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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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  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. Express tools not working

    When I click on any of the express tools icons I get a error message which says unknown command..How do I reload my express tools.. I'm using Full version 2007

    Started by bikerblayne‎, 3rd Nov 2006 12:48 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Nov 2006 01:47 pm Go to last post
  2. Freezing xref layers in viewports

    Hi, forgive me if this is a easy question but I'm very new to xrefs & need some advice. I have a fairly basic drawing which has a equipment layout & services information. This is saved a my master...

    Started by bikerblayne‎, 18th Feb 2008 05:00 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Feb 2008 05:10 pm Go to last post
  3. Select object by their annotative scale?

    There are many objects in a drawing, some of them have 1/30 annotative scale, some at 1/40 and some have both, for example. Is there anyway of selecting objects which have the scale of 1/30?

    Started by Bikey_4‎, 20th Jun 2015 12:53 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Jun 2015 07:36 pm Go to last post
  4. HELP! Some dimension text will not stretch.

    Just recently got new workstations and had to reinstall AutoCAD @ work. Those who have been through this knows what a pain it can be getting everything setup and all neccesary variables set to what...

    Started by Bikoholic‎, 18th May 2007 11:33 pm
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    7th Sep 2010 01:15 pm Go to last post
  5. customized txt syle

    hi everyone Can i ask a question,, i wnt to make my own txt style font, pls who can help me, i think this topic already in the forum, but i cant find it, pls send me were's this thread...

    Started by bikoy‎, 25th Nov 2008 04:36 am
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    1st Dec 2008 02:42 pm Go to last post

    I use Autocad 2004 for architectural work and I am now considering purchasing ADT2006 as I understand it to be more architecturally centered. Would I still also need to buy Sketchup to speed up the...

    Started by bill‎, 9th Feb 2006 08:09 pm
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    16th Feb 2006 01:24 pm Go to last post
  7. Blocks: Unitless vs. imperial vs. metric, vs. annotative

    I am in the process of developing a library of blocks for an office that has historically drawn entirely by hand, but is now moving to autocad. Our office works in the U.S. (feet & inches) and...

    Started by Bill Boyle‎, 19th Nov 2010 08:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Nov 2010 12:41 am Go to last post
  8. portable license

    Have transported my lincence from one pc to another. On trying to send it back cant get original pc to take back licence. Help !

    Started by bill hutchison‎, 12th Dec 2005 07:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Dec 2005 08:44 am Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Annotative Schmanotative

    I was wondering how well others have mastered the art of using annotative text and dimensioning in their work. I admit I don't fully grasp the procedures used with this area but I recently prepared a...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 26th Jan 2010 06:22 pm
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  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. The Cost of Printing D & E Size Drawings

    For the last 18 months I worked for a place which was on the cutting edge of paperless office. We hardly ever printed anything unless it was absolutely necessary. My new job is almost the opposite...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 8th Apr 2011 11:05 pm
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    17th Jun 2011 12:39 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. 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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    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    22nd Oct 2014 08:15 am Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  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. 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
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    19th Jun 2017 04:38 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Views: 601
    8th Jul 2017 04:03 pm Go to last post

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