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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. how do I import a ctb. file to my plot style table manager?

    CAD 2010 ...how do I import a .ctb file that I have just created in plot style manager...into my plot style table? thanks

    Started by bgbylund‎, 13th Feb 2013 01:26 am
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  2. 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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  3. remove unknown SHX files

    Hi, When i load thirdparty drawings or DWG files exported from DGN most of the times the DWG loads and ask a few times to load some SHX shape files. Is there an way to delete those files from...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 17th Jun 2009 06:19 am
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    15th Oct 2013 12:01 am Go to last post
  4. How do i batch convert 150+ dwg to pdf?

    Hi Guys, We have been supplied over 150 dwg files and I have been assigned the task of exporting them all to PDF. Is there a batch processor that is capable of doing this task? I can see software...

    Started by ben_vk‎, 3rd Jun 2014 01:13 am
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    batch, export, pdf, to pdf
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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
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    30th Jan 2012 08:14 am Go to last post
  9. 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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  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. 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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    27th Aug 2010 01:48 pm Go to last post
  12. 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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  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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  14. 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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  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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  17. 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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  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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    4th Jul 2007 10:36 pm Go to last post
  19. 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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  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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    13th Apr 2016 04:06 pm Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. Mobile Crane drawings

    Hi, Previous to similar earlier request, does any body have plan and side views of mobile cranes. Thanks again Graham

    Started by Big G‎, 28th Sep 2007 09:47 am
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. AutoCAD to Illustrator

    Ok, so I've read the tutorial on printing to EPS and know how it works. Problem is, I do not have AutoCAD to try what I need to find out. We are a large format graphics company and my boss wants...

    Started by DiGraphics‎, 10th Jun 2008 09:03 pm
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    20th Jun 2008 05:41 pm Go to last post

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