When i try and plot my 3D model in the Hidden style, so it simply looks like a black line drawing the plot comes out weird. The plot for some reason adds a thick black line around my entire plot, and makes all the other lightweights look faded out. How can i fix this??primary bar 3-Layout2.pdf
I'm trying to print off an installation drawing which has some conduit running down through a wall. What I want is to show the conduit in the wall as a hidden line but I'm not able to do so. I'm using AutoCAD 2013.
I'm drawing objects (walls, platforms, etc.) in 3d made up primarily of extruded polygons. I want to be able to plot these objects in a way that hides all of the lines which are obscured by other objects. Currently I have my viewports set up with a 2D Wireframe visual style and a Hidden shade plot. This isn't working for me. I'm still getting all of the lines in the drawing visible no matter what.
Here's the strange thing: It seems to work perfectly fine in plan view, but not in front view. Also, it's worked fine in the past. It seems that the problem has gotten progressively worse over the past year or so.
I'm opening a drawing created in AutoCAD 2008, which is plotting hidden arcs as solid lines. Straight hidden lines are dashed as normal. I've attached both the paperspace view and the plot preview to show what I mean. The outer radius is showing as dashed in paperspace view, but appears as a solid line when plotted. The straight line leading to it is dashed in both views.
Im trying to plot a 3D object in Autocad 2009 but can't remove the hidden lines. The "Hide" command removes the appropriate lines in the viewport and in the print preview but the print-out still appears with all the lines.
I'm laying out a drawing. I use a visual style with facet edges and occluded edges dashed and intersection edges dashed. To give my lines hidden fo fabricators to know witch way to face angle iron and so on. But here is the big problem i do a veiw port with 4 shots 1 isometric solid 1 top hidden lines front hidden lines and right hidden lines. so first time i plot it, it will work fine then i go back to plot then the lines ither become not shown at all or they will be solid. even know the veiwport still shows them as hidden lines. If I delete the veiwport and make a new veiport all over again it will work for a single print then will not show it all over again.
I use the hidden visual style when I plot my MEP drawings and I keep having this issues (sometimes it's worse than others) of piping that is on a layer that is off/frozen still blocking a visible line.
It looks like there are wipeout's going over my pipes when in fact it is a pipe not shown.
I'm trying to plot 3D objects with hidden lines. I've set the viewport SHADE PLOT property to "Legacy hidden" and set my visual style to 2D Wireframe with 2D Hide-Occluded Lines linetype set to "Dashed". The hidden lines do appear, but I don't like the size and spacing of the dashes. Is there a way to add "Hidden" linetype to the selected visual style? Or perhaps there's a way of adjusting the linetype scale for visual style occluded lines (similar to LTSCALE or PSLTSCALE command)?
I am using the monochrome plot style and plotting to PDF. My text looks great in the Plot Preview, but once actually hit 'Plot' the line weight of my text and dimensions appears super thick and heavy. They are also assigned to the lightest line weight in the layer property manager.
I'm trying to revise my template that I use as a base for all drawings. I would like to have layer colors in models space, and alter the plot style for the individual layers. For example, My ctb is grayscale, and generally the prints work fine. However, I'd like to set individual layers to display as the layer color yet print black. Othere I'd like to display in colour but print in the grays of the grayscale. However, in the layer manager the plot style is grayed out and I can't change it.
I'm trying to plot a line weight defined by a CTB Plot Style, but the weight will not show in AutoCAD or print.
Here's what I've done;
-Set the line weight in the Plot Style Table Editor, Color 9 @ 0.40mm. Grayscale has been turned on.(All other settings have been left as default) -Tried various combos like; -selecting "Display plot styles" & "Plot with Plot Styles" in pg setup -selecting the "Plot object lineweights". (It also turns off "plot with plot styles" and prints in color (though grayscale is on) -LWDISPLAY has bee turned on -Neither model or paper space reflects the change. -Line types work fine -Changing the same line thru the Properties Manager does the trick, but I would like to set it up properly thru the Plot Style
Back Ground Info; -Both the dwg file and Plot Style are new and created from scratch.
If it was a printer issue, it would still show in AutoCAD correctly, right? I've searched various help tools, but seem to be going in circles.
It appears various people are posting things that are posted in the Readme. For Nitrous these are:
• To prevent issues with Nitrous, ensure you have the most up‐to‐date system drivers. For specific details, see the sections about 3ds Max 2012 / 3ds Max Design 2012 found at URL.... • Applying Unwrap UVW after painting in 2D with Viewport Canvas and painting on top of the Unwrap UVW can sometimes cause 2D paint to fail. Workaround: If this occurs, apply an Edit Poly modifier on top of the Unwrap UVW modifier. • Civil View parameters can cause a program error when modifying surface parameters. • Object Color display will show the object’s material color when set to object color. Workaround: Enable Use Environment Background and Display Background in the Viewport Background settings (Alt+B). • Locking the computer can cause the viewports to stop responding in some cases. Workaround: If this occurs, restart the program. • Mirrored or negatively scaled objects might display face edges incorrectly. • The Soft selection Shade Face Toggle does not always properly display the shaded faces. • MassFX constraints can cause Dummy objects not to display in Realistic mode. • Body Objects display tessellated/triangulated edges instead of the proper Body curves. • Back faces display as transparent. • Hidden Line style does not display texture maps in the viewport. • Tone Mapper used with a Skylight set to use the mr Physical Sky environment will display a black background when enabled. • Enable Gamma/LUT Correction does not work on stylized viewports. • Very large textures (10K x 10K) can cause a program error. Workaround: You can control texture sizes with MAXScript: NitrousGraphicsManager.SetTextureSizeLimit 512 true NitrousGraphicsManager.SetBackgroundTextureSizeLimit 1024 true
Im having trouble with some of my drawings. i have imported a drawing from a college which was of as large size and although i have now deleted it and purge my drawing it seems to still be there as my drawing is 60mb yet only contains a few simple lines. is there anyway i can get rid of these hidden layers?
I have an assembly with some hidden solids of a part in, which are turned to invisible in the part but they show on the drawing. How to not show these in the drawing but still show the unhidden solid of the part.
Problems I'm having with hidden lines being visible in certain viewports and not others.I've dimensioned my drawings in model space, which I prefer, and put the dimensions on a separate layer. However, including that layer in the viewport causes the hidden lines to be visible when plotted. If I turn that layer off, everything works great.
I have dimensions for the same object in plan view that I'm showing in a different viewport that works just great, but in the front elevation viewport it gets all screwy.
I can dimension in paper space just fine.I prefer to dimension in model space whenever possible.
I am wondering if it is possible to do a style update (or style update check) upon open of a drawing?
The example would be that I have stuff made from way back that the colors/dimension sytles ect dont match the current standard and upon opening a file where they are not current, it would either prompt to update immediatly OR update automatically with no prompting (preferred method).
I am doing a massive amount of updates from old files recently and to save myself 1 - 3 clicks per drawing would be wonderful.
Many is the time that I need to have hidden, or dashed lines added to a drawing. I do this by putting LTYPE in the command line then loading the dash or hidden line that I want. The problem is that long after I have done this, I get a dashed line on any line that I attempt to draw. Even if I dimension something, the arrows and lines are also dashed lines. I go back into Modify Properties and LTYPE and attempt to delete the line types that I have added and I am not allowed to delete them.
Is there a way of using Ilogic to make hidden lines of specific parts in an assembly drawing view visible? If a part with hidden lines showing is suppressed and then unsuppressed the hidden line option becomes unchecked, therefore I need a way of rechecking this option through code?