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  1. Hello to everybody, I'm writing my first message as I started developing my first App. The thing is I have a dwg with the same number of paper space layouts and views, and the same viewport for all the paper space's layouts. So the problem is: I'm stuck trying to link the viewport of each layout to the correspondig view. I attach in .txt the code for VB.NET and appreciate if anybody can help me in this very first real project. Thanks for helping.CODES.txt
  2. Hello all. I need a lisp that will merge all layouts, that start with a certain name, into one PDF file. I have already made some progress with this Lisp. With the dwgprops I get information about the current file path, which I then merge all with the stract command. This also works, only the command "-Export" "ak" can only print one sheet. The number of layouts that start with "Plan..." are always different. Does anyone have an idea which command works instead for publish all Layouts, that beginns with the same name? The -publish command always asks me
  3. Hi Guys, I have several layouts when drawing, which also have different names. I want to save in a Lisp all layouts that start with a specific name in a certain folder as PDF. I am new in lisp, but i have managed to write a lisp that selects the correct location for me. Unfortunately only all layouts are printed. (defun c:Dokument_Export () (command "-EXPORT" "PDF" "ALLE" (strcat (substr (getvar "DWGPREFIX") 1 70) "\\08_Auftragsbestätigung\\" (strcat (substr (getvar "DWGNAME")
  4. My model and layout tabs are missing in Autocad 2018, is there any other way to bring them back? i have tried below method by check the box that said"Display layout and model tabs but still does not work. i also set the value to 0 and 1 doesn't work, Please help. thanks Products and versions covered
  5. sinergy

    Layout not working well

    Hi The existing layout that I had configured to present parts of the drawing that is in the model is not showing well all of a sudden. What I see is exactly the same copy of what I have in the model, only rotated by 90º. On the other hand, when I hover with the mouse on top of the layout's tab, a thumbnail of the content of the layout appears, where it actually shows the work that I had done before (where there were several viewports, and a title block). See attached file. So this look weird to me....In some way it looks as if autocad still remembers the actual content but is not
  6. Hello, I am interested in a LISP able to make overlapping sheets as layouts following a road alignment and overlap a fraction. Each sheet will have its own UCS or view orientation. You can see it from these videos: anyone knows one? Best regards, Daniel
  7. Hi everyone, I'm new to using macros/lisps in AutoCAD, though I do have a small programming background in some other programs. To give you some background on what I'm trying to do: I have a big .dwg file that shows all of the roads in a particular city in the USA, and I have created views of all of the intersections that have crosswalks. All of these intersections have their own intersection IDs, which have a format such as BRI1, BRI2A, BRI3B, BRI4, BRI5, etc., through BRI170. I have already created all of the views from these intersections, and now, in the same .dwg, I am trying to quickl
  8. Hello, guys! So, I have this 3D view of my project and my personal layout on the same .dwg file. Attached herewith is a screenshot of the 3D view, that I want to place on my layout, and my own personal layout. Can somebody please give me a step-by-step procedure on how to this. An example is also attached for your reference. Thank you very much & I appreciate whatever help you can give me
  9. Hi, I have my xref-drawings with many layouts with even more viewports. In all these viewports i wanna show different kind of information and therefore i have to freeze some of the them, depending of what i want to show ofc. Now i just realized i have to change all my layer names from the orginal drawing, and when i do that all the freezed layers unfreezes in my xref viewports. for ex. All my layers starting with B_..... and now i wanna change that to X_... but i still wanna keep the layers frozen/unfrozen on the particular viewport in my xref-file. I Hope you guys un
  10. I'm familiar with creating assembly drawings in SolidWorks, but AutoCAD is a different animal. This layout looks hideous. Why won't my dashed lines and dimensions show in the second viewport? And even if they did, I don't think the annotative dimstyle is doing anything. And no matter what I do, the layout won't plot in monochrome.ctb; the lines still have their colors. And does anyone have advice on how to make this look more professional? A tremendous THANK YOU to anyone willing to help me with this. I think it's clear I officially have no idea what I'm doing. Delta Bracket_uploa
  11. Hello, I have problem with command reactor. I want to dress up (add some blok, put viewport in specific layer) all new layouts created by command „layout“ with option „New“ or the „plus“ icon in layout list panel. How can I find out the event (new layout) is occured? And how can I get reference to this new layout? Any ideas? Command ended reactor to command "LAYOUT" fires everytime even the new layout is not created. Thanks for help and I'am sorry for my english Marek
  12. Hello Again I found this script that i wanna change because it does not work well when layouts are not "Layout 1", "Layout 2" , etc even for example if i already have the layouts numbered but have to create another one or simply re-arrange them (alert "Use at command line to execute program:\n\n numlay") (defun c:numlay (/ i) (vl-load-com) (setq i 0) (foreach x (layoutlist) (vla-put-name (vla-item (vla-get-layouts (vla-get-activedocument (vlax-get-acad-object)) ) x ) (strcat (itoa (setq i (1+ i)))) ) ) (princ) ) I wanna it to : 1) Auto
  13. Models with different sizes (m² or ft²) and scales (1:50, 1:100, 1:200, etc.) are divided into different numbers of layouts. I have seen they are either put into a single layout or divided into several layouts. How do you know into how many layouts and at which points a model should be divided to print it out with the right scale and paper size? Thanks in advance.
  14. Hello, The layout scale in my drawing is set to 1:1 (image 1). However, the object is clearly not 6 inches, as it would be more than half of the 8.5" width of the page (image 2). What is scaling the objects? How can I not have the objects scaled? Thank you for your time.
  15. I looked for a way to create a detail and arrived to Layout tab, Crate View, and Detail. But at Create View, Detail is dimmed, non clickable. Can someone help? Thanks, Luis.
  16. Hello! I must have done something with my property bar because all of a sudden it's look like this (see attached file) I want it to look like it use to, the normal way. what will i do?
  17. Hi! how to set out a drawing to a Layout from model space? Please explain step by step process. Atul
  18. Hi all, I have about 140 layouts and I've just been asked to add a piece of information (some mtext) to every other layout, any ideas? Any help is appreciated, Dave
  19. Hi there. Problem : I`m trying to create a sheet set from existing drawing. When I browse to the folder where the drawing is, it doesn`t show me it in "Choose Layouts" window. I tried renaming the drawing, putting it in another folder, deleting all *.dst files but no success. Few days ago, it worked fine. I can still see the older versions (backups) of my drawing, but they are not actual (lot of work done since). Is there something I`m missing? Can you help me with this issue? Thanks for help.
  20. When working in model space for an extended amount of time then selecting the layout tab the program crashes. I have had it happen so many times I have gotten in the habit of hitting save before switching. Any ideas? I know that there is an upgrade for Civil 3D 2014 that I have not had the time for my boss to load up. Would that fix it?
  21. 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 space, and it is auto-magically captured inside of a viewport on a brand new Layout tab (duplicating the layout settings of an already existing "master" tab). I'm so used to using the "Print Window" feature, it seems liked it'd be possible to snapshot objects in this manner in a more permanent fashion, making plotting quicker and easier. Especially if I need to do multiple prints. Thought
  22. grain

    Scaling Problems with Layout

    Using the Page Setup Manager I set a page size of A1 landscape. When I scale my model in Model space to 1:20 (a small bathroom drawn metric 2m wide) it appears about 4 times too big. What could I be doing wrong. The units in model space is metric. It was initially working but somehow I must have reset something. Any thoughts really appreciated.
  23. Hey! Here is my problem: I have a 2010 .dwg draw(my CAD version is 2011), and on my layout i can't see the locked layers ( i can see them on the model view). I think the problem is with my AutoCad because on the other device i can see the locked layers on the layout. Thanks for your help!
  24. Hello, I work for a practice of landscape architects. On the project I'm working on we have a series of drawings covering the site layout or construction details. Each drawing will issue corresponds to a page layout. When we issue revised drawings to the contractor as PDFs we also need to issue DWGs to the other members of the design team. I bind any xrefs and remove all unrelated page layouts... however, the DWG is still very large and most importantly the model space still contains a lot of extra, unnecessary information. It's just not cost effective to manually strip away objects that
  25. I have a finished 3D model in AutoCAD (although I did import it from another program), and I want to create the standard orthographic views as easily as possible. This tutorial looked perfect http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-create-a-2d-view-from-a-3d-model-in-autocad.html but i ran into some trouble. At step 5, where it says to press Base or use the command VIEWBASE i get a window that will ask me to open up some kind of inventor file. The tutorial does not acknowledge this, but the rest of the instructions and result seem like just what I need! Anybody know how to do it in t
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