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SOLID HATCH and GRADIENT HATCH plotting issue.

    
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SameerSG

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 SOLID HATCH and GRADIENT HATCH plotting issue.
13-11-2013 10:17 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Dear Jenny,
It is one of my observations when using any ZWCAD+ and prior Intellicad based ZWCAD.

GRADIENT HATCH PLOT ISSUE:

If gradient hatch is created and attempted to plot PDF (using DWG to PDF) ZWCAD+ does not print gradient hatch in PDF. When attempted to plot JPG (using DWG to JPG) ZWCAD+ creates JPG with gradient hatch, but hatch portion appears to be messy.

If same thing attempted with ZWCAD 2010 / 11 / 12, then ZWCAD 2010/11/12 plots gradient hatch without any problem.


SOLID HATCH PLOT ISSUE:

When attempted to produce PDF (using DWG to PDF) or JPG (using DWG to JPG) of drawing containing SOLID HATCH, then in the rectangular portion a thin white coloured line running from top left corner to bottom right corner appears.

GRADIENT_HATCH_TEST_ZWCAD2012.PDF (27.05 KB)
GRADIENT_HATCH_TEST_ZWCADplus.PDF (45.11 KB)


GRADIENT_HATCH_TEST_ZWCAD2012_LAYOUT.PDF (27.19 KB)


GRADIENT_HATCH_TEST_ZWCADplus_LAYOUT.PDF (45.33 KB)


JPG plot of HATCH using ZWCAD+2012

GRADIENT_HATCH_TEST_ZWCADplus.jpg
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JPG plot of HATCH using ZWCAD 2012

GRADIENT_HATCH_TEST_ZWCAD2012.jpeg
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For testing purpose we have created a .DWG file which I've attached here in thread. Also PDF and JPG files produced from ZWCAD 2012 and ZWCAD+2012 for the reference.

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Jenny

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27-11-2013 04:55 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 1# sameer7183

Hi, yes, there are problems when using pdf.pc5 and jpeg.pc5 plotter to plot drawing with gradient hatch. Thanks for your feedback, we will try to fix them as soon as possible.

Plotting gradient hatch to PDF or JPEG works well in ZWCAD 2012, please use ZWCAD 2012 as a temporary solution. If you have ZWCAD+ activated on your computer, ZWCAD 2012 on the same computer would be activated automatically.
Click here to download ZWCAD 2012 English

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SameerSG

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12-02-2014 09:37 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Dear Jenny,

Is ZWCAD+2014 capable of producing smooth gradient hatch while plotting after release of SP1?

(Apologies if my words are rude.) Our clients are suffering through this issue. We provided them ZWCAD 2012 (vernum 17176) as temporary solution, but colour shades printed in ZWCAD 2012 are lot different than ZWCAD+2014's colour shade purity.

Please guide us on such issue.

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01-05-2014 12:52 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Please, anyone can tell me whether this plotting issue is solved?

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09-09-2014 03:08 . am   |   View his/her posts only
ZWCAD+2015 BETA does not print gradient hatch.

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17-09-2014 03:28 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 5# sameer7183

hi SameerSG, I'm sorry that these two problems haven't be solved.

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20-10-2014 01:07 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
In this particular case Gstar8 is doing better. At least they are specific about the thing that Gradient Hatch printing is not available, also it does not show Gradient Hatch in preview.
Better being specific rather than spoiling product value.

Where ZWCAD+ shows gradient hatch in preview, but it does not print.
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