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lsimms1
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line weight in paper space

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04-28-2011 12:37 PM

We have a few drawings where the lineweights between paper space and model space vary on plots.

ie a line on Layer 1 in model space plots heavier/darker than a line on Layer 1 in paper space.

Why is this happening?

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Sinc
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Message 2 of 9 (1,702 Views)

Re: line weight in paper space

04-28-2011 12:51 PM in reply to: lsimms1

I can think of two possible causes:

  1. You have a layer override in your paperspace viewport.
  2. You have different Plot Style tables assigned.
Sinc
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lsimms1
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Message 3 of 9 (1,695 Views)

Re: line weight in paper space

04-28-2011 01:14 PM in reply to: Sinc

No overrides. 

In the layer properties, everything matches between paper and vp settings.  Unless there is another setting somewhere I have not noticed?  (please let the answer be this simple)

This has happened in the past on acad and ldd programs so its not limited to C3d.  Not all drawings do this, but some.  Makes me think it is a drawing setting somewhere.

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AlmasSuljevic
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Message 4 of 9 (1,668 Views)

Re: line weight in paper space

04-29-2011 06:09 AM in reply to: lsimms1

HI Isimms,

 

What happens if you change plot scale. Does the lineweight changes? If it does, then check your Plot dialog and the "scale lieweight" toggle setting.



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lsimms1
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Message 5 of 9 (1,632 Views)

Re: line weight in paper space

05-02-2011 05:21 AM in reply to: lsimms1

Not that either.

Keep the guesses coming.  Sooner or later there will be the right one.

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sslate
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Message 6 of 9 (1,121 Views)

Re: line weight in paper space

10-02-2012 11:50 AM in reply to: lsimms1

Did you ever figure out what was causing your issue?  I have the same thing going on in my drawing.

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lsimms1
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Message 7 of 9 (1,092 Views)

Re: line weight in paper space

10-03-2012 05:29 AM in reply to: sslate

Sorry, no answer for you.

It may be a plotter setting issue. (?)

 

Lately I have been plotting to pdf, not a plt file or direct plot.  Have not had it happen since.

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emregeckin
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Re: line weight in paper space

07-17-2013 11:36 PM in reply to: lsimms1
set psltscale to zero. (PaperSpaceLineThicknessSCALE)
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lsimms1
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Re: line weight in paper space

07-18-2013 04:08 AM in reply to: emregeckin

You can try this, but it didn't help for me. (at the time it was c3d 2008, maybe in later versions this is the answer)

I would be very interested in finding the answer even though I have not had that happen recently.

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