Not surprisingly, I'm fairly new to Autocad, but I'm also generally technically savvy, so I'm pretty certain I've eliminated any of the really stupid issues already. That said, I'm at a complete loss, now, so I'm grateful for any help.
Essentially, I've got a bunch of extruded polylines - so, some 3-d shapes - that I'm viewing in a new layout/'viewport' (?), which is set to SW Isometric view in '2D wireframe' viewing style. I've got my lines in different colors, mapped to be all black but different line widths in a custom Plot Style .ctb file.
So, when I change the 'page setup' to "display plot style", everything seems fine. All the lines go black in the viewport, and it seems as though I've configured everything correctly. When I preview an export to .pdf, however - or actually export it - this is lost. The export comes out in color.
I've done exporting using both EXPORTPDF, and PLOT, in both cases making absolutely certain that the .ctb file is being linked correctly (with EXPORTPDF, I've done it both using the 'current' page settings, and also 'override'), and with the PLOT, using the DWG to PDF converter,
I've looked through EXPORTSETTINGS, EXPORT...
I'm out of ideas.
On the same computer, with another earlier, simpler file, I have no issues accomplishing what I want.
For additional information/to make things more annoying for me, at this stage, the previous file which DID work seemed to conserve layer information, and allowed me to edit individual lines later, if necessary... This colored "I don't care about your plot styles I'm not going B/W" file seems to just be a flat image.
I've compared the two files in two tabs extensively, and can't seem to find ANY other difference, in any of the settings...
Look at me, I'm rambling again.
Any ideas, anyone?
Thanks in advance...
PC running Windows 8, Autocad 2014, Adobe Reader XI... Tried both the DWG to PDF and Adobe PDF plugins to export to PDF... I like long walks on the beach...