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  • #19260

    bass
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    I would like to be able to print drawings and hopefully save them in image format as well. When I select “print preview” the part is very small on the page and I see no adjustment options. I used v16 sixteen years ago and was able to choose my print size. This was very useful for making patterns for bandsaw cuts on big parts. Is it true that this utility has been taken away?

    #19708

    Jeffrey
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    Very frustrating. None of it works for me. It doesn’t even try to work the same way each time. You can import it into a compatible CAD system and print it which will increase your pickle face. A good image capture tool like Snagit gets much closer to presentation but still: 1) Have to merge with another image to get a border and identity boxes like other CAD packages have. 2) Some things you may not want, such as grid lines and axis arrows can be irritating to edit out in the Snagit editor when you have dimensions especially but it can be done. I don’t think I have ever seen a CAD package that couldn’t hide the grid but I don’t see any way to do it. Perplexing.

    #19709

    jrmach
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    is this what you want to turn off ?

    Axis arrows can not be turned of,But you can have the one on the center of the screen not show by translating your geometry off to the side.

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    #19711

    jrmach
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    Maybe these are of some value to you.I got these from a fellow member years ago.

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    #19715

    Jeffrey
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    I tried that along with scaling when I was trying to use the integrated printing but I really don’t want to have to move parts around and then have to return them. Also, I don’t open zipped files that I don’t know the contents of and only from trusted partners. Thanks a lot for the reply though.

    #19716

    jrmach
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    the .zip files are of different blueprint lay-outs..dxf and .cat files.
    As far as trusted .zip,that can be a hard one ,,,I suppose..Under the same screen name I have over 2000 posts on CNC Zone and over 1700 on Practical Machinist.Had close to a 1,000 on here before they changed to current system.I could also E-Majl them to you.
    I am trying to help.

    #19746

    Jeffrey
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    You have already been helpful in pointing out the ability to eliminate the axis lines and grid ticks, a feature I had overlooked. It isn’t a matter of your identity. In order to open any files, I have rules. In reality, my PC CAD system does have network access but will not be used used for anything other than direct software updates that are unavoidable and online Help access. All my browsing is done on a Mac that has never had a virus or ever needed any virus detection software. I spent many days eradicating infections on user PC’s. I simply do not let my own get infected.

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