[solved] Printing Dotted line NOT SHOWING via PDF

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[solved] Printing Dotted line NOT SHOWING via PDF

Post by vdanny » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:52 am

All my printing services standard take PDFs of the 24"x 36" plans, yet when I go to save or print to PDF the dotted lines disappear, how can I pint these?

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Re: Printing Dotted line NOT SHOWING via PDF

Post by vdanny » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:22 am

here is file attached, shows in paper view or VT view, yet when saving or printing to or exporting to a PDF to print on demand with printing shop the dotted lines disappear and are solid instead. Tried playing with preferences under "Edit > Application Preferences > Graphics View > Appearance > Linetypes " didn't change the outcome>
QCAD Professional

Version:
3.21.3.0 (3.21.3)
Internet:
QCAD.org
Build Date:
Sep 17 2018
Revision:
4b91c8c
Qt Version:
5.5.1
Architecture:
x86_64
Compiler:
MSVC++ 12.0 (2013)
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Re: Printing Dotted line NOT SHOWING via PDF

Post by Husky » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:10 am

I checked the drawing and the behavior is unexpected. I think you found a bug ...

You used for scaling formats like 1" = 64" or 1:15. Correct? Looks like QCAD accepts right now only decimal scales like 0.015. Everything else will be overwritten by a scale of 1 and isn't fixable with the Property Editor.

Workaround till further notice. The Paper_Space needs to have a 1:1 scale, Viewports have to be scaled decimal like 0.015625 (identical with a 1" = 64" scale).

@Andrew
Please have a look at the scale formats. Thanks.
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Re: Printing Dotted line NOT SHOWING via PDF

Post by vdanny » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:25 pm

I tired that, dosnt work. I went to application preferences, paper, its already at 1=1, and went to drawing pref's and changed that from 1=64 to the 0.015625, then open the paper space for the 1st drawing (A-1 demo & plot) made sure it also was 0.015625, same thing shows dotted line yet doesn't show in the PDF. Tried it with A-2 paper space, same thing. Then deleted the "A-2 Floor & Elec" paper space and made a new "add layout block" and then VT and reslected "A-2 Floor & Elec" from the pull down menu, yet when the paper space opens it now goes to the first paper space even though "A-2 Floor & Elec" was selected. tried it twice same result.

NOW what? I have 10 am Pacific Standard PST appoint with city of San Diego for submital, its now 3:23 am. drawing file attached.

ADDITIONALLY, I took the file and separated it into one file each for each 24x36 drawing (one for A-1 and one for A-2) so I don't have the VT problem, still dotted lines only show in screen based lines, in looked at this in print preview doesn't show dotted lines. It seems that getting it to show as dotted lines is the problem

And, I tried the .015625 yet after saving to pdf and reopen the paper space it revers to .0156
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Re: Printing Dotted line NOT SHOWING via PDF

Post by andrew » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:46 pm

Could it be that you have enabled "Screen-based linetypes" (View > Screen-based linetypes)?

This modus shows linetypes optimized for your screen, i.e. a dashed line is always dashed, regardless of zoom level or linetype scale.

Screen-based linetypes on (this is not how it will print):
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Screen-based linetypes off (this is how it will print):
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With screen-based linetypes off, you can now see that your linetype scale is too small. Dashed lines won't show up as dashed but appear continuous.

To fix it, go to:
Edit > Drawing Preferences > General > Linetype
and adjust Global Linetype Scale for example to 1.
Not the print preview shows the dashes, even if screen-based linetypes are off:
Screen Shot 2018-11-20 at 11.40.58.png
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Re: Printing Dotted line NOT SHOWING via PDF

Post by vdanny » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:46 pm

excellent, thank you, D :P

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