The attached screenshot shows prints that came from the same plotter. On the left side you will see the prints i printed from a PDF i created via autocad. On the right you will see prints i printed from a PDF that can from an architect. Both sets of prints/PDF's were generated from the same autocad file.
How do i make my lines look as dark as the lines on the right? I looked thru settings in the printer dialogue box and couldn't find anything. I tried increasing the line weight but all it did was make thicker light lines .
Forgive my slack jawed use of autocad terminology. I am an autocad noob. Learning from lynda videos and trial and error.
In the future, when transmitting files back & forth, use the "etransmit" function from the command line. This utility will let you send (or receive) all supporting files behind the .DWG - including the plotter configurations/pen settings and fonts.
However, beware that transmitting fonts that aren't "out of the box" with windows (or whatever OS), and architects may be more prone than others at using "specialty fonts," may be a copyright violation for unauthorized distribution of the font.
As a recipient, if you use the sender's ctb settings, then you can match the look of their print for line weights, etc.
Hope this helps. Update your posting if it's not clear.