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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
    • Replies: 4
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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. Smile Dynamic Block

    Hi guys!!! :) I'm trying to create a dinamic block and I need some help. I have no idea how to create. Could you take a look in my file, please? I'm explain better my task on it. Thank you...

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 10th Jun 2014 07:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Jun 2014 09:17 pm Go to last post
  2. Drawing Revision/Copy Block Lisp

    I'm trying to automate a process which appears fairly straight forward however I have no idea how to create a Lisp or better yet a script that could complete the task. I have a set of drawings...

    Started by stew_mc‎, 9th Jun 2014 12:29 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  3. Arrow fill

    I was working away and just before I was getting readly to print when I found that my arrows where not filled. I check the arrowheads and it is set to "closed filled. and the text is ok. I have...

    Started by cadmando2‎, 16th Jan 2009 01:14 am
    • Replies: 8
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    8th Jun 2014 04:28 pm Go to last post
  4. Dynamic Block file size

    Can someone explain the reason for an extracted item from a full dynamic block with 125 or so different actions of a total file of 985 kb can be so heavy (724 kb) when all the unwanted values and...

    Started by ROBP‎, 5th Jun 2014 12:03 am
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Jun 2014 10:45 pm Go to last post
  5. Extract Attributes From Multiple Drawing Tabs

    Hi I am trying to improve workflow for our drafters in the office. One of the most time consuming problem is creating the drawing register. I have been looking into stream lining this process. ...

    Started by junkie_ball‎, 4th Jun 2014 11:43 am
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Jun 2014 10:00 pm Go to last post
  6. Title Block, Field Options

    The company I work for is currently going through some changes in the way we draw, store, and organize our cad files. we are attempting to cut down on wasted time doing things that could be done once...

    Started by FrankG TX‎, 4th Jun 2014 09:21 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Jun 2014 10:08 pm Go to last post
  7. XREF's Constantly Request Reloading

    We use some XREF's for the title blocks in our standard template drawing files. These seldom is ever get changed or edited in anyway. But no matter what, when I open one of the DWG template files the...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 4th Jun 2014 03:51 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Jun 2014 06:38 pm Go to last post
  8. Zoom Extent issue when printing AutoCAD LT 2013

    This is an odd one, *to me anyway. We have just upgraded to AutoCAD LT 2015. when printing the print settings are set at A3, Extents and Plot scale is 1:1. for the least few years going from 2010,...

    Started by MonkeyTurnip‎, 3rd Jun 2014 04:16 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Jun 2014 04:48 pm Go to last post
  9. Ghost viewports

    Has anyone had this problem before? See attached picture. Switching from model space to paperspace, one of my viewports will get stuck on the screen from it's position when it appears. Then, it...

    Started by Trebuchet‎, 4th Jun 2014 01:41 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Jun 2014 03:20 pm Go to last post
  10. Selected insert block to different layer but will not change to that layer color 8 gr

    I created blocks on 0 layer, after inserting them into a dwg, i selected them to changing the properties to different layer e-plc-panel color 8 gray. It change the that layer, but wouldn't change to...

    Started by cadmando2‎, 4th Jun 2014 12:38 am
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Jun 2014 11:49 am Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 34,651
    4th Jun 2014 07:41 am Go to last post
  12. Drawing Plotting Multiple Views To PDF

    Hi, Guys :) i have 4 views in a drawing, (view the screen shot below)8) i have to plot these 4 views into a pdf document, (each view into a seperate page in the PDF :o) now imagine me...

    Started by kArThIcK hAcKeR‎, 30th May 2014 08:04 am
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 21
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    4th Jun 2014 05:19 am Go to last post
  13. Overlaid Viewports Not Lining Up When Plotted to PDF

    Hi- So, i am attempting to make some clean, colored prints that have a black outline around the ductwork and and all the equipment. To do so, i am using 2 viewports, same scale, and overlaying...

    Started by NoahB‎, 3rd Jun 2014 09:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Jun 2014 10:24 pm Go to last post
  14. Electrical/Controls drawing managing

    looking for some feed back. when dealing with existing and new electrical and controls. what is the best in managing drawings. Say for PLC panels dwg's that are existing and new updated...

    Started by cadmando2‎, 3rd Jun 2014 03:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Jun 2014 05:07 pm Go to last post
  15. Action Parameter value in Dimensional constraint expression

    I am making a complex dynamic block. I have an rotate action on part of the block. On another part I would like to have an Aligned constraint parameter, where the angle from the rotate action is...

    Started by Rosenkrans‎, 3rd Jun 2014 02:29 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  16. Mass dwg to pdf conversion

    Hi there, I'm trying to convert a few thousand files from dwg to pdf and I believe I'm on the right track but am a little stuck. I'm attempting to use DWG TrueView though I have limited access to...

    Started by Torquin‎, 4th Aug 2012 10:41 pm
    batch plot, dwg to pdf, initialize, layouts, publish
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 18,687
    3rd Jun 2014 05:25 am Go to last post
  17. Plotting and maintaining sheet layers

    Hello, I often have drawings that are anywhere from 10-30 pages. When I plot/print I currently select a sheet, turn the appropriate layers on or off and plot. Then on to the next one which is...

    Started by kathy m‎, 29th May 2014 07:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 850
    2nd Jun 2014 02:32 pm Go to last post
  18. Dynamic block stretching polygon and a circle simultaneously

    Please advise me on how to accomplish this action. See picture. Dwg Attached. As I'm stretching the polygone i want the original cirlce to take a shape of red circle.Thanks

    Started by NoroZorro‎, 31st May 2014 01:44 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    31st May 2014 11:02 pm Go to last post
  19. Hidden actions

    I purposely hidden 100s of action command grips in a dynamic block current state how do i get them to show again, I did try show all and that did not work i did look up in all tabs in the menu ribbon...

    Started by ROBP‎, 31st May 2014 06:08 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 738
    31st May 2014 06:08 pm Go to last post
  20. Updated XREF causes viewport layer visibility to reset

    Hello all, I have a Civil 3D drawing with an xref to another drawing. When I change the xref and update the reference in the main drawing, all the xref layers I had frozen in the main drawing...

    Started by BakedPotato‎, 29th May 2014 11:42 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th May 2014 01:43 am Go to last post
  21. Smile Moving and storage of xrefs

    I'm wondering about what the complications may be or things to be concerned about with regards to moving and storing xrefs that were created from outside of the company. We are in a position whereby...

    Started by robynsmith‎, 29th May 2014 01:00 am
    drawing management, file transfer, link, reference, xref
    • Replies: 2
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    29th May 2014 11:59 am Go to last post
  22. xref misalignment

    I have 2 drawings, 1 xrefs into the other ok, but when I xref this drawing into the other it doesn't have the correct insertion point, this has happened several times with different drawings that...

    Started by AGSDesign‎, 28th May 2014 07:19 am
    • Replies: 4
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    28th May 2014 05:31 pm Go to last post
  23. Master Cad File

    Gentlemen, So I prefer to utilize a Master File for a Project where i can open it and manipulate all my drawings ensuring all have the same annotative types, scales, line types.... it also makes...

    Started by Kemphas‎, 23rd May 2014 02:53 pm
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
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  24. To create linetypes

    Hello, I'm a fairly new AutoCAD user (AutoCAD 2007 version) so there's probably a very simple answer to this. I dont know how to create linetype. example for linetype as attachments. I hope...

    Started by jdbond‎, 27th May 2014 03:23 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    28th May 2014 10:31 am Go to last post
  25. Creating a PDF plotter on server for office with paper sizes etc

    Hi! I'm trying to create an office standard for layouts and page setups etc. for making PDFs. I've created an AutoCAD template file with the layout and page setups set up (heh...) but the problem is...

    Started by PetterVitestam‎, 26th May 2014 08:48 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,559
    28th May 2014 04:00 am Go to last post

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