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DanielBurns3250
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Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

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10-23-2013 07:24 AM

I have have small gray shaded boxes showing up on drawings plotted in Civil 3D, they are never anywhere I can see in the drawing  and they never show up in the print preview. I have tried using multiple printers and still get the same thing. Has anyone else had this issue? I think it may have something to do with viewports as they only show up inside a viewport window when plotting from paperspace and don't show up when I plot from modelspace.

Type NAVBARDISPLAY and turn it off (set the value to 0).

 

the NavBar sometimes shows when plotting.  This is a bug which does not affect everyone.

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wetsnow13
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Re: Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

10-23-2013 07:53 AM in reply to: DanielBurns3250

Left over text masking?  Try windowing over the offending area in the drawing to see if you can select it.  If so you can find out what it is ans use a select similar to grab all of them and delete them.

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Re: Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

10-23-2013 08:30 AM in reply to: DanielBurns3250

Could they be fields

 

EDIT: After reading the post, a second time it does appear that it is masking of text or C3D Objects, do a selction window, around the offensive text and those objects should be found, also, I believe if you change you background color to white they should show up and be easier to select.

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Re: Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

10-23-2013 08:45 AM in reply to: wetsnow13

They do almost look like gray text mask boxes, the strange thing is they dont always appear in the same spot. if i print a window of part of my drawing the boxes will show up in a different spot. i have tried selection windows and can't seem to find anything, they only show up on the printed drawing. this is happening in all of the civil 3d drawings i am working in and my co-worker runnung civil 3d is starting to have the same problem as well.

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Re: Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

10-23-2013 09:16 AM in reply to: DanielBurns3250
Post a picture or a drawing with the issue (if possible) someone I or should be able to assist you
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Re: Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

10-23-2013 09:31 AM in reply to: rl_jackson

I have attached a scanned image with the boxes circled. it appears that one of these boxes appears in every viewport I have on a sheet.

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Re: Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

10-23-2013 10:09 AM in reply to: DanielBurns3250
That location seems a little odd, are you xrefing - if so go into your xref and look there.

When you say on every viewport - is it possible this is in Paperspace and not Model Space
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Re: Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

10-23-2013 10:09 AM in reply to: DanielBurns3250

I'd look at your profile settings since it appears to line up with 0+350 pretty well.

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mathewk
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Re: Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

10-23-2013 10:54 AM in reply to: DanielBurns3250

Type NAVBARDISPLAY and turn it off (set the value to 0).

 

the NavBar sometimes shows when plotting.  This is a bug which does not affect everyone.

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DanielBurns3250
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Re: Gray boxes appearing on plotted drawings

10-23-2013 11:15 AM in reply to: mathewk

NAVBARDISPLAY fixed it! thank you. thats been bugging me for a few weeks now!

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