I always try to use this wipeout command for electromechanical views that hide details so I don't have to trim line entities. I create pdf files then plot the pdf files to a printer. Why does the printed wipeout fill in black when printing?
Please refer to this article: "When I print the PDF file there are some "black blocks", they should be the wipeouts in AutoCAD."
Furthermore, you can try EXPLODEALL.vlx which can trim around wipeout and deleted objects under it and wipeout itself.
Simplest approach, instead of using wipeouts, would be to emply a solid hatch, with the color set to Truecolor white, 255,255,255 instead of color 7.
similar to the second reply, make sure the wipeout/text mask is color 255 or 255,255,255. You can easily use qselect to fix existing drawings. The plotted pdf still plots whatever color the mask is, but it's so light you usualy can't tell.
OR use the dwg to pdf.pc3. I think it is included in the software installation, so you should have it. It doesn't matter what color the mask is.
The solid black hatching is a product of the driver used to create the PDF from ACAD. Try uinsg a different driver, I was using the DWG to PDF.pc3, which produced the "black dots". Then I switched to Adobe PDF.pc3, whcih uses a different driver, and that worked.
We do not use wipeouts for that reason...try using mtext and background masking instead..make sure to set the background mask to use the drawing background color.
I've found if you change the color of the wipeout from 'By Layer' or AutoCAD's 'white' that prints as black to true color 255,255,255 (actual white, not AutoCAD white), then when you print AutoCAD figures (including from a PDF file of that figure), the black boxes, lines, etc. go away, and the figure prints correctly.
3wood's linked article is a pretty simple workaround
"Solution 1: In PDF printing dialogue, there is an "Advance" button, click it and select "print as image"."
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