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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. 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
    • Replies: 4
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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. Having problems with this dynamic block with constraints

    I created a dynamic block for a detail magnification symbol. Attachment It consists of a circle at the origin, another circle away. There are two tangent lines connecting them. A...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 27th Jun 2017 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Jul 2017 06:23 am Go to last post
  2. creating a block that make decisions while moving

    hi it is possible creating a dynamic block that makes decisions while moving? for example, creating 2 rectangles, and say : if the left rectangle width is becoming more than 100cm start...

    Started by samifox‎, 16th Jul 2017 12:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Jul 2017 06:15 am Go to last post
  3. xrefed drawing is missplaced if it was saved while layout is active

    hi using acad2010, i notice that when i xref a drawing that was saved with its layout active , i cant see it in the host, only when i resave it in modelspace active i can see it. any...

    Started by samifox‎, 16th Jul 2017 07:53 am
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jul 2017 07:27 am Go to last post
  4. publish problems

    I have a set of sheets that I tried to publish to PDF many times. Some of then come out OK but some of them the text that is in the title block that is defined by attributes comes out thinner that...

    Started by SRN‎, 18th Jul 2017 02:10 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Jul 2017 07:19 am Go to last post
  5. Toggle select block or individual elements in the block?

    Hi I was thinking about the scope of selecting a block. More specifically, a toggle or a keyboard combination that allows the user to select the block as a block or individual elements inside...

    Started by samifox‎, 20th Jul 2017 07:15 am
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Jul 2017 07:15 am Go to last post
  6. editing title blocks

    Some sheets provided by our customer have model sheets and layout sheets. The model sheet contains most of the drawing but the layout sheet adds the title block. However this results in an inability...

    Started by SRN‎, 18th Jul 2017 02:17 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Jul 2017 05:11 am Go to last post
  7. Publish Annotative Blocks Too Big

    I'm having a problem with some annotative blocks when I PUBLISH. Most of my co-workers have had this problem but we're not sure if it started in Autocad 2017 or 2018 (LT). I just switched to '18 and...

    Started by qball‎, 18th Jul 2017 12:31 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 372
    18th Jul 2017 05:26 pm Go to last post
  8. Wblock Etransmitted archive

    hi i want to establish a program that will 1.open a zip archive to a temporary folder 2.for each dwg #perform wblock on file.dwg #save to the same location file_wb.dwg ...

    Started by samifox‎, 13th Jul 2017 06:43 am
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    17th Jul 2017 08:22 am Go to last post
  9. Duplicate a Layer in Layer Properties

    Hello, How do I duplicate a Layer in Layer Properties? Thanks AutoCAD 2016

    Started by Casio47‎, 13th Jul 2017 01:23 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jul 2017 01:44 pm Go to last post
  10. somehow the xref is off position

    hi i xref a drawing, with the same ucs,units as the host. but still they are not sharing the same cordinates any idea?

    Started by samifox‎, 16th Jul 2017 08:51 am
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Jul 2017 12:56 pm Go to last post
  11. Problem when plotting with transparency

    Hi people, I am having a problem when plotting .PLT files. Just wondering if someone had the same problem, and a solution for it. I am using AutoCAD LT 2012. When I plot with transparency box...

    Started by belmartinelli‎, 13th Jul 2017 01:16 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Jul 2017 12:54 am Go to last post
  12. 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
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    11th Jul 2017 01:36 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
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    10th Jul 2017 01:08 pm Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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
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    7th Jul 2017 03:34 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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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  24. 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
  25. 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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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 28
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    27th Jun 2017 12:00 am Go to last post

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