When trying the print a model layout, the "Fit to Page" option of Print Preview shows a blank page with no model layout visible at all.
Print preview screen is blank when DXF attached as background
When a .DXF is attached as a background file, the Print Preview screen was appearing completely blank.Without the .DXF attached, the model was shown in Print Preview as Normal.
Problem ID#: 73627
This is likely caused by a corruption in the model's .dwh file. This file can impact the appearance of the model in the drawing [pane and in functions like Print Preview.
To resolve this, go to Tools > Database Utilities > Update Database Cache. For the CONNECT Edition software go to File > Database Utilities > Update Database Cache
If that doesn't help, try the following. Close the model and browse to the location that the model is stored. Find the .dwh file--it will be called something like "model.wtg.dwh"--and delete this. This file will be regenerated when you reopen and save the model.
With that file deleted, reopen the model and go to File > Print Preview > Fit to Page. For the CONNECT Edition reopen the Print Preview. The model layout should be visible in the Preview window.
To fix this issue, open the .DXF in AutoCAD and save down to an older version of DXF. For example, AutoCAD 2004, R12/LT2, 2010.The DXF will now appear in Print Preview.
Using the fit to page printing in the standalone platform