Problems with PDF export

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pieroski
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Problems with PDF export

Postby pieroski » Sat May 23, 2020 3:18 pm

Hi everyone,

I am trying to export my first drawing to a PDF file with TechDraw. The file is an imported DWG file (I hope that this is not a problem) where I changed the thichkness of the lines. I don't understand what I did wrong but when I export the drawings to PDF the lines have the same thickness (see the attached files). When I import the drawing with Techdraw to a page, it looks very strange, very different from all the examples I wathed on the videotutorials
Can someone help me?

Thanks in advance,
Pieroski
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chrisb
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Re: Problems with PDF export

Postby chrisb » Sat May 23, 2020 3:41 pm

Retry in 0.19 or attach at least your FreeCAD infos.
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wandererfan
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Re: Problems with PDF export

Postby wandererfan » Sat May 23, 2020 4:43 pm

pieroski wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:18 pm
I am trying to export my first drawing to a PDF file with TechDraw. The file is an imported DWG file (I hope that this is not a problem) where I changed the thichkness of the lines. I don't understand what I did wrong but when I export the drawings to PDF the lines have the same thickness (see the attached files). When I import the drawing with Techdraw to a page, it looks very strange, very different from all the examples I wathed on the videotutorials
The steps you followed were something like this?
1st pass:
- import DWG as "AutoDesk DWG 2D"
- change line widths in the 3d model(?)
- export 3d model to PDF
- line thickness in exported PDF is not the same as in 3d model.(?)

2nd pass:
- select all elements imported above
- Create TechDraw View.
- View looks "strange/different" (what is different?)

Hard to tell without details such as FCStd files and what tutorial you were following.
pieroski
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Re: Problems with PDF export

Postby pieroski » Sun May 24, 2020 8:44 am

Thank you for your answer. I am really sorry, I realized rightnow that it was not a DWG file but DXF. I have just opened it (no import).
any suggestion? thank you again and sorry for the my mistake.

Greetings,
Pieroski
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wandererfan
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Re: Problems with PDF export

Postby wandererfan » Sun May 24, 2020 11:58 pm

pieroski wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:44 am
any suggestion?
When you say something "looks strange" is this it?
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Those are Arc Centers. You can turn them off in the View panel of the property editor.