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Arrowheads or other parts of dimensions are not printed.

A - answer Arrowheads (ticks), extension or dimension lines, or other components of dimensions and leaders are missing on printouts or in plot previews.

There may be various reasons of this problem:

  • The missing dimension part is placed in the DEFPOINTS layer, which is not printed (or in other "non-plotting" layer)
  • The missing dimension part has assigned color (style) that is mapped in the plot style table to an invisible (no-contrast) color; be careful e.g. with "almost" black colors, and with BYBLOCK colors
  • Your dimension uses a custom arrowhad which is domaged or improperly defined
  • You dimension uses annotation scales and the arrow has wrong scale
  • The arrow is just not filled - see FILLMODE
  • It could be also a problem of printer driver - try to plot first to a DWF or PDF file and then print this file on your printer or plotter

Try to explode the complaining dimension and check properties of its individual components.

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20.3.2013    6226x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 10921:The tolerance frame is displayed or printed in different line weight.
Tip 9073:Two ways of exporting an Inventor assembly to a STL file.
Tip 8367:Green corners around drawing views in Inventor.
Tip 8244:Revit plot/print is not to scale.
Tip 5003:AutoCAD mask not printed properly.


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