I'm having a weird problem. I have a bunch of pdf underlays in model space with four viewports referencing them in one paperspace layout. The viewports are on their own non-plot layer and the pdf underlays are on a plottable layer. This isn't an issue on the original dwg that I copied them from.
-Everything appears fine in paperspace (see FIG. 1)
-When I go to plot, only the viewport on the right shows up. (see FIG. 2)
-If I move the viewports on the left to the right side, they plot.(see FIG 3)
-When I move the original right viewport to the left side it no longer plots. (NOT SHOWN)
-If I toggle each viewport in the original layout and draw a random line in model space all four of them plot(see FIG. 4)
-I've checked the vp and pdf underlay layers and properties-all are good
-I've tried creating new vp's and still have same issues
-tried creating a new dwg, copied in the pdf underlays and still have same issue
Anyone have any idea why this is happening?
We use a smaller printer that prints 11x17 max for check prints and a full size plotter that we use sparingly.
I was initially trying to make 11x17 prints and ran the test you mentioned on both printers.
FIRST PRINTER MENTIONED:
A size=no viewports printed
B size=Only right vp printed
SECOND PRINTER MENTIONED:
All viewports showed up for each different plot size
I'm stumped. I've never had this issue with our small printer.
Yup, running win 7 64-bit. As far as the drivers and printer setup, that is all designated by the IT department. However, while discussing my issue with our resident cad guru and walking him through all the steps I've done to isolate/resolve the problem we were able to determine it's not isolated to our HP5100. The viewports are no longer showing up on our large plotter when plotting at 11x17 or smaller. We also tried a couple other printers as well as printing to pdf and the issue appears whenever we attempt to plot at 11x17 or smaller. We had the IT department look into it and everyone's stumped.
In the end, I decided I was wasting to much time on it and just converted the pdf's into image files then re-inserted them into the drawing and those showed up fine.
Anyways, thanks for your help.
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