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How to see the true line thickness in sheet view

Hi, Ok the drawing looks fine in Solid Edge, but when you print it, the line thickness changes completely (as in it prints the actual chosen line thickness as desired).

However when in Solid Edge, the thickness is the same regardless of your current zoom level.
How can I set the line thickness to reflect the true line thickness in Sheet view (ie it is scaled according to the current zoom level)?

At the moment I print to PDF, look at the line thickness, and change, then print to pdf again, change... and I have to do this for many lines. Very time consuming for no reason???
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Re: How to see the true line thickness in sheet view

Michael,
Typically when you are creating geometry you are not concerned with print
display.
You worry with print at the time you actually want to print the drawing.
There is a toggle to change the display to the printed display.
I don't suggest that you work with this set all the time.
Click on the round application button at the upper right corner of the
application window.
At the bottom of the list click on the Solid Edge Options button.
In the Solid Edge Options dialog click on the 'View' tab.
Check 'Display as Printed'. Click on OK.
Your display should be the same as it is when printed.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: How to see the true line thickness in sheet view

Thanks Ricky for another great in depth reply, thats exactly what I wanted!
Kind Regards

Re: How to see the true line thickness in sheet view

There are also print settings that scale the line thicknesses and styles, so if you are printing an A1 sheet at A3 it will half the line thicknesses and shorten dash-dot lengths, so everything looks in proportion and you don't lose detail.