A friend of mine has got a problem that's got me stumped. He's got a series of roadway plans where the North arrow shows up fine on some sheets, but the fill (solid hatch) in the arrows doesn't display on others. The arrows are blocks, all the elements in the block are on layer "0" (zero).and the blocks reside in model space.
Just for grins. I had him expand a viewport (where the arrow looks fine) to capture a problematic arrow and... it looks fine. So, it's not an arrow/block/layer issue. It's a viewport issue. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
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What's .stb? - By the way, the sheets plot the same way they display (unfilled).
I thought the block might be torqued in the Z plane (which will do this); but the fact that one viewport can look at the block and it looks fine, whereas another viewport looking at the same block displays as 'unfilled' tells me it's something to do with the viewports.
It's bizzare. I'm about ready to have him shut down ACAD and relaunch.
I remember now, click in each viewport while in paperspace and type in SHADEMODE, set it to as 2dwireframe.
Do all of them, the one not show solid, because it uses 3dHidden.
Ooo, it looks like you're on to something! (shademode) - ...but there's still some weirdness. So, I'm gonna have him send me a link to the dwg, I'll open it and play with it a while. - but I think you're on the right track. Thanks!
Another guy in this office has had a similar problem, but when he redefines (a different North arrow block) with the block editor, that also fixes the problem. (?) Although, that solution didn't work for us.
Like I said, I'm gonna test your solution more when I get access to the file.
It turns out he wasn't looking straight down on the XY plane (DDVPOINT was 89.2 to the XY plane, instead of 90.0). So it was fortunate the hatch was jacked up. Otherwise he wouldn't have noticed the root problem (he had the UCS icon off (I had told him to make sure the UCS was World, but I guess I should'a told'm to turn the **** thing on too ;-).
Once we fixed the viewing angle, the hatch came back fine (& he got the "Z" off his UCS) and a hundred feet was a hundred feet again)).
Thanks for the SHADEMODE idea. That's one of those settings I use so rarely, I had forgotten.
Thanks again for having someone to bounce ideas off, that helped!
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