line weights from imported Home Designer


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I have a client who hired me to finish his plan that he did in home designer(not something I normally do but he was close and I didn't have to commute) anyway, when I print the line weights are huge only on the floor plan.  All my other sheets come out just fine.  Can't figure out why this sheet is having so much difficulty.  My text looks fine but all other line weights and line  types are off.

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