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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. 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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  3. 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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  1. Color Not Needed

    I'm about to plot my drawing which is a set of residential stairs and handrails I created in 3D. I set the layout tab to use Monochrome. In order to get the view I wanted in one of the viewports on...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 11th Dec 2008 04:12 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Dec 2008 06:02 pm Go to last post
  2. Multi-Page PDF Output

    Okay, this looked like it was resolved a few days ago, but this morning I'm trying to print out six (6) layouts to a single PDF file. I guess I'm blind or something here but I don't see where you...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 29th Dec 2008 04:36 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Dec 2008 07:26 pm Go to last post
  3. Use Existing ctb Files

    I opened a new drawing using one of the preconfigured templates which came with ACAD 2009 (Tutorial-Arch.dwt) because I liked the title block that came with it. Now I would like to plot my drawing...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 11th May 2009 09:20 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    11th May 2009 11:29 pm Go to last post
  4. ctb File Not Available

    Environment: AutoCAD 2010 on Windows Vista Ultimate Okay, I got a nice ctb file from my old job which I have used before with my older version of AutoCAD. I'm now using 2010 and can't seem to...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 21st Jul 2009 03:14 pm
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    21st Jul 2009 03:47 pm Go to last post
  5. Rename all Layout Tabs

    Is there a quick way to renumber or rename all the layout tabs in 2010?

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 20th Aug 2009 10:14 pm
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    20th Aug 2009 11:08 pm Go to last post
  6. AutoCAD 2011 Has a Grid

    I just installed AutoCAD 2011 x64 and there seems to be some kind of grid ghosted in the model space. This is kind of neat but it also appears in the paper space which is not so neat and clutters up...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 23rd Apr 2010 03:40 am
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    18th May 2010 06:08 pm Go to last post
  7. One of the ATTRIBUTES won't show

    I have created a title block with a few attributes. One of the attributes will not show up even though I have given it a value. The ATTRIBUTE I'm having trouble with is called PROJECT_NAME. Can...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 12th Sep 2010 01:36 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Sep 2010 03:40 pm Go to last post
  8. Font Mixup When Publishing to PDF

    I have a beautifully prepared shop drawing with 28 layout tabs setup for Arch D paper. The fonts I'm using in AutoCAD 2010 are Arial & Architext. The problem is when I publish the drawing to PDF the...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 17th Sep 2010 12:48 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Sep 2010 03:22 pm Go to last post
  9. Paperless at Last

    I was wondering if more of us are starting to do things paperlessly. I've been using a product called Revu by Bluebeam and it's amazing not only for it's ability to keep track of things in a PDF file...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 28th Oct 2010 01:37 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Oct 2010 01:36 pm Go to last post
  10. Inserting Details

    I have a shop drawing on which I need to insert details that are generic DWF files supplied by one of our vendors. So my qiestion is how to I insert these drawings into my file without copying them...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 31st Oct 2010 05:31 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Oct 2010 06:37 pm Go to last post
  11. Objects in Viewport Move When I Resize Viewport

    I've got a strange situation happening. I have some viewports in paper space and when I resize the view port, the objects inside move in a strange way. I don't know if a variable got reset or...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th Jun 2011 05:25 pm
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    11th Nov 2011 09:24 pm Go to last post
  12. Annotative Text and Dims - HowTo Default With Three Annoscales

    I'm using a VLISP program to generate some drawings. That is to say that absolutely no "user input" is allowed from the moment the first line goes in until it saves the file with a new name under a...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 16th Mar 2012 03:32 pm
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  13. Explode Blocks After Insertion

    I working with a LISP program which creates some assembly drawings on the fly. For certain parts of the drawing I INSERT other dwg files which of course become blocks. Once in the drawing the users...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 7th May 2012 07:03 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    8th May 2012 04:36 pm Go to last post
  14. PLOTSTAMP Default Value

    We started using a PLOTSTAMP for drawings around here. I placed a the pss file on the server and all was well.... for a while. I placed two fields in this file, one for our company and one for a...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 16th May 2013 04:58 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  15. AutoCAD 2013 Design Suite

    We paid a bundle for each new seat of ACAD 2013 which as I understand it is actually called Design Suite as there were numerous add-ons we purchased, specifically the PDF to DWG conversion. Again,...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 29th Jun 2013 05:38 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    8th Jul 2013 01:50 pm Go to last post
  16. Cannot Set Viewport Scale

    I have a drawing I made in model space with both 2D and 3D details. I seem to have two problems with this. In working with the 3D details I often set the ShadeView to Realistic to see what it's...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 7th Apr 2014 12:57 am
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    • Replies: 14
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    7th Apr 2014 06:48 pm Go to last post
  17. ACAD.lsp and ACADDOC.lsp

    In order to fully confirm I have this right: 1. The file acad.lsp will be executed only once, provided the variable ACADLSPASDOC=0. If I place this file in a folder on the server so all users have...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 8th Apr 2014 04:55 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    9th Apr 2014 06:53 pm Go to last post
  18. Creating Searchable PDF's

    I have found out this morning that the PDF files I've been creating from AutoCAD are not searchable if we're using any .shx type font. Well, of course you can guess what type of font all 90K plus...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 20th Oct 2014 03:52 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    22nd Oct 2014 08:15 am Go to last post
  19. AutoCAD 2015 Mechanical & Automatic Layer Management

    I have wonderful LISP codes which create some viewports and place them on a special non-printing layer with a very light shade color, per the client's request. Works great for years. Now they give me...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 23rd Apr 2015 10:00 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Apr 2015 03:17 am Go to last post
  20. Constraints on AutoCAD Vanilla vs AutoCAD Mechanical

    We're testing some new methods here using the constraints in AutoCAD. It seemed to be working fine but then suddenly it's not. I'm wondering if there is any limit on the number of constraints you can...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 3rd Aug 2016 08:13 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Aug 2016 08:30 pm Go to last post
  21. Dynamic Block w/Fluid OC Spacing

    I'm working on a couple of dynamic blocks, still very new to the topic so I don't know all that's needed just yet. But can you make a dynamic block conform to the spacing shown in this sketch: On the...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 28th Jul 2016 01:22 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Jul 2016 06:29 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
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    17th Apr 2017 01:06 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 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: 368
    19th Jun 2017 04:38 pm Go to last post

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