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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. Drawing paper space or model space

    Paper space was just introduced the last time I used AutoCAD professionally. I didn't become familiar with it and it seemed like an unfathomable concept then; at least from the way it was explained...

    Started by 12Chris‎, 21st Jun 2011 05:50 am
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    1st Jul 2011 12:16 pm Go to last post
  2. Lineweight scaling not working

    I've been trying to plot a drawing from the layout, I made a viewport and scaled it 1:25. however when I preview the print (I'm printing to pdf by the way) the lineweight is out of scale and I've...

    Started by 17785‎, 28th Apr 2014 11:07 pm
    lineweight, plot problem, scale
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Apr 2014 12:14 am Go to last post
  3. Question Creating Tables of Data.. HELP

    Just need to find out if its possible to import excel tables into AutoCAD.. Im using an old version (14 I think).. If not- how do I go about creating tables of data? Is the only way to draw lines...

    Started by 1968‎, 9th Jan 2007 07:07 am
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Jan 2007 09:43 am Go to last post
  4. Understanding Scales

    You must bear with me as I'm pretty much self taught on CAD. One thing which I've never understood is the scaling of linetypes and in my new job I have to use it lots. I draw highways, so the...

    Started by 1989hf‎, 24th Sep 2014 03:53 pm
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    25th Sep 2014 05:19 pm Go to last post
  5. viewports line are not shown

    hello, I have a question regarding viewports. We received drawings from our sub-contractor and we noticed that there is something wrong with their drawing, so I decided to make the modification,...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 18th Jan 2012 02:35 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Jan 2012 10:41 am Go to last post
  6. Exclamation regarding block

    For example I have this block and I want the square (in red) not to show inside the drawing, but it is there inside the block. thanks

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 31st May 2012 09:20 am
    • Replies: 4
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    31st May 2012 09:57 am Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD link title of file to the title block inside

    I have a title block inside my drawing and i want to link my title on the title of the file itself, so that if the title of the file was change, it will be change also inside the drawing. how is...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 11th Jun 2012 09:27 am
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Jun 2012 09:25 am Go to last post
  8. Autocad with Cadence tool

    Hi everyone, i realized that autocad have many plugin nowday (i been using autocad since realese 10). i realize that Autocad Electrical has many electric symbol build in. it can be uses for...

    Started by 1a2s3d4f‎, 27th Oct 2006 01:34 am
    • Replies: 0
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    27th Oct 2006 01:34 am Go to last post
  9. Importing Excel to Autocad 2005. Help please

    Hi all, I am new to autocad and new to this forum. Is it possible to import an excel spreadsheet to CAD and the text in the spreadsheet must be on snap? I set up snap at (X,Y) 3,3 and grid is...

    Started by 1badsti‎, 21st Aug 2008 08:11 am
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Aug 2008 08:22 am Go to last post
  10. Help for my college course

    im wondering if anyone can give me a comparison of autoCAD and pro engineer for example why is autoCAD better than proengineer or visa versa and could you please tell me the good points of each this...

    Started by 1originalnutta‎, 19th Sep 2007 09:05 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Sep 2007 05:51 pm Go to last post
  11. AutoCad LT 2009 Plotting

    We recently switched to the above. It seems plotting a multi sheet drawing doesn't work the same as previous versions. In the past I could simply select the plot icon and it would ask me if I wanted...

    Started by 230JHP‎, 29th Jan 2009 06:43 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Feb 2009 06:33 am Go to last post
  12. Question Macro for moving x,y coordinates to new z coordinate

    Hello: I need to Macro hundreds of x, y coordinates that will be the same to a new y coordinate that are mostly different. I am using AutoCad 2007 LT. Thanks

    Started by 2Dcad‎, 21st Aug 2007 10:36 pm
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  13. AutoCAD 2005 or LT?

    :( I'm considering a purchase of AutoCAD 2005. So far, most websites list prices for LT mainly. I've not used LT before. What are the differences between the two?

    Started by 2hot‎, 15th Feb 2005 06:36 am
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  14. Free Hatch Patterns

    :unsure: Does anyone know a site that offers HATCH PATTERNS for free download?

    Started by 2hot‎, 17th Feb 2005 02:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Feb 2005 09:15 pm Go to last post
  15. Some REAL trees please....

    :x AutoCAD ships with drab and pathetic looking trees -- silhouettes mainly. I have endured for four years. I got some trees from one Architectural Graphics Book and I'm ready to scan and retrace...

    Started by 2hot‎, 3rd Mar 2005 08:31 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    4th Mar 2005 02:49 pm Go to last post
  16. Can anyone explain why my drawing is not plotting to scale?

    I have drawn a 2D 'ruler' 250 units by 50 units and drawn 10mm marks along the edge of the ruler with the last section divided into 1mm marks. When I plot the drawing, setting the scale in the...

    Started by 321jimk‎, 2nd Apr 2011 03:43 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    4th Apr 2011 10:20 pm Go to last post
  17. eTransmit Causes Fatal Error

    I'm running AutoCAD 2012 on Windows 7 and my eTransmit has stopped working in certain instances. If I use it through a sheet set it usually works fine but if I use it in a drawing it won't grab...

    Started by 3D generator‎, 5th May 2016 10:50 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    6th May 2016 09:59 pm Go to last post

    I open the dwg, isolate a layer, and insert a block to replace that layer. I hit layer previous - no visible change.(?) I hit layer previous again and the other layers come back but, my xrefs are...

    Started by 3DGEEK‎, 16th Sep 2005 05:34 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Sep 2005 06:01 pm Go to last post
  19. workflow--form concept to 3d print

    Im pretty experienced in 2d mechanical dwg. Trying to learn 3d. It seems the process of moving a shape between an object type of surface/mesh/solid and vice versa is not very straight forward. So the...

    Started by 3drookie‎, 19th Oct 2015 11:34 am
    • Replies: 0
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    19th Oct 2015 11:34 am Go to last post
  20. drawing visible in layout space but not in model space

    HI EVERYONE I JUST CONVERTED A multiple pages dwf FILE INTO CAD FORMAT using ACME cad convertor but when i i open the file in cad i only see those pages as different layouts in autocad and when...

    Started by 3dsmaxed‎, 15th Jul 2009 05:44 am
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Jul 2009 11:20 am Go to last post
  21. Opengl loader for autocad supported formats

    Hi can anyone recommend a good loader which I can use for loading autocad 2006 models into opengl. Basically I have got a model of a collection of buildings and I need to to add interactivity to the...

    Started by 3dvdt‎, 6th Oct 2006 04:03 am
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Oct 2006 01:34 pm Go to last post
  22. Bogus Linetypes unable to purge

    See attached dwg with a basic layer, dim style and text style template. See that there are linetypes which I can't purge. Linetypes are for example: 4382_F_08-10 GA Elevations$0$4382_F_1000-1...

    Started by 3dwannab‎, 25th Apr 2013 01:41 pm
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  23. Sort order of Dynamic block parameters. Lookup missing from Parameter Manager

    See screenshots. How do I place the lookup in an ordered manner? Thanks in advance.

    Started by 3dwannab‎, Today 08:06 am
    • Replies: 0
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  24. Question Dynamic Block is okay until it gets redefined.

    Not sure if this is a bug but when I insert this into a drawing and then stretch it. Then insert the same file in and redefine again, it loses its distance stretched. Anyone know how this can be...

    Started by 3dwannab‎, 13th Jul 2018 11:37 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Jul 2018 12:22 am Go to last post
  25. Question Hardcopy -to- File (dwg) ...

    What options are out there that can do this? I have some CDs that I need to bring to life in AutoCAD with the option to edit. You Pros ROCK! Thanks in Advance Lisette

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 12th Dec 2013 12:51 am
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Dec 2013 02:12 am Go to last post

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