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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. Xref file layer ON / OFF setting

    Dear anyone; I need to know, I have an Xref file with over 200 layers, that Xref file I need to attached to many dwgs, So I will attach that Xref to one dwg, In that xref dwg nearly half of the...

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 30th May 2017 03:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th May 2017 09:23 pm Go to last post
  2. Dynamic Tags Not Showing

    Good morning, Hello, this is probably a very easy answer (newbie and all, bear with me please) but, I received a drawing from another office and, upon opening in my 2018 CAD, the layers showing...

    Started by SD_CAD‎, 30th May 2017 07:37 pm
    dynamic tags not showing, layers
    • Replies: 0
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    30th May 2017 07:37 pm Go to last post
  3. Block attributes

    Help needed, i made a block for a Speed Limit road sign which inserted i can change to various speeds... hope it make sense...

    Started by keiths‎, 24th May 2017 07:30 am
    • Replies: 3
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    25th May 2017 04:41 am Go to last post
  4. Xref re-sizing

    So, I have an Xref Block that when I bring in is way smaller than I want it to be. And I want to scale it up to be the exact same scale as the current drawing. How would I go about it?? ...

    Started by TheRealForbes‎, 18th May 2017 04:27 pm
    scale, xref block import
    • Replies: 2
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    18th May 2017 05:49 pm Go to last post
  5. Can I change the name of a drawing that is being xreffed?

    An outside consultant doing work for our Fire/Safety department created a series of drawings showing the locations of panels, alarms, lights, horns, etc. using our in-house building layouts. For...

    Started by ReMark‎, 18th May 2017 11:54 am
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    18th May 2017 05:48 pm Go to last post
  6. Add an user input in a custom attribute

    Hello guys, I've created this simple block that allow to draw armor in slab in a faster way. I'm not able to change the phi.. I've created the user parameter but the _regen doesn't work.. It...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 6th Apr 2017 05:48 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th May 2017 12:15 pm Go to last post
  7. combining two hatches?

    often i hatch two areas separately. is there any way to combine 2 adjacent hatches? for eg there are two adjacent rectangles which are hatched with same pattern hving the same scale. if i make the...

    Started by rock1‎, 7th Dec 2011 07:07 am
    • Replies: 9
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    17th May 2017 02:50 pm Go to last post
  8. Want to prepare Guard Rail and Barrier Layout

    Could you please any one help me i want to prepare one layout to show GuardRail and Protection Barrier,how can make with Shape command or Dynamic block I dont want to use poly line please help me...

    Started by afrazahmed‎, 16th May 2017 02:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    17th May 2017 10:46 am Go to last post
  9. Using Autocad .pat files in photoshop?

    I have lot of hatch patterns for autocad. I want to use them in Photoshop. While trying to load the pat file, photoshop says that it is bad or corrupted. On the contrary, they work pretty fine in...

    Started by rock1‎, 15th May 2017 03:21 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th May 2017 08:21 pm Go to last post
  10. how to import google earth in auto cad

    Please can some one help me Im want to bring google earth in auto cad on same reference please help me

    Started by afrazahmed‎, 14th May 2017 09:24 am
    • Replies: 3
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    15th May 2017 02:58 pm Go to last post
  11. 3d polyline to polyline

    Is there a way of converting 3d polylines to polylines with an elevation? I have a dwg of contour information, the contours are 3d polylines, because they are contours the z value is constant all...

    Started by daiharv‎, 20th Jan 2006 11:40 am
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    15th May 2017 09:57 am Go to last post
  12. Power point to Autocad 2011

    Hi All, I need to print a power point diagram in A1 on my plotter but don't have those options in power point. I have tried to copy the diagram into autocad 2011 but the text running down the...

    Started by Franny‎, 11th May 2017 02:35 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    11th May 2017 02:57 pm Go to last post
  13. Curve Labels in Dragged State, changing symbology

    Hi all, I'm drafting out plat info, property lines, and labeling curves. I changed the Curve Label Format to DDMMSS and that worked, but when I drag it (leaving it as Stacked Text) the minutes and...

    Started by Bertdorf3‎, 5th May 2017 08:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    9th May 2017 04:02 am Go to last post
  14. Creating rotating dynamic blocks with persistently horizontal attributes

    Hi all I am hoping to create a block which has two components, a drafted entity and a set of attributes. The thing is, I need to make it so that when you rotate the entity the attributes remain...

    Started by SOliver‎, 3rd May 2017 10:08 am
    • Replies: 3
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    4th May 2017 04:38 pm Go to last post
  15. Attributes in Dynamic Blocks..

    Hi, How come attributes in Dynamic Blocks won't stretch with the rest of the objects when included in a stretch action? Or at least i can't get them to. They don't seem like being included in...

    Started by hardwired‎, 27th Mar 2008 11:00 am
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd May 2017 02:55 am Go to last post
  16. Sheetset manager option to rename layout tab

    When working in the Sheet set manager, if you are in the dialog box to rename and renumber the sheets, it gives you the option to change the layout tab to the sheet title listed in the SSM. Am...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 25th Apr 2017 07:45 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd May 2017 02:15 pm Go to last post
  17. Setting up increments or distance in a Dynamic block

    I created a simple 2D plan view dynamic block of a steel beam in a zero layer (white line) and the beam flange in a non-plot layer (gray rectangle). I have a problem with the block when I set my...

    Started by jaff‎, 15th Jun 2016 05:52 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    1st May 2017 05:11 pm Go to last post
  18. Smile Xref's color

    Hi, I set up my xref drawing in color 0 which is the white. BUt when I insert it to a new drawing as an xref it became blue. How can I change it to another color like gray as most usual practice. ...

    Started by jsa346‎, 27th Apr 2017 04:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Apr 2017 05:19 pm Go to last post
  19. restore view with scale set

    hi using autocad for 6 years now but never ask that basic question, im model space i want to set my scale make a view go to layout create a viewport

    Started by samifox‎, 25th Apr 2017 10:26 am
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Apr 2017 01:01 pm Go to last post
  20. drawing suddnly switch to unofficial snapemode (F9)

    hi using acad 2010 and 2017, my drawing suddnly switch to snapemode (F9) but the official snap mode is turned off, only when i close and open the drawing again its ok but after 3 minets the...

    Started by samifox‎, 26th Apr 2017 10:04 am
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Apr 2017 12:18 pm Go to last post
  21. Synchronize Custom Scale Between Two Viewports

    I have two viewports on a layout tab. One will be a front view, the other will be a plan view. To fit them comfortably on the sheet I tried a couple of scales and found that only using a custom scale...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th Apr 2017 12:11 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Apr 2017 02:57 pm Go to last post
  22. How to refresh and reload a block?

    I understand that when I insert block A from drawing B into drawing C it creates a copy of A locally in C. First question, is there any way to refresh or overwrite the local block C(in B) with...

    Started by jkristia‎, 27th Oct 2008 10:23 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    21st Apr 2017 02:33 pm Go to last post
  23. Dynamic block of a section

    I am trying to stretch my block of a section from the quarter corner but I need to be able to have different distance multipliers for the x and y values. This is my first attempt at creating a...

    Started by tdunn_3‎, 19th Apr 2017 08:19 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    20th Apr 2017 06:55 pm Go to last post
  24. Lineweight Question

    I'm printing some 24 x 36 sheets using the BluebeamPDF driver which came with my Bluebeam software. The trouble is when printing the entire layout and I do a Preview, the lines get very muddy. The...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 18th Apr 2017 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Apr 2017 12:53 pm Go to last post
  25. Background Colors

    I've got a drawing from a friend who apparently uses a different background color scheme than I do. He uses blue for the text and it makes it almost impossible to read on my model space because I use...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 14th Apr 2017 10:09 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,220
    17th Apr 2017 01:06 pm Go to last post

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