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Trouble with Printing

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09-25-2013 12:18 PM

Ok so now for some reason when I print, it is only printing my annotations and dimensions and leaving out all my model categories. Yet I can plainly see them on my sheet. Has anyone run into this before, or maybe know what the cause might be? Bause Im stumped! thanks!

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Re: Trouble with Printing

09-25-2013 03:21 PM in reply to: michaelmead

I am attaching what it looks like

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Re: Trouble with Printing

09-26-2013 06:29 AM in reply to: michaelmead

Are you printing with Raster Processing (under Print Setup)? If so, I would suggest switching it to Vector Processing.

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Re: Trouble with Printing

09-26-2013 08:10 AM in reply to: CADastrophe
Well, I tried changing to vector processing. In print preview, it showed up as it was going to print. Then I selected the 4 sheets I wanted to print. Then it failed. It printed only the annotations again. ??


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Re: Trouble with Printing

09-26-2013 11:19 AM in reply to: michaelmead

Try the following:


1. If this is a Worksharing file close it > re-open with Audit checked > Purge > then save-as > project > Options (lower right of save window) > check off Save this file as a new central after save > re-name and save > close > re-open and test printing. Also, check your Warnings.

2. Do you get the same results if you try printing from another PC? 

3. Do all users get the same results?

4. Can you print to PDF?

5. Do you have large coordinates? Open the default 3D view > on keyboard hit ZA (zoom all) > can you see the geometry or this it get really small? If if go small you have an element out in space > find it and delete it.

6. Did the geometry get bigger than the 20 limit?

7. Did a CAD import land outside the 20 mile limit?


Let me know your results.


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Re: Trouble with Printing

09-27-2013 10:47 AM in reply to: alan.quinn

It was an isolated issue. I repaired the program using Autodesk repair. That fixed the problem.

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