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Printing in color.. Why
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December 27, 2010, 02:25:37 PM
I have a drawing (in Model Space) with mostly black (white) lines, objects, etc. I also have some red lines.  In Paper Space, when I print, my drawing border and key note circles (both in paper space) are printing red, when they're shown in my drawing as black.  I have this same problem with another drawing, except I have some green lines in Model Space, and my border wants to print green, even though it's black.

This has been a problem for me on and off for quite a while.  No rhyme or reason when it does it, that I can figure out.

Any thoughts?
TC 17 Pro

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December 27, 2010, 02:33:50 PM
#1
This sounds like it could be a Print Style issue. Try checking your Print Styles to be sure your output colors are what you expect them to be.

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BradE [ dean3Design ]
Core i7-3930K CPU @ 4.20GHz, 32GB 1333 DDR3, FirePro V5900
TC 21 Platinum (64-Bit) Running on Win7 Pro SP1


December 27, 2010, 02:49:53 PM
#2
I know how to access print styles (Options/Print Styles), but what exactly do I do to check this/Fix this?

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December 27, 2010, 03:14:02 PM
#3
A good way to find out if Print Styles are the culprit here is to take a look at the print dialog window. Go to paper space and start a print job. When the 'Print' window opens, look at the 'Print Styles' section near the bottom and see anything other than 'Normal' is selected in the dropdown menu. If so, you're using a custom Print Style. Try unchecking the 'Use Print Styles' option and press the 'Full Preview' button. Does the preview look correct?

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BradE [ dean3Design ]
Core i7-3930K CPU @ 4.20GHz, 32GB 1333 DDR3, FirePro V5900
TC 21 Platinum (64-Bit) Running on Win7 Pro SP1


December 27, 2010, 03:50:36 PM
#4
Brad, the 'Print Styles' section doesn't seem to be the culprit.  I tried all options, but am still getting red objects (in this case, keynote circles) coming up red in paper space when they're suppose to be black. My border was printing red as well, so I deleted it and brought in a new one.  Now it's fine.  I tried drawing a circle in another drawing (tab) and bringing it into the drawing, but it didn't work.. Circles are still coming in and drawing in red.

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December 27, 2010, 04:01:42 PM
#5
Oh, another piece of the puzzle... When my vport is set to "wireframe", the objects in paper space print correctly.  When my vport is set to "Hidden" (which I need it to be), the certain objects in PS print red..

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December 27, 2010, 10:01:18 PM
#6
That's a tough one. Are you able to post a file?

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BradE [ dean3Design ]
Core i7-3930K CPU @ 4.20GHz, 32GB 1333 DDR3, FirePro V5900
TC 21 Platinum (64-Bit) Running on Win7 Pro SP1


December 28, 2010, 08:21:09 AM
#7
Attached is a stripped down version of a drawing with this problem. When I print, the circles in paper space want to print red (they print preview red as well).  Do they for you?

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December 28, 2010, 08:24:03 AM
#8
If you can't open it, save it to your PC, "unblock" it in the properties (under security), open a fresh TC session, then try opening it.  Why must this be done? I have no idea.

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* December 28, 2010, 09:34:41 AM
#9
Attached is a stripped down version of a drawing with this problem. When I print, the circles in paper space want to print red (they print preview red as well).  Do they for you?

I had the key note circles and the leader dimension lines print in red. By setting the color value of those two items in the Index Color to (18)(38 0 0)
it seems to have fixed the problem. The mystery is... I don't have any idea why.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 09:36:19 AM by Don »

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December 28, 2010, 09:38:46 AM
#10
I'm not sure what's going on with this file Crispy. I can't find a setting anywhere that affects the paper space and print colors of these objects. It's possible that something in your file is corrupt. When I copy and paste the contents of your file into a new file everything works as I would expect it to. I'm afraid I'm not much help here.

I also noticed that when I zoom to a value greater than 189% the red objects turn into blue objects. That's officially strange. See the attached image.

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BradE [ dean3Design ]
Core i7-3930K CPU @ 4.20GHz, 32GB 1333 DDR3, FirePro V5900
TC 21 Platinum (64-Bit) Running on Win7 Pro SP1


December 28, 2010, 09:46:32 AM
#11
Brad, that is strange.. Weird.

Don, the dimensions are suppose to be red, so they're ok.  Changing my keynote circles to (18) worked for me, too.  I don't care how or why it works, just as long as it does!

Thanks guys!!

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* December 28, 2010, 10:03:26 AM
#12
Brad, that is strange.. Weird.

Don, the dimensions are suppose to be red, so they're ok.  Changing my keynote circles to (18) worked for me, too.  I don't care how or why it works, just as long as it does!

Thanks guys!!

I wasn't referring to the red dimensions....but the leader lines shown in Brads attachments. Glad it's fixed.

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December 28, 2010, 10:32:09 AM
#13
Ah... Gotcha.

Thanks again guys!

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