AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

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Printing Transparencies

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04-24-2013 10:21 AM




I have a Hatch in my drawing with Pattern as Solid on the top of an image. I made it transparent and it looks really nice in my screen, but as soon as I print either in PDF or hadrd copy the transparency feature dissapear. How is possible to print my Hatch -with Solid as Pattern- with the transparency active either in PDF and hard copy?






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Re: Printing Transparencies

04-24-2013 10:26 AM in reply to: RafaelMoreno

When you go to the Plot dialog, be sure the dialog is expanded (arrow on lower right corner.) Check the box next to Plot Transparency.

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Re: Printing Transparencies

04-24-2013 12:17 PM in reply to: tcorey




+1 with tcorey


I imagine that the display on screen is OK with Transparency ?

(Maybe a REGEN / REGENALL could be necessary for a correct display)


Please check : SORTENTS = 127


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Re: Printing Transparencies

04-24-2013 03:29 PM in reply to: RafaelMoreno

hi, i am using Auto cad 2013 on mac os X version 10.8.2

when i assign transperency to a hatch its visible on the screen but when i plot it or make a pdf of the file it comes opaque  ?

i tried the options u suggested but i cant find the "plot transperency" check box in the plot window ?


please help 

thank u

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