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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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    26th Sep 2013 11:27 am Go to last post
  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. Block Present In Drawing But Invisible

    Using AutoCAD 2015 I received a drawing file that has a block and doesn’t show. The layer name of the block is thawed. I quick-select the layer name to check its presence in the drawing, the grip of...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 10th Jul 2017 07:49 pm
    block, invisible
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 471
    11th Jul 2017 01:36 pm Go to last post
  2. Drawing Using Windows Search for Information Inside Drawings

    Hello, Is there a way of searching across a number of AutoCAD files for files containing particular text? This used to be possible in Windows XP, but does now not work in Windows 7 annoyingly. We...

    Started by 07lodgeT‎, 4th Jul 2017 11:50 am
    autocad 2018, windows 7
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 548
    10th Jul 2017 01:08 pm Go to last post
  3. Auto detection of Paper size while making pdf from drawing

    Hi friends, Is there any option to find out the correct papersize while making pdf. Actually i need it for batch plot. i have different drawings with different papersizes. If any body knows the...

    Started by YSRINY2I‎, 8th Jun 2017 09:07 am
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    • Replies: 21
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    8th Jul 2017 04:32 pm Go to last post
  4. Monochrome Plot Style Still Prints Colors

    I decided to try one of the built-in templates for a project this morning and it uses STB files for printing instead of CTB files. I have two layout tabs and when I try to print one I select the...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 8th Jul 2017 03:59 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Jul 2017 04:03 pm Go to last post
  5. Sheet Set Manager not plotting with Shade plot settings

    AutoCAD 2014 & AutoCAD 2015... I created a sheet set with a page setup override to plot 11x17 PDFs. The models are in 3D (pipes and fittings) and the viewports in paperspace are set to Shade plot...

    Started by drinkamonster‎, 26th Nov 2014 04:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,674
    7th Jul 2017 03:34 pm Go to last post
  6. Convert All Blocks in DWG

    Hi Folks, Just joined right now as I gave up on googling to find a solution since I can't clearly search what I'm trying to do. I have a DWG with multiple blocks that I'm trying to convert if...

    Started by CadMonkee‎, 6th Jul 2017 02:01 am
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Jul 2017 03:07 pm Go to last post
  7. Mirroring drawing

    hi after completing a set of drawings built with block strategy my client told my to rotate and mirror the planes to a new north. since im using lots of block with text inside them , going...

    Started by samifox‎, 4th Jul 2017 04:52 am
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Jul 2017 04:53 am Go to last post
  8. xreffing a title block

    Does anybody here xref their title block in their template?

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 26th Jun 2017 08:45 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Jul 2017 02:15 pm Go to last post
  9. Hatch Problem in dynamic Block

    Hi, Anyone facing Dynamic Block with hatch problem. I created a block but if I save the drawing in earlier than 2010 version hatch from visibility state 1 appears in all other states. Please help...

    Started by imsujan‎, 3rd Jul 2017 05:08 am
    • Replies: 0
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    3rd Jul 2017 05:08 am Go to last post
  10. hide in Model - show in Paper

    Hello, Can anyone tell me please if this can be done? Ideally I would like to freeze or at least off-state a layer in Modelspace but keep it unfrozen or on in paperspace Thanks Dimitris

    Started by mitsos‎, 30th Jun 2017 03:22 pm
    modelspace, paperspace
    • Replies: 4
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    1st Jul 2017 12:44 am Go to last post
  11. dynamic block with attribue

    hi, i've build myself a dynamic block with attribute, i want the attribute to change based on a formula that calculates a certain height (which i'm inserting on invisible attribute on the same...

    Started by pintseta‎, 29th Jun 2017 08:28 am
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Jun 2017 08:58 am Go to last post
  12. Upadate all blocks from an central drawing

    Hello people! Need little help. I have crated an drawing (CENTRAL) in wich I have all of my blocks that have atributes I draged and droped these blocks to toolpallet so that I can insert them...

    Started by Butch‎, 28th Jun 2017 10:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Jun 2017 05:51 pm Go to last post
  13. My GA plan doesn't fit onto page

    Hello, I have 6 storey buiding, each storey has a GA plan scaled 1:50@A1, but one of them doesnt fit on the page as it has Mews at the back, can I separate it or how would I go on about it? If I...

    Started by maxi2014‎, 27th Jun 2017 10:38 am
    scale drafting, separate, split drawing, too large
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Jun 2017 01:59 pm Go to last post
  14. Dynamic block, streching a rectangle in X&Y direction in one move

    The title says it all. Is this possible? Sofar Ive managed to do this in 2 steps, strech in X and then in Y direction. I defined distance x and y for a block and then used a strech command for...

    Started by Butch‎, 10th Mar 2009 01:24 am
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    • Replies: 28
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    27th Jun 2017 12:00 am Go to last post
  15. Dynamic Blocks

    I wish we had a separate area for dynamic block discussions. It seems odd to have it lumped in with AutoCAD Drawing Management and Output. Any thought? Thanks.

    Started by iconeo‎, 26th Jun 2017 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    26th Jun 2017 08:05 pm Go to last post
  16. Wink Homerun Dynamic Block

    Hello, So the following is an example of a very nice homerun. You can bend it and it'll move the arrow accordingly, reducing time spent drafting during clean up. I'd like to make one similar to...

    Started by ryankevin15‎, 13th Jun 2017 04:24 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Jun 2017 04:43 pm Go to last post
  17. How to change Page setups for multiple drawings Without affecting its own Plot Area

    I have hundreds of drawing with 1 Layout with the following Page setup Page setup name: <None> Printer/Plotter Name : AAAA Paper Size: A4 Plot Area : Window The plot area is all different...

    Started by tive29‎, 23rd Jun 2017 11:08 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 411
    23rd Jun 2017 03:41 pm Go to last post
  18. Wink HELP purge wont purge

    Hej, I have a drawing with XREFs (underlay) after purging and saving the dwg the next time i open the dwg there are Materials and Plot Styles to purge all over again. How can i stop the materails and...

    Started by preCAD‎, 16th Jun 2017 01:42 pm
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    • Replies: 20
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    20th Jun 2017 04:30 pm Go to last post
  19. Hidden vs Legacy Hidden for Viewport Shade Plot

    I have a simple 3D iso detail that I'm including in a layout tab in it's own viewport. I have adjusted the view so the reader will see the iso view of the detail. So when I set the shade plot setting...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Jun 2017 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 633
    19th Jun 2017 05:55 pm Go to last post
  20. Background Goes Purple in Realistic Shademode

    I do a few things with 3D and like to set the Shademode to Realistic now and then. My background is set to black which allows all the colored lines my clients use so profusely. But when I set...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Jun 2017 03:37 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 363
    19th Jun 2017 04:38 pm Go to last post
  21. Love Why I can't see colors in preview ...

    Hi every one I need your help please... I have a simple drawing . When preview before printing it looks all black but when I print it prints OK ... Please how can I see exactly in the preview...

    Started by Gali‎, 16th Jun 2017 11:45 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 604
    19th Jun 2017 01:47 pm Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD Viewpoint by coordinates rather than panning

    Hi All, I'm not so much having issues as wondering if something is possible. Currently working with building layouts. Each floor of the building is in the same model space but, I want a...

    Started by WoodTCAD‎, 15th Jun 2017 06:37 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 690
    16th Jun 2017 03:41 am Go to last post
  23. Dynamic block that scales based on user input?

    Hey guys! So at my office we frequently have to show circles around objects. The circle's size is based on a multiplier that will vary with project and the diameter of the object. This is super...

    Started by eyeofnewt555‎, 8th Jun 2017 03:54 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 793
    9th Jun 2017 05:05 pm Go to last post
  24. The text is rotating through 90 degrees when I print

    This is despite its appearance in the drawing. The text is in paper space.

    Started by kippax‎, 2nd Jun 2017 04:37 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,103
    6th Jun 2017 03:32 pm Go to last post
  25. Pixelate pdf

    Hi, I am having some difficulties printing out a drawing. No matter what I do, although the print preview is fine, once I click ok to save it as a pdf it now has has a greenish type of color....

    Started by Mrlourd‎, 5th Jun 2017 05:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 634
    5th Jun 2017 10:40 pm Go to last post

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