I am having trouble ploting my layouts in mep 2013. I have 3 layouts: plan view, elevation and isometric views. my plan view is set to 2d wireframe visual style and the elevation and isometric are set to hidden visual style. The elevation and Isometric print off very light and some piping does not even show up at all. I have tryed to change the piping to heaver line weights and still does not print correctly. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
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Check the "plot object lineweights" in the plot manager, as it can sometimes get turned off and cause strange things to happen, especially light line weight in printing.
sorry for the confusion. I have made 3 different viewports and have set those viewports with my visual styles. I have tryed messing with the opacity and various othere settings. What i have done is created my model and made my elevation, isometric and plan view from this, and now getting it to show up with my line weights is my only problem. Have you done this before and if so how do you contol the lineweight when it is printed off?
I am profecient in autocad and I have no problem with it. I did not know if MEP was different sicne I am working with a 3d model?
when I print it off the lines show up light and they look very pixilated almost like a dotted line. I have not figuret out how to modify this setting or if there is a setting to do this on.
I have one question for you, changing to legacy hidden got all of the piping to show up but a couple. Do you have any tips on how to get the remaining to show up? My layout looks great on screen, but when I print the few pipes are missing? It is weird one pipe shows just one side of the pipe where another segment is completly missing? Have you had this problem before?
Hi just an update when you turn the viewport on hidden also try changing the fast sillhoutes setting to 1 which is 3 on default settings. This will give clarity to your 3D print outs.