Is there a way to set the display to show what the drawing would actually look like when printed? I have tried print preview, but can not zoom in enough to check the lines for interference, etc. I have seen other cad programs switch from actual drawing mode to a print display mode.
I think what a lot of Users do-- it's what I do-- is print to a third-party "PDF-Writer" program. There's a few good free ones
available on the Internet. Just Google "Free Pdf writer" or something like that.
Free: PDF995 and CutePDF seem to be very popular among these Forum Members. I use one that I paid about $80 for-- pdfFactoryPro-4.8.1 from FinePrint. I also have installed on my system a free pdf-writer app. that someone else recommended to me-- PDF reDirect v2
If you are a serious professional, that is going to be doing a lot of printing and sending out to others to view, including printing-companies to print, you might want to consider Adobe Acrobat Pro
Few Forum Members seem to be pleased with TurboCAD's built-in "Save As..."(PDF), but that's another option (from Paperspace).
When I am finalizing my drawings to send out to the homeowner, engineer, or building-department, I am constantly printing my Paperspaces to PDF and checking as much as possible on my screen within Adobe Reader
to see how it's going to look. I also usually have to actually have my 36"x24" sheets set printed-to-actual-paper (by a third-party "blueprint" printing company) at least once for me to proof
, then edit, then print again-- because I can't catch everything
via a screen-viewing, and it always turns out at least somewhat different when printed-to-paper (my screen-resolution is 106-PPI-- pretty standard; my "blueprint"-printing-company tells me their machines print at about 300-DPI).