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Dashed Foundation Walls Not Displaying In Layouts

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I submitted this to tech, but I want to see if anyone else sees this happening in X8.

 

In X7 I set up two layer sets, "Foundation Walls Solid" and "Foundation Walls Dashed". I used this nifty shortcut to display foundations in elevation views as solid lines above grade and dashed below grade. But now in X8 it doesn't work. I believe it's got something to do with the program new ability to show shadows on elevations in layout views. It's also affected by the Layout Camera View options of Live View or Plot Lines. 

 

The below grade lines will display as correctly dashed in Live View but very blurry. With Plot Lines checked the lines draw crisp but solid (should be dashed). But this weirdness ONLY happens with walls (or maybe 3D objects). If you draw an individual line it will draw correctly.

 

You'll see the mess on the attached images.

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I found it. When "send to Layout", there are some options on the bottom that I never really looked at before, "Plot Line Options". I didn't have my options checked off the same way I did on version X7. I had to turn off "use Edge Line Defaults" and "Use Pattern Line Defaults".  I left on "Merge Geenrated Lines". That makes it view correctly on the layout sheet.

 

I'll have to resend all my elevation and section views to the layout sheets on my template borders.

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The blurriness is intended, it will print at high resolutation. It's intended to speed up things for viewing, its ok.

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The blurriness is intended, it will print at high resolutation. It's intended to speed up things for viewing, its ok.

 

Now why is this the first time I am hearing this?  Perhaps it because I don't take the time to master my craft, as Perry does.  I appreciate that he is willing to pass on the information to slackers such as myself.

 

Thanks, Perry

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I asked the same question to Chief and they enlightened me, at the user Meeting last summer.

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