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I'm printing to a pdf file The drawing appears fine in print preview, but I get a blank sheet. What up?

I've tried the ProgeCAD pdf printer, and pdf995 printer software with the same results.  I had the same issue with this when I was using the trial version of ProgeCAD, and I assumed they put a lock on printing for the trial.  After registering ProgeCAD it worked fine.  I recently reloaded ProgeCAD after installing a new operating system, and this is the first time I tried printing.  Is this possibly related to that?  Details: Using Windows Vista, Service Pack 2, 32 bit.
asked 4 years ago in progeCAD by celis_sloopy / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (2 points)

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Plotting problems can usually be isolated to a few errors made when setting up your drawing, or when supplying the information during the plot, or a printer driver needing to be updated. Rarely is the problem one of progeCAD's making. So having said that, lets see if we can decipher the problem you are having with your plotting. I believe the problem is that you plot a drawing and it does not show up. Correct? Seems to be a scale factor problem to me. First, you mention a before when the plotter worked, and an after, where the plot did not correctly display. So, do you notice anything different in the setup of before and after? For instance, perhaps there was a scaling factor built into the system that allows you to plot with a conversion from mm to inch, or something along a similar track? I think that if you step back and start with a brand new drawing and walk through each step you go through when setting up a drawing, and also each step you perform when doing the plot it may come to you what the culprit setting is. Remember, all objects are drawn in Model Space at full size. a foot is a foot, an inch an inch, etc. Using the mviews, dynamic viewports, portals into another world of different dimensions, whatever you wish to call them, are where the scaling of the drawings occur. By changing the scale on the viewpoint you then can see the changes within that viewport. the layouts should be plotted 1:1

I suppose that helps a little, sorry I don't have a spot on answer. Enjoy!
answered 4 years ago by Scott H / Level: Engineering Manager (5,713 points)

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