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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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    26th Sep 2013 11:27 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. Incomplete drawing

    Hi all Anyone got any idea why a drawing would open without a number of objects (text) showing? I open it up and all notes are gone, yet another user opens it up in "eDrawings" and it opens...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 17th Apr 2012 09:55 am
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    24th May 2012 10:57 am Go to last post
  2. Question action macro - how to select last layout tab

    Scripts are not my strongest skill, so I hope to find some basic help. I want to make a action macro that selects the copy the last layout tab, copy that, goes modelspace and -pan @some numbers, go...

    Started by jrn‎, 3rd May 2012 02:22 pm
    layout tab, macro
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd May 2012 12:09 pm Go to last post
  3. Text not appearing

    I am adding info onto a building layout. The file that has been sent to me is one drawing ( rather than sep Xrefs ) and so I had to add my element onto the drawing via the Block Editor bit to get to...

    Started by thegodplato‎, 21st May 2012 11:50 am
    • Replies: 8
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    22nd May 2012 12:53 pm Go to last post
  4. Water Hatch Pattern File

    Hi anyone have Water Hatch .pat file can share ? Looking for those like wave kind of hatch. I know i could use superhatch to create this by using a few arcs but im looking for a faster way. ...

    Started by Jugulate‎, 21st May 2012 05:02 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st May 2012 05:24 pm Go to last post
  5. Plotting to PDF acad.pat?

    I have just started using v2012 from a 2008 version and whilst i had no problem converting to pdf before I now cannot do so. The command acad.pat cannot find file appears when i load up Autocad and...

    Started by donaldo‎, 18th May 2012 03:41 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    21st May 2012 05:09 pm Go to last post
  6. Creating a PDF Plotter

    I have a new macbook and no printer. Id like to set up my print settings to plot to pdf and choose the correct paper sizes and utilize my line type print settings. I am using auto cad 2013 and see i...

    Started by JATS101‎, 17th May 2012 07:11 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st May 2012 01:39 pm Go to last post
  7. Accessing .ctb plot settings in autocad 2013

    Where do i set my ctb settings in 2013?

    Started by JATS101‎, 17th May 2012 07:33 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st May 2012 04:13 am Go to last post
  8. Edit line weight in nested blocks of all XREF drawings.

    The 2D drawings I am working with were exported from 3D REVIT files to 2D AutoCAD files. There are several XREFed drawings that are both mechanical and architectural from the original REVIT files...

    Started by crsimmons‎, 13th May 2012 06:29 pm
    block, line, nested, weight
    • Replies: 3
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    20th May 2012 08:43 am Go to last post
  9. Printing to PDF

    Hello I am hoping someone can help. Whenever I print to PDF I seem to get a tiny scaling error. If I print directly from Autocad the drawing is scaled perfectly. When I print exactly the same...

    Started by Miss Lane‎, 18th May 2012 09:22 am
    • Replies: 5
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    18th May 2012 01:25 pm Go to last post
  10. Ole links

    MEP 2013 Is there a command to break ALL ole links in a dwg? I have a total of 68 OLE Links(one per page)..They are reaping havoc on my dwg!!! -Joseph

    Started by jgbgod‎, 17th May 2012 05:35 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    17th May 2012 05:35 pm Go to last post
  11. Plotting to a searchable text PDF

    I have been asked to plot my drawings to "PDF's that retain the text (as text) from the original design application. And then when the PDF is opened they can do a serach for a specific text" I have...

    Started by CLN47‎, 16th May 2012 07:17 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    17th May 2012 03:19 pm Go to last post
  12. Help! DWG to Tif!

    Hi all, I'm new to AutoCAD and scripting in general with AutoCAD and was looking for some insight. I need to convert DWGs to Tif. I have about a million sets of a million DWGs and need to...

    Started by Loc‎, 14th Apr 2011 02:13 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    17th May 2012 02:14 pm Go to last post
  13. Angry Hatching only shows up in paper space

    I have an exterior elevation that I copied from a previous project and in the course of editing it I deleted it to draw a new one. After x-refing it into the drawing sheet, a hatch pattern showed up...

    Started by austudent‎, 15th May 2012 08:33 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th May 2012 12:12 pm Go to last post
  14. VARIABLE text size autocad 2012

    Hello Everyone: Is there a way to have VARIABLE text size AND BLOCK SIZE autocad 2012, for different scales sizes? To sum it up I am running 1/8th scale on some of the pages in the set with a 1/4...

    Started by Efeezy‎, 15th May 2012 10:50 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    17th May 2012 05:26 am Go to last post
  15. Publish Command

    Trying to print multiple drawings. I setup up the first sheet then publish command. I select all the drawings and change the page setup and they all change to the first sheet. Then I press publish...

    Started by flyers2000‎, 15th May 2012 02:32 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th May 2012 05:36 pm Go to last post
  16. Adding File Path to my drawing border

    Hello, I would like to add at the top of my drawing border the file path for that CAD drawing. For example: C:\Documents And Settings\Name\Local Settings\Temporary Internet...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 16th May 2012 12:05 pm
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    • Replies: 17
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    16th May 2012 02:11 pm Go to last post
  17. mtext plotting - text color

    Hi folks, my first post here.. so please bear with me. Firstly, I'm using ZWCAD which should be identical to AutoCAD but who knows... One of the layers is in red, but when I plot the file, all...

    Started by rob8‎, 16th May 2012 10:08 am
    • Replies: 3
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    16th May 2012 12:18 pm Go to last post
  18. Layout size

    Hi all, I've a very generic question about the use of auto cad 2007. I need drawing borders in special formats - can't use the DIN or ANSI formats. HOW do i create these special paper sizes /...

    Started by dxwolf‎, 15th May 2012 09:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th May 2012 08:58 am Go to last post
  19. Dimension Text

    Just spent ages doing a load of measurements and when I have gone to publish it to PDF the text is coming out tiny, the settings I have used are: A3, Centred + I have used a window selection...

    Started by l00k_uk‎, 16th May 2012 12:07 am
    • Replies: 1
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    16th May 2012 01:20 am Go to last post
  20. Convert to PDF

    Hello everyone, I have this huge dwg file. Every time I try to use the print to PDF option my image is completely distorted when it is converted to PDF. All of the detail in the image becomes big...

    Started by chirstyrios89‎, 15th May 2012 04:42 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th May 2012 07:06 pm Go to last post
  21. Blocks Won't Rotate

    I'm using AutoCAD 2010, working with a drawing created by someone else. I'm completely green with AutoCAD -- never used 2D CAD of any kind before. (I do have 15 year of experience with 3D CAD, but...

    Started by tmchenry‎, 15th May 2012 05:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    15th May 2012 06:52 pm Go to last post
  22. Line Size/Weight Changing when Copying.

    When I'm copying a drawing from one dwg and pasting onto a new one the line weight or sizes are changing for some reason and when printing in A3 the drawing loses it's sharpness. The strange thing...

    Started by SAA84‎, 14th May 2012 04:39 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    15th May 2012 05:28 pm Go to last post
  23. Sheet Set Manger

    Now that I have all my custom properties set up I can't seem to update the custom ones that I made. The custom properties I have added do not seem to work when I update them the through the Sheet Set...

    Started by Diesel‎, 15th May 2012 03:58 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th May 2012 05:05 pm Go to last post
  24. laayout sheet name not in PDF output name

    Using someone elses template. When I plot to PDF the layout sheet name is not the PDF plot file name, it uses the drawing file name (and hence the same file name for all plots, not what I want). When...

    Started by madriver‎, 14th May 2012 09:15 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th May 2012 12:40 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Freeze/Unfreeze layer in the whole sheet set at once??

    I am working a lot with layers and since i am also working with sheet sets, it would be very nice to be able to freeze/unfreeze layers for the whole sheet set. Right now i need to freeze/unfreeze...

    Started by Dennis86‎, 14th May 2012 08:48 am
    freeze, layers, sheet set
    • Replies: 1
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    14th May 2012 01:35 pm Go to last post

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