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    Sorry for the late response. I was able to get it to print properly by going into the plotter properties dialog and changing a setting in "Merge Control" to lines overwrite. A colleague of mine says changing this could cause issues with transparencies, but so far I haven't seen anything. Apparently this is a known issue dating back to 2011. Thanks for taking the time to try and figure this out for me.
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    I'm pretty sure it goes back even farther than that.

    The Lines Overwrite option can be an issue if you have shaded (screened) objects over ones that plot solid. The shaded one can take precedence creating a break in the solid one.
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    Thanks for the info. We do have some blocks that are shaded. I'll keep an eye out for issues. You would think Autodesk would have fixed this by now...ha ha ha.

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    Draw order takes charge in the "Lines Overwrite" thing. The line in front plots, no matter if it is light over dark, the front shows while nothing is plotted behind it. It's not an issue. It is an option.
    The S197 gen Ford Mustang, and the F-4 Phantom both prove the same theory. "With enough power applied, a school bus will fly."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana W View Post
    Draw order takes charge in the "Lines Overwrite" thing. The line in front plots, no matter if it is light over dark, the front shows while nothing is plotted behind it. It's not an issue. It is an option.
    IME, draworder is not 100% reliable. It also puts too much onus on our inputters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDraw View Post
    IME, draworder is not 100% reliable. It also puts too much onus on our inputters.
    Show me 100% reliability anywhere. And don't look for it in our inputers.
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    I could have dropped the 100% from that statement and it would have more accurate. Plus, for printing, aren't we actually talking about display order? I believe they are different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDraw View Post
    I could have dropped the 100% from that statement and it would have more accurate. Plus, for printing, aren't we actually talking about display order? I believe they are different.
    I'm not familiar with Display order. Could it be "Plot Paperspace Objects Last"?

    EDIT: I looked it up. Display order IS draw order. (at least as much as I get from the severely and purposely obfuscating language in AutoCad Help).
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