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Gridlines printing incorrectly from PDFs

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05-11-2013 09:39 AM



I am working on a project in which the drawing prints perfectly fine from within CAD and produces PDFs which electronically look perfectly fine. The problem is that when I print from the PDF file then all of a sudden the bubbles of the gridlines become solid dark circles and I have no idea why. Last week when we printed this project the PDFs had no problem. When we got the updated backgrounds now this issue arose which would seem to suggest a corrupted architectural file. However, when I go back and try to create the PDFs from the last week's drawings, now all of a suddent they aren't working either. And to top it all off, I tried printing PDFs from a different project and it works completely fine!!!


It seems like our system just hates this project? Honestly I am completely dumbfounded as to what is going on. Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Gridlines printing incorrectly from PDFs

05-15-2013 03:46 AM in reply to: pmpe-Arash

the problem is from whoever printed the drawing to PDF.  If certain blocks are set to high graphics instead of monochrome when the drawing is plotted, the item comes in solid.  Whoever is printing the drawing would need to click on the object then edit the troublesome block and change the it in the properties manager to monochrome instead of high graphics before plotting.  I don't know why it does that but it fixed the problem for me.

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