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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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  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. 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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  1. Wood Hatches

    I'm looking for a shareware hatch for wood grain. Something that will work for wood trim in details. There must be something free in the cyber world. I would perfer not to spend money on a lot of...

    Started by steepcreeker‎, 4th May 2007 08:13 pm
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  2. Can't select multiple items

    No matter what command i try in autocad (move, erase, copy, etc)..i can only select one item at a time. When i choose one item it goes dashed (as they normally do), but when i click the second item...

    Started by everglade‎, 21st Jul 2006 02:40 pm
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  3. Black & White PDF

    I'm trying to convert a multi-layer, multi-colour dwg to pdf format. In Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 I can easily enough covert my dwg to a pdf but I cannot seem to do it in black and white. The Adobe help...

    Started by islandeast‎, 2nd Nov 2008 10:56 pm
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  4. Purchasing older versions of AutoCAD

    Does this happen at all? I currently use 2002 and could really use some of the newer features, however the $4000 price tag is a bit steep. Do people sell used copies of the software at all? 2005...

    Started by OdeToNo1‎, 13th Nov 2007 02:30 am
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  5. Measure length of continuous line

    Is there a tool where you just click on any line and it tells you how long the line is from end to end? Basically I am drawing a curvy line that twists and turns here and there, but the line has...

    Started by Vigilante‎, 12th Oct 2006 11:21 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    30th Jan 2012 08:14 am Go to last post
  6. How to Draw Electrical Schematics

    Hello All. My boss just informed me that he wants me to draw electrical schematics in the near future. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a book that I can learn the symbols and proper...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 20th Oct 2004 08:28 pm
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  7. How to combine DWG files?

    I have drawing sheets split up into separate files, is there a way to combine these files into one drawing? I was hoping I could do a batch plot but I can only print to PDF or DWF, I need to keep the...

    Started by ancoursey‎, 18th Aug 2010 02:58 pm
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  8. Replace/Redefine Block Removing Attributes

    First off I want to say thanks for allowing me to join in this exchange of knowledge on this forum. I'm working with some "dirty" blocks that contain several attributes. I've cleaned the blocks...

    Started by Foxxy1‎, 27th Aug 2007 08:25 pm
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  9. Question Xref Fade

    Does anyone know if there is a way to make the Xref in the working drawing faded even when not refediting? Thank You

    Started by Hardney‎, 7th Sep 2006 01:38 pm
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  10. plot problems using wipeout

    Hi there, I am trying to plot using a wipeout. Plot preview looks as it should be...problem comes when plotting, it seems to ignore the wipeout. I have tried toggling the frames on and...

    Started by iain9876‎, 26th Apr 2007 10:30 am
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  11. Background mask in dimension text

    Hello all, Does anyone know if you can background mask dimension text the same way you can with mtext. I know i can explode the dimension and edit the text and give it a background,...

    Started by Dean07‎, 23rd May 2006 11:27 pm
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    5th Dec 2013 10:14 pm Go to last post
  12. Copy block with new name

    How can I copy selected blocks with new name? or one by one but in fast way? I am doing that using BEDIT but doing one by one and talks long time. is there another way for doing that? thanx

    Started by asos2000‎, 21st Aug 2008 10:03 am
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  13. when zooming in doesn't want to zoom out any more

    When I open a new drawing and try to draw something is ok. But then when I zoom in it doesn't zoom out any more to where it was before and it says that this is the maximum zoom out. and then if I...

    Started by Antheia Erato‎, 15th Aug 2010 09:11 pm
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    15th Aug 2010 09:38 pm Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. Copy lines from Xref

    Is there a way to select lines from an xref and copy them to the current drawing? I know I can copy/paste from the original but is there a way to do it without opening the original at all?

    Started by boofredlay‎, 17th May 2007 07:52 pm
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  16. Inserting north arrow

    I previously had AutoCad with Land desktop or SurvCad. Now I am using AutoCad LT 2005 and I can't figure out how to insert a North arrow in the right direction. How do you figure out the direction?...

    Started by Joshdp‎, 28th Jul 2005 03:46 pm
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    28th Jul 2005 06:33 pm Go to last post
  17. XREF Layer Color and VISRETAIN=1

    Hey everybody, I have a base map that references several tens of other drawings. I have visretain=1 because I want to freeze certain xref layers in individual view ports of 36 different layouts...

    Started by geocad‎, 11th Jan 2012 08:19 pm
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  18. squared symbol in text?

    hi all, quick one here. how do you get the squared or cubed symbols (the superscript 2/3) in text (without going to the insert symbol part)? for example, the diameter symbol is %%C.... thanks

    Started by jt6572‎, 23rd Feb 2005 01:15 am
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  19. Wipeout prints black form pdf's

    Morning all, When i use the wipeout command rather than background mask in the Mtext window and plot my layout as a pdf, for some reason the wipeout prints as a black block. Is there a solution...

    Started by scubadoo‎, 29th Nov 2007 10:43 am
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  20. raster image transparency

    i´ve been trying for awhile now on how to insert a raster image with transparency in cad 06 theres a transparency function in the image setting but i can´t figure out how to do it. can...

    Started by michaeloureiro‎, 15th Jan 2008 02:13 pm
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  21. image rotating problem

    i copied image from PDF using snaphot tool and than had paste directly in drawing. i cant rotate the image. rotate tool just moves image, doesnot rotates around base point. how to resolve that...

    Started by tem‎, 12th Oct 2008 10:35 am
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  22. 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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  23. To convert a file drawn in decimal units to architectural?

    :glare: How do I convert a file that was drawn with units set to decimal to architectural units? When units are set to decimal is it decimals of an inch or decimals of a foot? any help will be...

    Started by n8dgrt‎, 27th Oct 2005 04:15 pm
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    27th Oct 2005 09:53 pm Go to last post
  24. Z Co-ordinate - 'Flatten' command

    I am working in an office that uses AutoCAd 2004 LT. We often receive drawings from third parties that have Z co-ordinate information and as we are only using 2D it can cause a few problems when...

    Started by TomC‎, 27th Feb 2008 01:04 pm
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  25. Dynamic block with dynamic attributes

    I have dynamic block with visibility states and Lookups. I tried to add attribute (field with block reference property) wich suppose to be updated according to Lookup. But it didn't happen :(...

    Started by Helenka‎, 26th Apr 2007 06:40 pm
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