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    Hi. Please help me print out my 3D drawings...

    I used to copy 3D drawings to MS power point or word files.
    However, with a certain reason...I could not keep hiding the line elements behind.

    I tried a few ways like as...turning on the "Hide objects" button at Plot Setting before copying.
    I can plot the drawing with hiding the back lines when I directly printed it from Autocad.

    But the drawing is once copied to another document it always shows such hidden lines.

    Please help me!!! Thank you.
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    Thank you guys all.

    The RENDER-SAVEIMAG commends worked for me.
    However, what I am trying is to attach the drawing just like the "3D image shown by HIDE commend" rather than the "rendered or shaded 3D image." Could you anyone help me?

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    well, there are a few different answers to this.

    one of which (and i'll need someone to clarify or embellish me on this ) would be to flatten your drawing, hiding the hidden lines. You can use the SOLVIEW and SOLDRAW commands for this.

    now, im not sure if this is what you're trying to do exactly, because you didn't mention if you were rendering your model or not, but, in case it is... , it would be easier (in my opinion) to save an image of the rendered model and then just insert that into word. to do this, render the drawing and then either type SAVEIMG or (if you're on 2007) right click and save as. then you can just insert it where you need it.

    good luck!

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    Are you trying to make the drawing look like a real picture with the hidden lines or lines that would be hidden in real life.
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    X If that is what He/she is trying to do then I also use solprof in paper space but in model space tab if that makes sense. Then you can choose to put hidden lines on a seperate layer and turn it off or just erase them.
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    I think I spelled erase wrong!
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    yeah, solprof is another good one. thanks!

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    I think I spelled erase wrong!
    lol, you can edit your posts, ya'know?

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    you try plotting to a jpg image then insert that into word, you image will appear just like a hardcopy plot with all its lines hidden plottoweb JPG its called in the printer/plotter name pull down list
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    years ago when i was doing renderings for our sales team, i had a .png plotter set up and would plot to file, a .png file. it was much better than plotting to .jpg. the only thing i did was copy the plot style table and make the line type thickness's a little thicker so they stood out more when plotted to .png.

    its worth looking into.

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