ST8 producing Black PDFs and prints

Experimenter
Experimenter

I am having this problem with ST8 where my drawing screws up and shows up black when I try to export to PDF or print. I have the latest Maintenance Pack (MP12) installed but that did not resolve my issue. Does anyone know of a way to fix this for ST8?? The drawing keeps showing up with the background and everything black and then all my callouts show up all over the place and show up more than once.

 

Sample of problem:

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Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi @seldridge

 

 

 

I remmeber that problem with ST8.

 

This was an issue last year but it was fixed.

I thought that it was solved by a service pack, but due to the fact that You have the latest one installed, I must searched what we did to solve it.

 

I think there was an answer from the community or from Dan.

 

I jsut started to search and hope to find it.

 

I will keep You informed.

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi @seldridge

 

 

 

Yes I got it!

 

 

This has to do with the draft templates You are using.

Maybe the are based onto the DIN templates where the Autocad Color Black/White is used for drafting object like arrows, leader , etc.

 

And this will confuse SE.

 

Change the color for black only and everything works fine again.

 

And the fix came wit ST9 MP4, so IMHO not for ST8

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Experimenter
Experimenter

Am I understanding what you were saying right? I tried modifying all the values for lines, dimensions, hatches, etc. in the Styles window so that the color listed is BLACK not BLACK/WHITE, however I am still getting the same result

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Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi @seldridge

 

 

 

Yes, this was exactly what helped us last year.

 

Change the format styles for draft objects from color Black/White to a single color and then we were able to get the right results in PDF.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Try downgrading to ST8 MP11.