Printing trouble

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  1. OcalaWill

    OcalaWill Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to print a selection of my drawing. When I select the geometry and print I get a blank page. I also tried to print the whole drawing and still get a blank page.

    In TM CAD the print preview shows the geometry, but in final Windows print preview (postscript) it is blank. What am I missing? Thanks.

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    Instead of Entire Area select Material Area, if the drawing is located within the Material.
     
  3. OcalaWill

    OcalaWill Well-Known Member

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    Ok I just had a chance to try this out and still no print. When selecting the Material Area, it wants to print out 30 blank pages! The only way I kind of got this to work is if I select the area I want to print then export it as a PDF, then print the PDF. A bit of a PIB! Also the PDF seems to lose size accuracy (1/16") over 7-1/2".

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  4. LECS RC

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    press fit to page button at the top of the screen next to the setup button on the left. Each of those blue rectangles are a page when printing, that is why you are getting 30 blank pages and only a few of them will have lines on them.
    I would also try turning your show fill on if you don't just want the part to print out in a wire frame.
     
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    OcalaWill Well-Known Member

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    Still no luck. And actually none of them have any drawing on them - all blank. What I am trying to get is a 1:1 print out of this part to use as a template as it needs to have a welded section.
     
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    What is the size of your part, it looks way bigger than the material blank.

    Also before you go to print press ctrl+A on the keyboard and look in the top left part of your screen.
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    It should look something like this, the # may be different.
    If it looks like the next picture you have more than one part on the page.
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