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flatpack  
#1 Posted : Friday, December 01, 2017 9:37:25 PM(UTC)
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VC 10 here.. trying to use Print by Layer into a PDF. Works ok other than some lines never showing up – such as the Red Hidden Lines.

Anybody have a solution?

Thanks kindly
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#2 Posted : Friday, December 01, 2017 11:11:11 PM(UTC)
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Is it just red lines or hidden or specific geometry it specific layer? Try moving layers or making hidden a different red shade

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#3 Posted : Monday, December 04, 2017 1:35:42 PM(UTC)
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Is it just red lines or hidden or specific geometry it specific layer? Try moving layers or making hidden a different red shade

Regards

Jason




THank you but I tried those to no avail: I changed the red to a different Default color. Didn't work. Changed the layer of the hidden line style (which is a default style), and it still didn't show up.

The only way I can do it is by individually exporting EACH page (its one part per page), as a postscript file, then opening each one and saving it as a PDF. I would rather use the print to layer feature so it does it automatically. Unless there's a way to print-to-layer as postscript, multiple pages in one document.
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#4 Posted : Monday, December 04, 2017 2:47:35 PM(UTC)
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I tried a quick sample and it seems to print the hidden lines ok when using print to layer. I knocked up a quick example but it might not be what you are trying.

I attached file and resulting pdf, open it and try to use the print by layer.

Regards
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:42:43 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: jdi000 Go to Quoted Post

I tried a quick sample and it seems to print the hidden lines ok when using print to layer. I knocked up a quick example but it might not be what you are trying.

I attached file and resulting pdf, open it and try to use the print by layer.

Regards
Jason



Thank you – but I tried print to layer (PDF), and also just print (also to PDF). Both times the hidden lines aren't showing as you can see from these two screenshots.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:49:18 AM(UTC)
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But I noticed something else.. as a Mac user, I hit the space-bar on the file name in the finder. So when I do that for the printed PDF file that I made, this preview SHOWS the hidden lines. But when I double-click to open it in the Preview app, the hidden lines are GONE! Postscript issue perhaps?
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:51:53 AM(UTC)
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Hello can you attach the PDF files?

Thanks

Jason
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:07:51 PM(UTC)
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Hello can you attach the PDF files?

Thanks

Jason



Here is one PDF. Again, spacebar-preview in the finder shows hidden lines, while double-clicking and opening in the actual Preview app shows no hidden lines. :(
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:35:30 PM(UTC)
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Looks like an issue with the mac preview app, the pdf you created has hidden lines. Can you use another app to view pdf instead of built in preview like adobe reader?

What is the hidden line weights set to? If you zoom up to like 400% or greater do you see the hidden lines? If you can you might need to change your pen weights for all hidden lines.

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#10 Posted : Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:49:28 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: jdi000 Go to Quoted Post
Looks like an issue with the mac preview app, the pdf you created has hidden lines. Can you use another app to view pdf instead of built in preview like adobe reader?

What is the hidden line weights set to? If you zoom up to like 400% or greater do you see the hidden lines? If you can you might need to change your pen weights for all hidden lines.

Regards
Jason



Good advice. I tried opening in Adobe Acrobat and the hidden lines did show up without zooming in.

Also took your advice and tried zooming in with the Preview app and YES they do show up! So they are there.

But they're very thin and hardly noticeable. Agreed. must change the pen weights.

Thanks a bunch!


*definitely USER ERROR in this case!! :D

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