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Message 21 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

04-09-2007 01:37 PM in reply to: dgi
Thank you for your thorough response. I followed your instructions, and replaced one of the two "Object Defaults" Styles, and then tried thickening my visible lines.

However, the change was not reflected in my display, despite having "Show Line weights" checked in App.Options->Drawing.

The thickened lines are displayed for brief flashes at random intervals, and for a few milliseconds when I drag a view across the sheet and set it in another location.

This behavior is the same whether I use my pre-existing drawing and styles, when I open an example drawing, or when I use the default project, the styles installed by Inventor, and a brand new simple cube created with the freshly installed Inventor default part and IDW templates.

I'm not sure if the non-display of line weight is related to my printing problem, but it seems likely.
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 22 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

04-09-2007 06:18 PM in reply to: dgi
Here's a zip of the files you posted, modified.... Try printing the IDW.

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Dennis Jeffrey, AICE, MICE
260-312-6188
Instructor/Author/Sr. App Engr.
Inventor 11 Professional SP2, MDT 2007 SP1
HP Pavillion Zv5000 (Modified)
Geforce Go 440, Driver: .8185, 2GB RAM
XP Pro SP2, Windows Classic Theme
http://www.design-excellence.com
wrote in message news:5546269@discussion.autodesk.com...
Thank you for your thorough response. I followed your instructions, and
replaced one of the two "Object Defaults" Styles, and then tried thickening
my visible lines.

However, the change was not reflected in my display, despite having "Show
Line weights" checked in App.Options->Drawing.

The thickened lines are displayed for brief flashes at random intervals, and
for a few milliseconds when I drag a view across the sheet and set it in
another location.

This behavior is the same whether I use my pre-existing drawing and styles,
when I open an example drawing, or when I use the default project, the
styles installed by Inventor, and a brand new simple cube created with the
freshly installed Inventor default part and IDW templates.

I'm not sure if the non-display of line weight is related to my printing
problem, but it seems likely.
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 23 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

04-09-2007 06:57 PM in reply to: dgi
Have you checked these settings in Tools > Application Options > Drawing?

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Dennis Jeffrey, AICE, MICE
260-312-6188
Instructor/Author/Sr. App Engr.
Inventor 11 Professional SP2, MDT 2007 SP1
HP Pavillion Zv5000 (Modified)
Geforce Go 440, Driver: .8185, 2GB RAM
XP Pro SP2, Windows Classic Theme
http://www.design-excellence.com
wrote in message news:5546269@discussion.autodesk.com...
Thank you for your thorough response. I followed your instructions, and
replaced one of the two "Object Defaults" Styles, and then tried thickening
my visible lines.

However, the change was not reflected in my display, despite having "Show
Line weights" checked in App.Options->Drawing.

The thickened lines are displayed for brief flashes at random intervals, and
for a few milliseconds when I drag a view across the sheet and set it in
another location.

This behavior is the same whether I use my pre-existing drawing and styles,
when I open an example drawing, or when I use the default project, the
styles installed by Inventor, and a brand new simple cube created with the
freshly installed Inventor default part and IDW templates.

I'm not sure if the non-display of line weight is related to my printing
problem, but it seems likely.
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 24 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

04-09-2007 07:00 PM in reply to: dgi
2nd try....



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Dennis Jeffrey, AICE, MICE
260-312-6188
Instructor/Author/Sr. App Engr.
Inventor 11 Professional SP2, MDT 2007 SP1
HP Pavillion Zv5000 (Modified)
Geforce Go 440, Driver: .8185, 2GB RAM
XP Pro SP2, Windows Classic Theme
http://www.design-excellence.com
"Dennis Jeffrey" wrote in message
news:5546572@discussion.autodesk.com...
Have you checked these settings in Tools > Application Options > Drawing?

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Dennis Jeffrey, AICE, MICE
260-312-6188
Instructor/Author/Sr. App Engr.
Inventor 11 Professional SP2, MDT 2007 SP1
HP Pavillion Zv5000 (Modified)
Geforce Go 440, Driver: .8185, 2GB RAM
XP Pro SP2, Windows Classic Theme
http://www.design-excellence.com
wrote in message news:5546269@discussion.autodesk.com...
Thank you for your thorough response. I followed your instructions, and
replaced one of the two "Object Defaults" Styles, and then tried thickening
my visible lines.

However, the change was not reflected in my display, despite having "Show
Line weights" checked in App.Options->Drawing.

The thickened lines are displayed for brief flashes at random intervals, and
for a few milliseconds when I drag a view across the sheet and set it in
another location.

This behavior is the same whether I use my pre-existing drawing and styles,
when I open an example drawing, or when I use the default project, the
styles installed by Inventor, and a brand new simple cube created with the
freshly installed Inventor default part and IDW templates.

I'm not sure if the non-display of line weight is related to my printing
problem, but it seems likely.
Contributor dgi
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dgi
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎12-07-2005
Message 25 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

04-10-2007 08:11 AM in reply to: dgi
Thanks for your help. I opened the IDW you sent as an attachment. I did not change anything in it. In my Inventor display, hidden lines are dashed, but all lines are uniformly 1 pixel wide, rather than having different weights. You can see this in the attached screenshot. In the print preview, hidden lines are not dashed. In the printout (PDF) you can see clearly that all the lines are thin and solid. I DO have "Display Line Weights" checked in Application Options-> Display.
Contributor dgi
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dgi
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Message 26 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

04-10-2007 08:16 AM in reply to: dgi
It is interesting that my Options window looks different from yours. The buttons are in a different place and some are different. I didn't think the options window could change. Are you running a different version of Inventor? I have Inventor Professional 11. Maybe this is part of my problem.
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 27 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

04-10-2007 10:11 AM in reply to: dgi
Sorry, I was in IV 2008 when I made the screenshot. However, I tested your
files in Inventor 11.

Did you try printing the PDF file I posted?

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Dennis Jeffrey, AICE, MICE
260-312-6188
Instructor/Author/Sr. App Engr.
Inventor 11 Professional SP2, MDT 2007 SP1
HP Pavillion Zv5000 (Modified)
Geforce Go 440, Driver: .8185, 2GB RAM
XP Pro SP2, Windows Classic Theme
http://www.design-excellence.com
wrote in message news:5547162@discussion.autodesk.com...
It is interesting that my Options window looks different from yours. The
buttons are in a different place and some are different. I didn't think the
options window could change. Are you running a different version of
Inventor? I have Inventor Professional 11. Maybe this is part of my problem.
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 28 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

04-10-2007 10:25 AM in reply to: dgi
Since I seem to be the only person working on your problem, we probably
should take this off the newsgroup. Please feel free to contact me directly
by phone or e-mail. We can then post the solution to the newsgroup at a
later time.

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Dennis Jeffrey, AICE, MICE
260-312-6188
Instructor/Author/Sr. App Engr.
Inventor 11 Professional SP2, MDT 2007 SP1
HP Pavillion Zv5000 (Modified)
Geforce Go 440, Driver: .8185, 2GB RAM
XP Pro SP2, Windows Classic Theme
http://www.design-excellence.com
wrote in message news:5547162@discussion.autodesk.com...
It is interesting that my Options window looks different from yours. The
buttons are in a different place and some are different. I didn't think the
options window could change. Are you running a different version of
Inventor? I have Inventor Professional 11. Maybe this is part of my problem.
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 29 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

04-11-2007 10:49 AM in reply to: dgi
Here's the resolution of the problem:

Subject: Re: Inventor printing; discussion from Autodesk forum

Dear Dennis, Brian, and Don:

Thank you for helping me in the past few days to discover the problem with
my Inventor computer. I believe I have made a breakthrough: It turns
out that there is a known problem with the latest Nvidia driver - (91.36).

In the Release Notes for the driver, on page 6, it says "There may be
intermittent application compatibility issues with dual core CPUs"

They recommend adding some registry DWORDs that disable multithreading in
the graphics driver. It seems to have solved my display refresh problems AND
printing problems. The problem with dual-core processors is of general
interest because more and more processors are dual core these days.

It is also interesting that a graphics driver could cause a printing
problem. I had thought that output to the printer would be independent of
the graphics driver, but, no, it's certainly not.

Thanks again and I hope this was an interesting nugget for you.

-Daniel Gomez-Ibanez

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Dennis Jeffrey, AICE, MICE
260-312-6188
Instructor/Author/Sr. App Engr.
Inventor 11 Professional SP2, MDT 2007 SP1
HP Pavillion Zv5000 (Modified)
Geforce Go 440, Driver: .8185, 2GB RAM
XP Pro SP2, Windows Classic Theme
http://www.design-excellence.com

wrote in message news:5547162@discussion.autodesk.com...
It is interesting that my Options window looks different from yours. The
buttons are in a different place and some are different. I didn't think the
options window could change. Are you running a different version of
Inventor? I have Inventor Professional 11. Maybe this is part of my problem.
Valued Contributor
johanrenvall2837
Posts: 79
Registered: ‎08-09-2007
Message 30 of 30 (73 Views)

Re: Print Problem - Dashes Disappear

08-09-2007 04:39 AM in reply to: dgi
I have the same problem in InventorSuite2008 but
the solutions did not work.
Is there something else that works.

The problem is a bit diffrent after testing it more.
I try to find my problem som other place. Message was edited by: inventor2008

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