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XREF titleblock plotting too light

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01-04-2013 01:38 PM

Working in AutoCAD 2013

Plotting from the Layout - Model is plotting fine, XREF Titleblock is plotting out too light, about 20% of what model plots.

XREFd on 0 layer (tried on different layer, result = no difference) all other aspects of plot are correct





Print Preferences

- line and text (not photo)

- dpi 600


I found a work-around but it isn't realistic in the longterm, I inserted the Title block as a BLOCK and exploded it, and then the titleblock plotted fine with each of the different Title Block layers plotting correct to pen width.


I would be obliged if a more experienced user could help me correct this problem.


Best Regards,


Jon e O



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Re: XREF titleblock plotting too light

01-04-2013 01:47 PM in reply to: joleinick

Go into the layer manager,  pick an xref, is Transparency set to other than 0?, what is the plot style set to for each layer within the xref?

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Re: XREF titleblock plotting too light

01-05-2013 06:49 AM in reply to: joleinick
We do this all the time with no issues: can you post your titleblock (minus sensitive info) and a top file it is XRefed into to (also minus sensitive info) along with your plot style table for us to experience your issue?
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Re: XREF titleblock plotting too light

01-15-2013 06:07 PM in reply to: GrantsPirate
Thank you for responding Transparency - All 13 layers are set to 0 Transparency Plot Styles - 12 different Colors, 2 Colors shared by 2 of the 13 layers. Best Regards, Frize Corporation - P# 626-369-6088 Jon E. Oleinick - C# 626-786-9186 16605 E. Gale Ave. Industry, CA 91745 "The difficult we will do today, the impossible will be done tomorrow" - Jim Frize

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