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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
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    4th Jun 2014 07:41 am Go to last post
  6. 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
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    • Replies: 21
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    4th Jun 2014 05:19 am Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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    3rd Jun 2014 02:29 pm Go to last post
  10. 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: 19,535
    3rd Jun 2014 05:25 am Go to last post
  11. 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
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    2nd Jun 2014 02:32 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
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    31st May 2014 06:08 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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    • Replies: 20
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    28th May 2014 12:17 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    28th May 2014 04:00 am Go to last post
  20. Block Properties - Date Modified

    Hi All, How can I see the "Date Modified" of a block in a drawing? Cheers Ali

    Started by alijahed‎, 26th May 2014 06:48 am
    • Replies: 9
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    27th May 2014 05:52 am Go to last post
  21. Cad blocks mysteriously say invalid?! Help?!

    Our server went down today and unfortunately our Master AutoCad "working" file folder did as well. We were able to get it restored however all of our blocks that we actively use for toolbars, drop...

    Started by tmelancon‎, 23rd May 2014 10:40 pm
    block, crash, invalid
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd May 2014 11:11 pm Go to last post
  22. Printing to PDF

    hi guys i was wondering if you can help me out? I have forgotten what text to add to the paperspace tab so when printing to a pdf document the default name given ignores it. Thanks in advanced.

    Started by sliice‎, 23rd May 2014 11:34 am
    • Replies: 0
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  23. CTB - Edit Lineweights

    Hi All I have been give a CTB file for a project. It contains custom Lineweights for various colours such as 0.16mm and 0.2263mm. Edited via opening CTB file -> Table View -> "Edit Lineweights"...

    Started by Shoey‎, 20th May 2014 03:46 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    22nd May 2014 07:34 pm Go to last post
  24. Object/Image/Frame

    Object/Image/frame 0 - image not displayed or plotted 1 - Displays and plots image frame 2 - displays but does not plot image frame This is the way I have done this command forever....however,...

    Started by miscille‎, 20th May 2014 04:51 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st May 2014 05:45 pm Go to last post
  25. Converting from 3dsmax > Autocad > PDF

    Hi, I have solved the two parts it just the last part (from Autocad to pdf) which is problem for me. Units : Millimeters in 3dsmax and Autocad. I created an Archi model in 3dsmax cleaned it...

    Started by Manuce‎, 19th May 2014 10:44 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    21st May 2014 12:12 pm Go to last post

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