AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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Registered: ‎09-30-2013
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Lines won't appear on top of an Xref

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11-20-2013 02:01 PM

I have a drawing with one viewport. In model space I have attached a jpg. If I draw a line over the xref in model space, it looks fine. When I switch to paper space, the line does not show, but if I plot to a pdf, it does. If I draw on paperspace, above the viewport, the line does not show.


The jpg is black lines on a white background. If I draw a line across it in model space, it shows up as the correct color (in this case it's red) but when I switch to paperspace it turns white and is invisible over the image.


I tried to change the display order, but no win. I checked the properties of the line and the xref itself and it all looks good. Everything is set "by layer".


Naturally, I'm frustrated. So is my boss.

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Re: Lines won't appear on top of an Xref

11-21-2013 09:17 AM in reply to: Acemon

Hey Acemon,

Initially I thought it might be related to a viewport override setting, but the fact that it plots to PDF fine throws that idea out the window :smileytongue:

If you haven't already, I would suggest:

  - Remove all VP Override settings
  - Running AUDIT in your drawing
  - Try it with differenti mage type (.png, .gif, .bmp etc...)
  - Run through the same steps inew drawing (maybe even from different template)

Let me know if that helps or not! :smileyvery-happy:


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