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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. 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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  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. 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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  1. Laughing Defining Layer User Group

    Hi I am using Land Desktop 2004 and am having problems defining a Layer user group. In the past I have been able to make a new group and drag useful layers into the group. The help file states: ...

    Started by Space Mouse‎, 29th Aug 2008 09:49 pm
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  2. Viewport management

    If this is better in the beginners area, my apologies. Begin: Typically, when I open a new drawing, I make a new layout (Arch E size). That layout typically has a viewport in it that I can...

    Started by MantaBase‎, 1st Sep 2008 07:14 pm
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    2nd Sep 2008 12:31 am Go to last post
  3. Embarrassed Scaling a Viewport to Metric

    I am looking at some metric dwgs for the first time and I need to scale a viewport to 1:85 - all the viewports that are already setup are giving me a different custom scale so I am second guessing...

    Started by cadgirl2‎, 2nd Sep 2008 10:05 pm
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  4. Deleting Layers

    I am setting up templates and trying to get our standard layers in line. Over time we have gained some extra layers from various drawings from other companies etc. We would like to set up a template...

    Started by Aubrey86‎, 2nd Sep 2008 09:06 pm
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  5. pan in viewport. paper space dim relocate?

    if i dimension a drawing in paper and the decide to center it better, and pan, while viewing the viewport in model space, text and dimensions stay in place, is the anyway to pan everything together?

    Started by b.muqlueen‎, 4th Sep 2008 06:00 pm
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    4th Sep 2008 06:40 pm Go to last post
  6. project manager asking me to draw without xrefs?

    I submitted a drawing. with an xrefed bkrd. i am getting a respone if i can make it one drawings. i am guessing he is asking me do it with out a xref. what should i say to this guy.

    Started by b.muqlueen‎, 18th Aug 2008 04:05 pm
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    4th Sep 2008 07:17 pm Go to last post
  7. Long plot

    So, an engineer in my office wants a long plot os a plant we are doing. I am unsure how to do it. The size paper he wants is like 24" x 252". Any help would be appreciated.:?

    Started by irwin5338‎, 4th Sep 2008 05:54 pm
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    5th Sep 2008 11:13 am Go to last post
  8. Visibility Parameter not Showing

    Anybody here ever had an issue on their block's visibility parameter not showing? I have a DB with about 10 visibility parameters. I dont know if its coz I copied em from one file to another but it...

    Started by nocturne00‎, 5th Sep 2008 01:40 am
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Sep 2008 12:29 pm Go to last post
  9. contour lines show up when xref inserted

    Hi, I'm using Autocad Lt 2007. When I insert a survey as an xref into my drawing the contour lines show up whereas they don't show up when I'm in the survey itself. I've turned off the layer (0)...

    Started by corinne‎, 5th Sep 2008 04:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Sep 2008 05:23 pm Go to last post
  10. Plotting to PDF problem

    Hi, When I plot my drawing to Adobe PDF the orientation of the drawing rotates 90 degrees relative to the paper orientation. Even though it all looks fine in print preview. Does someone know...

    Started by Trickinitup‎, 5th Sep 2008 07:18 am
    • Replies: 9
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  11. Ole

    After inserting an OLE object onto my drawing (paper space), it does not plot correctly. The OLE object is an Excel spreadsheet and only half of it is plotted. However, I am able to plot the...

    Started by johnengineer‎, 26th Apr 2007 01:01 am
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Sep 2008 07:58 pm Go to last post
  12. Linking Text to Excel.....Is It Possible?

    Is it possible to link text from Excel cells to attributes in a block ... We basically have to make over 100 drawings that have 100 diffrent borders with diffrent data in them...And we would like to...

    Started by Bizkit‎, 8th Aug 2008 03:17 pm
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  13. rotating an xref

    I'm on AutoCad Lt 2007. I've got a survey that I'm inserting as an xref into a Landscape Concept. I needed the survey to be rotated so that north is 'up' and I've been successful in doing this in a...

    Started by corinne‎, 5th Sep 2008 08:51 pm
    • Replies: 5
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  14. Missing Elements when Plotting Hidden line PDF's

    Hey anyone got any insight into why my plots are missing elements of the drawing when i open them in either Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Pro or Photoshop CS? (see attached image) The Full preview when...

    Started by Dee‎, 6th Sep 2008 11:38 am
    • Replies: 1
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  15. plot preview showing and printing in color HELP!!!

    for some reason when i click plot preview all the layers show up in color and they are printing in color, even though i have created a ctb. file for b&w printing. PLEASE HELP!!!!

    Started by dboy413‎, 31st Jul 2008 03:54 am
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  16. Question Migrate settings to new computer

    I've just completed transfering my AutoCAD 2007 license file to a new workstation and have the program running on the new machine. How do I 'migrate' all my custom settings (toolbars, etc.) to this...

    Started by hydrojock‎, 26th Feb 2007 07:09 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Sep 2008 05:27 pm Go to last post
  17. Page Setup Overrides - Template

    I'm using AutoCAD 2009 and Page Setup Overrides do not show up unless I open the template file that the overrides are using and resave it. I found that I've been able to correct this in some sheet...

    Started by Jaxom‎, 8th Sep 2008 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Sep 2008 08:46 pm Go to last post
  18. Drawing bugs

    Hi, wondering if any one has come across same bugs that are appearing every day on my drawings.They are light brown crosses , different sizes - and are scattered around my drawings. They are nothing...

    Started by soulcube‎, 7th Sep 2007 03:28 pm
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  19. Idea Attribute Extraction

    I work in the construction field and I am looking for a program or process to extract my blocks per view port or elevation tag. I want to generate a report that tells me how many sinks in a...

    Started by JF_VIKINGSFAN‎, 8th Sep 2008 08:43 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  20. Having Problems with Plotting converted .pdf files

    Ok to start off in our office we distribute our drawing plan sets as .pdf files. So we use currently .pdf factory to convert .dwg plan set files to .pdf. Now this happens randomly but when a person...

    Started by BWhealton‎, 9th Sep 2008 08:09 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Sep 2008 08:34 pm Go to last post
  21. Removing Printer/Plotter from drop down list

    Hey guys, yet again I come to the gurus at CADTutor for help with something I just cant figure out. I have a ton of old plotters and printers in my printer/plotter drop down list in the plot dialog...

    Started by caddmann‎, 9th Sep 2008 04:35 pm
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    9th Sep 2008 10:49 pm Go to last post
  22. Question Need advise on dimensioning

    Here I am attaching Screenshot of dimensioning. Please advise which one is standard for showing repeated dimensions?

    Started by vinod‎, 3rd Sep 2008 07:48 am
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  23. hard pathed xrefs

    Hello - When I share files containing xrefs with another team member working remotely and storing files remotely (as I am), I inherit her hard paths and it takes a long time to re-path them all....

    Started by Kate_pw‎, 10th Sep 2008 06:18 am
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Sep 2008 03:26 pm Go to last post
  24. Dynamic Block - Attribute Extraction

    Hey Folks. I have this dynamic block say its a length of rail. This length of rail is tied to an attribute and field showing the length and rail reference. Within this block is a number of...

    Started by JBullseye74‎, 10th Sep 2008 04:13 pm
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    10th Sep 2008 04:30 pm Go to last post
  25. fonts

    Is it possible to add fonts in autocad. The font I want to add is Tekton and it is a true type font. If this is possible, how do I proceed? I am using AutoCad Architecture 2009.

    Started by angela@TAG‎, 10th Sep 2008 05:14 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Sep 2008 05:53 pm Go to last post

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