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My printout is only layer 0

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Vagulus

I have a simple drawing (very suitable since I am very much a newbie) with the object drawn on Layer 0 and the dimensions on another layer named (by way of novelty) Dimensions.

 

When I sent this drawing to print I only get Layer 0 - no dimensions. :(

 

In photoshop-type applications the process is called flattening, whereby all the layers are compressed into the base layer.

 

Is there a similar process in AutoCAD?

Do I have to use it to get all layers in the one print-out?

 

How should I go about getting both object and dimensions to print?

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nestly

So you have 3 layers in your drawing... right? (0, Defpoints, and Dimensions)

 

Open the layer manager and see if Dimension layer has a Red circle and X in the column for "Plot" (the 9th column after the layer name)

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Vagulus

Is this what you mean by Layer Manager?

22-07-2013 8-57-49 AM.jpg

That's what I have.

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Vagulus

Actually, This is what I have

Layer Properties Manager.jpg

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Vagulus

Ah, Ha! Click on the third icon in the plot row and the STOP sign goes away. Then the dimensions print.

Thanks.

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nestly

See the red mark on the printer icon on the right side? That means the layer will not plot. Uncheck it.

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nestly

Now, let me answer your next question which is "How did that get checked... .I because I didn't check it"?

 

When you create a new layer, the new layer inherits the properties of whichever layer is highlighted in the Layer Manager, so you probably had Defpoints (which is a non-plot layer) highlighted when you made the "Dimensions" Layer.

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Vagulus

Thanks again

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