I believe I have done this successfully before so I'm not sure what the problem is. Here is the situation.
AutoCAD 2013 Windows XP
I have a drawing (Drawing A) that contains a PDF (using PDF attach) with text over the PDF.
I then have this drawing Xref'd (as overlay and as attachment) into another drawing (Drawing B). When I print this drawing (Drawing B). The text prints but the pdf does not.
In Drawing A the pdf is on the 0 layer.
In Drawing B the pdf is on 0 layer.
The 0 layer is not frozen and is set to print.
The xref in drawing B is set to overlay and relative (I tried absolute).
I can see the pdf in drawing B.
PDFrame is set to 2 in dwg A and B.
Any Ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
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I just duplicated your steps and it works OK here.
If you start with a new empty drawing and put a random PDF in it, and go from there, does it end up the same?
In other words can you repeat this with any drawings and any PDF?
DEFPOINTS layer frozen and/or non-plotting? Layers 0 and DEFPOINTS have a bit of a complex (and hidden) relationship, so I normally advise my users to avoid both and use "proper" layers for day-to-day operations.
It must have been the pdf. I'm not sure how it 'went bad' as it had worked before.
I tried what seemed like 100 different setups between what files the pdf's and xref where kept in. However it seems to be working ok with the new pdf.
I will post if I find a combination that causes problems.
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