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Transparent solid hatch plotting with vertical lines

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02-05-2014 12:47 AM

Hi, When I plot a drawing with a transparent solid hatch within this drawing, it plots with horizontal lines across the hatch pattern as shown on attached file.  I know there is a work round by using a gradient hatch with the two colours set as the same, but is there any fix to stop this happening with a solid hatch pattern?  (using a solid gradient transparent hatch has caused another issue as it seems to have problems pdf'ing with dwg to pdf.pc3, as mentioned on another post)  This problem with the Transparent solid hatch happens when plotting to any plotter or PDF device and also with our pen settings set and no pen settings.  Problem happens in LT2012 & LT2014.


Thanks in advance!


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Re: Transparent solid hatch plotting with vertical lines

04-08-2014 02:07 AM in reply to: mick_mcg

It is probably caused by the plotter, and not autocad itself.
Try plotting at higher quality. There is an option for plot quality in the autocad plot window.

At the default 'normal' setting my plotter allso leaves those lines, but not at 'maximum'.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Transparent solid hatch plotting with vertical lines

04-08-2014 11:26 AM in reply to: anders_epost

Agree with the DPI for the PDF. You will need to drill down into the PC3 file for DWG to PDF.pc3 to up the DPI.

PLOTTERMANAGER, DWG to PDF.pc3, (double click), Device and Document tab, Custom Properties, Custom Properties...

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