AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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shinysingh
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎06-19-2012
Message 1 of 8 (88 Views)

Attachment Issue

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10-16-2012 08:32 AM

Hello, There!!!

 

i am having problem printing my drawing on autocad civil 3d 2010. i have attached a zoning file on top of the existing file. and change the plot style to make it work. but when i do print preview, it doesnt show me the attached file....

i am not quite sure, what am i doing wrong?

I would really appreciate it, if someone can help me ASAP. 

 

Thanks,

Shiny

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ccoles
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Registered: ‎06-26-2007
Message 2 of 8 (85 Views)

Re: Attachment Issue

10-16-2012 08:34 AM in reply to: shinysingh

Make sure the layer the attchment is on is not a 'No Plot' layer. Hint, when you attach a reference file, it is placed on the current layer and treated like a block. If the current layer is set to 'No Plot', the entire reference file will not show up when plotting.

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shinysingh
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Message 3 of 8 (81 Views)

Re: Attachment Issue

10-16-2012 08:51 AM in reply to: ccoles

I have tried turning on all the layers and none of the layer is on 'NO PLOT'.

dunno what am i missing??

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shinysingh
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Registered: ‎06-19-2012
Message 4 of 8 (74 Views)

Re: Attachment Issue

10-16-2012 09:24 AM in reply to: shinysingh

It's not showing me my attached file on print preview with any plot style table. 

don't know if it's not recognising the attached file. and if yes, then why is it not recoginising???

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Craig.Tomlinson
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Registered: ‎07-01-2010
Message 5 of 8 (66 Views)

Re: Attachment Issue

10-16-2012 10:01 AM in reply to: shinysingh

When you say attach.. Are you saying you used xref?

Is the file you "attached" a DWG?

Is the file on the defpoint layer?

 

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shinysingh
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Registered: ‎06-19-2012
Message 6 of 8 (64 Views)

Re: Attachment Issue

10-16-2012 10:06 AM in reply to: Craig.Tomlinson

yes i xref the file... and it is a DWG file 

also, i don't think so its on defpoint layer...but at the same time, i just realised that under layer properties..my defpoint layer's plot is froze... and i can't unfreeze it... 

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Craig.Tomlinson
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Message 7 of 8 (58 Views)

Re: Attachment Issue

10-16-2012 10:10 AM in reply to: shinysingh

defpoints is an unplottable layer. I fyour xref is on the defpoint layer change the xref's layer in properties to layer 0 or some other layer that is plottable

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shinysingh
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Registered: ‎06-19-2012
Message 8 of 8 (57 Views)

Re: Attachment Issue

10-16-2012 10:10 AM in reply to: shinysingh

never mind.. it worked...

from the xref file, every layer was on PLOT except the viewport layer..

i guess it was just a matter of clicking that viewport PLOT button on... 

but, thanks for helping ....!!!

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