Print Priority in DWG files

Hello again,

 

I was wondering if anyone can advise on how to print the line-work last on the attached file so that the filled shapes are underneath. I had a pentable that worked in XM most of the time, assigning print priority to the shaded colours to print first. It doesn't seem to work in V8i....    :(

 

Thanks,

 

Lincoln

PrintPriority.zip
  • Don,

    I do not have the option to adjust the priority in the ElementInfo dialog. It shows it as being ticked on but does not show in the dialog- refer attached JPEGs. The text and line-work will display okay in the Beta Series2 version and version 8.11.07.171 but not 8.11.05.17. The text and line-work will print okay in the Beta and version 07.171 with all my pentable sections ticked on, but not in version 05.17 (the version I current use for production).

    So should I have an element priority option in my ElementInfo dialog? Please advise.

    I guess if I want to print I should use the newer versions. Or I might just migrate to use a newer version for production.

    Regards,

    Lincoln

    PrintPriority1.zip
  • My guess is that you did not export the DWG to 2D DGN, where element priority is available.  If you open a DWG as a 2D model, you'd have to set the capability I mentioned in my prior response.



  • Don,

    Sorry I did not read your reply carefully enough. So I have to export the DWG to a DGN file format before element priority can be implemented? That is not very good interoperability. (I did this and it works okay, but it is not very handy). I have swapped to version 8.11.07.171 for production now and my pentable sorts this problem out.

    I tried to set the priority capability - I adjusted the wrong Standard.cfg file (I have too many versions on my machine). I have since found the right one and that method works too, and is simpler, even if it does not save.

    Thanks for your input. Keep up the good work ironing out the bugs.

    Regards,

    Lincoln