Dotted line prints as solid

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PierreLeclerc
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Dotted line prints as solid

Postby PierreLeclerc » Thu May 14, 2009 3:57 am

I'm new to Medusa4 but I read the documentation and did some drawing in 2D and 3D. When I print my drawings, the dotted lines print as solid lines. I traced different dotted line thickness on a 2D sheet and printed it. Only the line with thickness of 0.18 printed as a solid line All others were printed properly.
Is there some configuration of Medusa4 that could change this?

I tried 2 printers: Canon MP530 and Samsung ML2510 and they both acted the same.

Thanks for your help

simong
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Dotted line prints as solid

Postby simong » Fri May 15, 2009 5:45 am

Which platform and version of MEDUSA are you using? Are you plotting using qtplot?

PierreLeclerc
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Dotted line prints as solid

Postby PierreLeclerc » Sat May 16, 2009 10:01 pm

I'm using Windows XP PRO and qtplot.
MEDUSA4_PERS_V3_1

simong
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Dotted line prints as solid

Postby simong » Sun May 17, 2009 4:57 am

I would try using a product like PDF Creator that setups up a printer in Windows that will generate PDF output. If you then print to this from MEDUSA you can check if the dotted line is correct in the PDF output. If it is ok then you can try printing the PDF file if that does not work then it looks like an issue withe your printer drivers or settings. If it is not ok in the PDF post execatly what line style your used. I tried dotten_thin and change the thickness to 0.18

PierreLeclerc
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Dotted line prints as solid

Postby PierreLeclerc » Sun May 17, 2009 10:17 pm

Just tried it and it works well. PDF file is OK and printed drawing from PDF file is OK too. Does it means my printer driver is wrong?

simong
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Dotted line prints as solid

Postby simong » Mon May 18, 2009 5:18 am

Probably not the driver. I would check the setting used for the printer. You can get these by using the properties button in the dialog where you select the printer. They may be different from those used when printing PDF

PierreLeclerc
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Dotted line prints as solid

Postby PierreLeclerc » Thu May 21, 2009 2:27 am

The only difference I could see is the resolution which was set to 600PPI. I tried 1200PPI and dotted lines still print as solid lines.
Is there a way to change the default line tickness for dotted line as my printer can print dotted line with thickness of 0.25? I'm not sure though that the automatic lines created by the modeler would be also changed.

simong
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Dotted line prints as solid

Postby simong » Sun May 24, 2009 1:24 pm

The personel version is restricted in what you can customised. It is probably easier just to print to PDF then print the PDF. T


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