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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:43:21 PM | Lines plotting half toned

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I did a site plan of mostly detail lines and all of my lines, (medium lines), are plotting grey. Where would I look to change this. The line weight is set to 4. Not sure why they would plot this way. They display fine on screen. Thanks


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:56:04 PM | Lines plotting half toned

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Plot vector whever possible.  Raster is dots and sometimes looks grey.


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 9:09:24 PM | Lines plotting half toned

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Thanks Hub but that's not it.

I should've mentioned that my medium lines are not only plotting grey but they aren't even close to a line weight of 4.


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 9:11:59 PM | Lines plotting half toned

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Also, my property lines are plotting black and heavy like they should so it's not like the whole plot is plotting greyed out.


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 9:34:03 PM | Lines plotting half toned

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Can you provide a screen shot ?


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Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:17:21 AM | Lines plotting half toned

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Here you go



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Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:51:24 AM | Lines plotting half toned

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- Try plotting to PDF first. Then open the PDF and print. - Also try a different printer if you can. - Try switching to 'wireframe' display just to see what the result is. - Maybe switch the lines to a different line style or creat a new life style for them.

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Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:59:21 AM | Lines plotting half toned

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I'd like to see the legal description/coordinates of that property line. 

I would first check and make sure that your line types/styles and object styles weights are actually what you think they are. 

Property lines are not really in the line category--they're under the Site category, and might operate under slightly different rules, so it's not safe to compare them. 

Also out of superstition I would duplicate the view and discard the old, restart revit.  Check to make sure the line color is black and not very dark gray...

 

...and for good measure, (although I know it's not your problem since no lines are overridden halftone) make sure this box isn't checked.  It was a common stumbling block in our office as people decided to go vigilante on graphics... I hate it.  two thirds of the requests for my time involve deconstructing the graphics settings of eccentrics.  (IE, Override graphics by element on a 50% gray detail line to halftone it to a 75% gray line, which then prints as thin black, while all along there was a 75% gray linetype.)



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Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 1:22:12 AM | Lines plotting half toned

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He did say the property lines plot ok. It's all the 'detail lines' that's the problem. I agree on creating a new view to eliminate overrides but it should be WYSIWYG.

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Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 3:42:01 PM | Lines plotting half toned

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Still having this issue. I changed the bubilding outlines to wide lines and they didn't change a bit. Still thin half tone. Tried printing it as a .pdf and no difference??


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