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Plotting shaded assembly
I am having a problem plotting a drawing with shaded colored parts where I need the main solid to be partially transparent to clearly show the location of test samples inside. It shows perfectly on the screen and I can do a screen grab but when I plot or print to PDF or Jpeg it doesn't look right. I am not sure what settings I need to adjust to make it print like I want. Using NX12 on Windows 10
When you select File à Print, and this dialogue box appears, hit the gear in the top left, select “print more”.
Then expand settings group , what to you have selected for you output?
If you access to the internet, here's a good link.
I have tried both print and plot. My end goal is to get a PDF of the drawing where the shaded colored solid looks the same as the display in NX. I have tried changing the image resolution to high. I tried both colors= "As Diplayed" and "Part Colors" but neither one makes it better. We tried saving as a CGM but then it all comes out black and white wireframe.
You may have to change your customer defaults.
File -->utilities --> customer defaults, select gateway and then select “printing (Windows Only)".
On the drafting tab, toggle “Export Shaded Views on a Drawing as Wireframe”, apply and ok close and restart NX.
When you print, here are the option that may work for your printer. scroll down to output and select Color wireframe and toggle on export raster image as drawing.
I see what you mean with printing vs actual shaded view, I'll ping a few people.