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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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    30th Nov 2017 06:24 pm Go to last post
  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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    29th Dec 2014 11:51 am Go to last post
  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. Dynamic Block circle stretch

    I have a block with visibility option but i need to be able to stretch one of the inner circle to match a few fixed dimensions i am sure it can be done with a lookup table but after a few trial and...

    Started by ROBP‎, 10th May 2014 03:26 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    12th May 2014 05:48 am Go to last post
  2. AutoCAD Viewport Scales are too big

    I'm running AutoCAD 2014 on a Macbook pro but I've had this problem when I was running 2012 on the same laptop. I've done my drawing in model space in millimetres, but when I try to set a viewport...

    Started by roudini‎, 9th May 2014 02:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    12th May 2014 01:54 am Go to last post
  3. Autocad 2014 centering viewports?

    Hey guys, It has been years since I have touched AutoCAD and I am creating a small drawing for work, i have a question about view ports in layouts looking into models. So basically, if i have a...

    Started by serpentxx‎, 8th May 2014 06:59 am
    center, scale, viewport
    • Replies: 4
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    10th May 2014 03:58 am Go to last post
  4. Cannot plot with styles

    I have AutoCAD 2014 on a Mac. I DO NOT have Options under tools, so I cannot change my plot style to appear when I print. I have created a plot style with lineweights, but when I go to print, I do...

    Started by marla468‎, 8th May 2014 04:32 pm
    line weights, mac, plot, plot sytles
    • Replies: 6
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    9th May 2014 03:29 am Go to last post
  5. Data Extraction to Excel turns data into dates.

    Hello Everyone, I'm using AutoCad 2014 and have Microsoft office 2007. I use attributes in every drawing. Most have identifications as 1-01 which stands for Floor 1-Item #01 or 3-27 which stands for...

    Started by arkitectin‎, 8th May 2014 04:32 pm
    attribute blocks, data extraction, excel
    • Replies: 2
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    8th May 2014 05:31 pm Go to last post
  6. Xref Method not right...? Challenging One

    I recently joined in a Civil firm and they are using too many Xrefs in their plans ( I am 8 years experienced in Civil drafting, So I am not a beginner).. I strongly think the way they do their plans...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 6th May 2014 02:39 am
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    8th May 2014 04:27 pm Go to last post
  7. Export to PDF file

    Whenever I try to export drawings from layout form to PDF, the preview always looks perfect, then has one edge cut-off after saved. I have tried several different aproaches to solve this problem,...

    Started by Tom Chitwood‎, 6th May 2014 09:05 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    8th May 2014 03:13 pm Go to last post
  8. How to use LISP?

    Can anyone tell me how to execute a lisp once I have the code in a notepad file and saved as .lsp. How do I find the command to run the lisp? Thanks

    Started by dsibbo‎, 7th May 2014 02:21 pm
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    8th May 2014 03:58 am Go to last post
  9. Help Needed

    We have a massive problem at the moment with drawings received from architects exporting from Revit. We are getting tons of blocks within blocks within blocks within blocks... I need a way to...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 7th May 2014 03:07 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th May 2014 05:00 pm Go to last post
  10. CAD 2013 printing

    Guys, please i need help, i use autocad 2013 and i cant print on A3, printer type; HP Officejet 7500A wide format (E910). i tried to import a pc3 file into my version 2013 which i saved from a...

    Started by MASTERMANNA‎, 6th May 2014 04:45 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th May 2014 09:44 am Go to last post
  11. Printing an AutoCAD 2012 drawing in Word- -Prints thumbnail size only

    I am new to AutCAD 2012 and I am writing a visual math book. I have had great success with my drawings. I am trying to post some of my drawings to a teachers online site. I have to copy my...

    Started by kcfirtel‎, 4th May 2014 08:22 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    6th May 2014 01:47 am Go to last post
  12. Automatically generate a Layout Tab

    Hey guys, This seems like an impossible maneuver, but I'd kick myself if I didn't ask the question. What'd I'd like to do: Essentially draw a selection box/window around an object in model...

    Started by dblclkmatt‎, 1st May 2014 04:28 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th May 2014 03:23 pm Go to last post
  13. Trouble with changing text formats in a table

    Hi All, Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this in. But I'm having trouble with formatting a table a certain way. I am creating a table with a user input. User will input a footage as...

    Started by rushmore‎, 2nd May 2014 07:44 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th May 2014 02:29 pm Go to last post
  14. exploding blocks with 3d solids not behiving in autocad 2015

    i have just upgraded to cad 2015, and am encountering something i have not before experienced so figure there must be a variable somewhere i am unaware of. if i start with a block that contains...

    Started by golfdogz‎, 30th Apr 2014 02:41 am
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    5th May 2014 03:50 am Go to last post
  15. Block w. Array

    I'm trying to create a block of a rectangle that when stretch vertically (using a linear paramter), the inner horizontal line will array and i get the desired result (see third sketch). However, the...

    Started by jalba‎, 1st May 2014 06:16 pm
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  16. some sort of circular xref of a layer wanted

    I have a autocad drawing from an architect. This drawing contains soms plans/drawings of a building. The building has 5 or 6 levels. For my drawings I use this architectural drawing as an xref to...

    Started by andyr74‎, 2nd May 2014 12:06 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd May 2014 01:52 pm Go to last post
  17. Layer Manager Issue

    Upon typing 'la' & hitting 'enter' to get into the layer manager no layers were visible. I had been working in the drawing for some time before this happened. I figure that I probably miss typed...

    Started by Draft1tx‎, 1st May 2014 08:45 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st May 2014 10:40 pm Go to last post
  18. Save to R12 DXF, Custom objects not compatible, but what are they?????

    I'm saving a drawing as R12 dxf to put into another bit of software (S-Paramics) as the mapping for a traffic model. When I save to dxf it says "This drawing contains custom objects that are not...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 1st May 2014 04:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st May 2014 05:02 pm Go to last post
  19. Colours In Layout

    Hi Guys I have all the various layer colours showing in layout but i would like everything to be black and white with the exception of one layer which highlights a section. Could someone give me a...

    Started by mifty12‎, 28th Apr 2014 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st May 2014 03:36 am Go to last post
  20. Annoying problem when exporting

    Does this happen for anyone else? In paperspace I have a viewbase of my model, sometimes I have bits that I like to see when editing but don't want them to be exported to PDF so I use the hide...

    Started by Buzza‎, 25th Apr 2014 03:52 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    30th Apr 2014 07:56 pm Go to last post
  21. Lineweight scaling not working

    I've been trying to plot a drawing from the layout, I made a viewport and scaled it 1:25. however when I preview the print (I'm printing to pdf by the way) the lineweight is out of scale and I've...

    Started by 17785‎, 28th Apr 2014 11:07 pm
    lineweight, plot problem, scale
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Apr 2014 12:14 am Go to last post
  22. blocks and layers

    i inserted several blocks, and using the laymch command, moved them to the desired layer, however, if i turn that layer off, the blocks are also associated with another layer, so I need to turn off 2...

    Started by Openantics‎, 26th Apr 2014 09:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Apr 2014 05:19 pm Go to last post
  23. Drawing Need help on export and import shape file in AutoCad 2012

    Dera Friends This is Sarabha Raju, Please any one tell, When I use the command "mkshape" I am getting shape file, but this file i am unable to attach in Arc GIS 9.3 When I export shape...

    Started by sarabharaju‎, 3rd Feb 2013 09:27 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Apr 2014 12:17 pm Go to last post
  24. SHP, SHX, DBF, PRJ, SBN, SBX-files - greek or what?!

    Hey folks, Hope not everyone is off on Easter vacation because I have a problem. You know how we always grump and moan about not getting the proper SHX-files sent to us with the DWG? Well, I...

    Started by Tiger‎, 25th Mar 2013 09:35 am
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Apr 2014 12:15 pm Go to last post
  25. Plan NOT showing up in view port??

    Hellllo, First post, yay! 8) I am hoping someone can help me with my annoying problem. currently running CAD 2013, I have a plan that is all ready to plot and print. Now when i went to the...

    Started by carolo‎, 21st Apr 2014 02:19 am
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,029
    26th Apr 2014 03:57 am Go to last post

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