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Missing lines when printing directly from VW or PDF

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I'm using VW2011 on Win 7-64 bit. When I print my project file, all dimension lines are missing as well as some lines on objects. I have tried printing to multiple printers and the issue remains. I have tried exporting to PDF as well as printing to PDF (via Acrobat Pro) and the lines show up in the PDF, but still do not print out when I print the PDF.

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Try changing the line weight of the dimension lines in the Attribute Palette, perhaps they are too fine.

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Thanks for the thought. While changing the line weight does work, it is a bit much to change the line weight on every part of the drawing, multiple layers, etc. Particularly when different line weights are used with a specific purpose in mind.

Half of the drawings I work with are created by another user, otherwise I do change line-weights in the drawings I create.

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In the past I seem to remember that .03mil was the threshold below which lines (in some instances, especially PDF's) might not print. I use .05 as my skinniest line weight and have never had a problem...

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Use the select similar tool (looks like a magic wand) with the preferences set to Pen Attributes: Weight.

hth

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Or use the Custom Select command. One additional note: I have been informed by a reliable source that on certain printers .05 may not be thick enough. It was suggested that .08 may be the smarter move...

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