layout, I get...

    Started by JamyB‎, 26th Feb 2014 09:14 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Oct 2016 01:58 pm Go to last post
  3. Using Field

    Hello, I am trying to figure out a way to get all of my common data (detail numbers, sheet numbers, and when I bubble an item from my BOM) to update easier. The best way I found to do this seems...

    Started by nrentz‎, 21st Oct 2016 06:39 pm
    bom, field, renumbering, table
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Oct 2016 02:12 pm Go to last post
  4. Quick question re: block insertion

    I'm going to sound dumb here, but I can't figure this one out using the normal Googly avenues. Sorry if I'm missing a thread and this is a duplicate. Say I have some geometry that I want a 2D...

    Started by oftenly‎, 12th Oct 2016 08:26 pm
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    21st Oct 2016 10:07 pm Go to last post
  5. Turn off layers for several view ports at once

    If I have several view ports in several layouts it would take a long time to go in each vp model space and turn off vp layers. Is there a way I can turn off vp layers for several viewports all...

    Started by muck‎, 13th Oct 2016 02:26 am
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    21st Oct 2016 02:25 am Go to last post
  6. Help needed - MText sometimes not showing up in plot

    We are getting some serious issues with plotting in Autocad. In one of our drawings, someone dimensioned the diameter of a circle. Here is where things get weird: It showed up in Paper space. It...

    Started by connorhagan‎, 19th Oct 2016 08:19 pm
    hp designjet, mtext, plot
    • Replies: 7
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    20th Oct 2016 04:36 pm Go to last post
  7. Fit viewport to an object

    Hello everyone! I've a little question.. Is it possible to fit a viewport to an object? The scale has to be the same. I've recorded a little gif to show the behaviour I want to obtain. Have...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 18th Oct 2016 10:12 am
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Oct 2016 10:38 pm Go to last post
  8. Invisible viewport?

    Greetings, I have a drawing where the viewport is invisible and I can't actually view it. I can view what is inside the vport, I can double click inside it and edit the drawing in modelspace...

    Started by BuntyBunty‎, 20th Apr 2010 11:11 am
    • Replies: 7
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    19th Oct 2016 12:32 pm Go to last post
  9. Data Link to Excel keeps becoming "unreferenced"

    Hi all, i have reffed in spreadsheets for signage schedules (existing and proposed) and have done so so that they can be edited in excel and updated as per a usual x ref. i have done it all...

    Started by jt6572‎, 17th Oct 2016 12:48 am
    • Replies: 5
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    18th Oct 2016 06:01 pm Go to last post
  10. ATTDEF tags

    Hello, I have a 3D model of a timber frame with many different blocks and I am trying to number each member, so I can see the numbering on each side of a member as I orbit the model. Ideally, an 8...

    Started by wodbutchr‎, 16th Oct 2016 08:54 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Oct 2016 04:41 pm Go to last post
  11. Protecting CAD blocks?

    I want to release some CAD blocks I've made over the years that would be extremely useful to a wide variety of people in my industry. I plan on leaving my contact information as well as company logo...

    Started by jjatho‎, 17th Oct 2016 08:59 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th Oct 2016 12:16 pm Go to last post
  12. dynamic block (query parameters to exchange reviews)

    I hope you can help me, I'm trying to create a block with attributes to handle planes reviews. I wonder if you can do with query parameters and I can explain how I can do what I will explain: -...

    Started by edwin154‎, 17th Oct 2016 08:04 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
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    9th Oct 2016 06:18 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
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    8th Oct 2016 11:22 am Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
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    5th Oct 2016 04:15 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
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    4th Oct 2016 02:56 am Go to last post
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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