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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. 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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  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. Geo referencing PDF file

    Hi all, I'm a more proficient user of ArcGIS and I know that it is possible to georeference a jpg or tiff file over top and aerial image if there is something you need to pull from it. I was...

    Started by kkla93‎, 16th Feb 2016 10:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Feb 2016 02:39 am Go to last post
  2. Plot style is missing

    My computer died yeaterday, but fortunately the hard drive was ok. I have bought a new machine and Autocad is running fine and all my old files are accessible - so far so good. When I go to...

    Started by AMcC‎, 16th Feb 2016 06:47 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Feb 2016 07:48 pm Go to last post
  3. Problems with arcs in viewports in AutoCAD 2016

    When I look att a figure in a viewport arcs does not appear in the right position but showed all over the place. Does anyone know what this could be? Please look at the attached pictures - one...

    Started by guran‎, 12th Feb 2016 10:59 am
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    16th Feb 2016 02:25 pm Go to last post
  4. Size of a border

    I have never used a border on drawings before but wanted one for this drasing. i made the border in a 1 inch square and made a block out of it so that i could fit it around any size drawing. The...

    Started by welldriller‎, 11th Dec 2015 09:20 pm
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    16th Feb 2016 11:30 am Go to last post
  5. Is elliptical rotation possible in a dynamic block

    I have a rectangular device tag with polylines as wires. I want to rotate the wires, but since the device is rectangular, I end up with spaces at 90 and 180 degrees. Any suggestions would be...

    Started by TJKawaguchi‎, 27th Jan 2016 05:17 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Feb 2016 09:03 pm Go to last post
  6. Translating drawings

    Hi All, We use Betterwmf to make wmfs of our drawing that are then inserted into our Word Product Manuals. Lately we have had the need to have these manuals tranlsated to different languages by...

    Started by sparklerach‎, 27th Jan 2016 04:43 am
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Feb 2016 10:08 am Go to last post
  7. Redefining Block with Flip Action

    I have a block with a flip action to move text from one side of the block to the other. We've revised the block and I'm using Insert/Redefine to update the drawings. The problem is, the flip action...

    Started by TJKawaguchi‎, 11th Feb 2016 02:56 am
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Feb 2016 06:52 am Go to last post
  8. Annotative Schmanotative

    I was wondering how well others have mastered the art of using annotative text and dimensioning in their work. I admit I don't fully grasp the procedures used with this area but I recently prepared a...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 26th Jan 2010 06:22 pm
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    14th Feb 2016 01:56 pm Go to last post
  9. Help linking attributes in a block to be able to change the text globally in the blk

    I want to make a block that has a series of attributes but I want this attributes to read the same thing. For example, I have a series of numbers in the block that reads S3.0 and I want to quickly...

    Started by jaff‎, 12th Feb 2016 02:53 am
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Feb 2016 10:43 pm Go to last post
  10. Smile Cant find lines in block

    I have been handed down a .dwg to alter. There are a couple of big blocks, and the alterations need to be on one of them. I enter the block editor, and well, the lines disappear (the ones that...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 10th Feb 2016 03:52 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Feb 2016 01:50 pm Go to last post
  11. Plotting sheet with Excel OLE

    Good afternoon. I hope I am posting this is the right area. I have a series of drawings some with an embedded OLE excel sheet. The drawings without the OLE plot fine but those with the OLE sheet...

    Started by Steven P‎, 10th Feb 2016 01:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Feb 2016 01:24 pm Go to last post
  12. 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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    • Replies: 54
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    11th Feb 2016 12:28 am Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Objects appear in model space only

    I have a drawing of a site map with houses, roads and an ordanance survey grid. They each have their own layer. These are all appear in model space. However, within a viewport in paperspace, the...

    Started by Hobblenobble‎, 9th Feb 2016 10:13 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Feb 2016 06:54 pm Go to last post
  14. Help! losing xref layer control when exporting dwg

    Hoping anyone can help:? My colleagues seem to be having a problem retaining layer management when binding xrefs and exporting dwg ( I don't have this issue but am pretty sure they are not just...

    Started by Elisabeth83‎, 9th Feb 2016 05:26 pm
    export dwg
    • Replies: 6
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    10th Feb 2016 02:20 pm Go to last post
  15. Dynamic Double Door

    Hello Ladies and Gents, I have mastered the basics of dynamic blocks - albeit via youtube - but now now I am trying to create a dynamic double door I am finding it very very difficult. Could...

    Started by buildsol‎, 8th Feb 2016 06:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    9th Feb 2016 06:32 pm Go to last post
  16. Hex nut Dynamic Block

    I'm trying to create a Dynamic Block for a Heavy Hex nut and Heavy Jam Nut. I'm trying to avoid a block that has many individual drawings and visibilities. The reason is that I want this block to...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 9th Feb 2016 05:53 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    9th Feb 2016 05:53 pm Go to last post
  17. Minimise title block during multiple dwg open

    Hi All new to the forum but not to AutCAD I'm on 2002 still with Windows 7 but havng worked in other offices its a common problem When a dwg is minimised it sits in a very small box in bottom LH...

    Started by andybeedub‎, 27th Jan 2016 05:04 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Feb 2016 01:30 pm Go to last post
  18. Overkill not working

    Tried this option on ignore all object properties. Increased fuzziness to 10. Ticked and unticked "Optimize segments within polylines, Combine co-linear objects that partially overlap and end to...

    Started by wing‎, 3rd Feb 2016 12:13 am
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Feb 2016 11:51 am Go to last post
  19. How to change or replace text on autocad drawing using excel spreadsheet

    Hi There, I hope i have the right Forum Area, if not i do apologise..... I will try to keep this brief and to the point, I curently use AutoCAD Mechanical 2015, our drawings have a large...

    Started by SimonC‎, 26th May 2015 04:20 pm
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    • Replies: 24
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    8th Feb 2016 05:26 pm Go to last post
  20. Unhappy how can i add tree symbols for my site plan drawing ? or even shrubs?/ etc

    how to add tree symbols to a new drawing ? where can I add landscaping symbols library or file so I can add easily trees etc?:(:(:(

    Started by cadartista‎, 6th Feb 2016 12:19 am
    • Replies: 4
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    7th Feb 2016 12:52 am Go to last post
  21. Stretch Arc

    I am trying to make a dynamic door where I can stretch the length of the door to fit in the space. I also have it where the door can go from closed to 90 degrees open. I want to know if there is a...

    Started by squareknees‎, 27th Jan 2016 06:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Feb 2016 01:02 pm Go to last post
  22. Transparent Text Autocad 2010

    Can someone explain how to enable Transparency on my Autocad 2010. I am trying to make a watermark on the drawing with around 60% Transparency. There is no Transparency option in the Layer Manager...

    Started by Elly26‎, 27th Jan 2016 11:16 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    6th Feb 2016 12:53 pm Go to last post
  23. Mtext in a block

    I have a symbol with some simple MText in the block. How do I get the text to stay at zero degrees even if I rotate the block after inserting into MSpace ?

    Started by kippax‎, 5th Feb 2016 03:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Feb 2016 10:10 am Go to last post
  24. Question Background masking in blocks?

    I have recently started using masking when I am trying to find a spot for additional text. if you don't know what that is, I will explain. you add text to a drawing and it is partially over a...

    Started by squareknees‎, 3rd Feb 2016 08:53 pm
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    5th Feb 2016 08:22 pm Go to last post
  25. old Xref always returns

    I have a drawing : "drawing 1" In this drawing I have an xref. This xref was "xref date 01" to start with. The xref isn't a drawing of myself. In my drawing I changed the layercolors of the xref, I...

    Started by andyr74‎, 8th Jan 2016 03:05 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Feb 2016 03:48 pm Go to last post

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