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Newly created entities do not plot.

A - answer Entities added to a drawing with Xrefs are not plotted on the paper.

Make sure your entities are not placed in a nonplottable layer (DEFPOINTS or a non-plot attribute). If your drawing is complicated (lots of vectors - e.g. in hatching or text), your plotter memory may be exhausted (verify the plot preview). Also make sure your entities are not assigned (via pens or plot styles) to a near-white (=invisible) color.

This problem may be caused also by a corrupted drawing - e.g. a DWG file coming from a non-Autodesk CAD application.

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3.1.2002    6856x  
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See also:
Tip 10966:DWG named views as bookmarks in the published PDF.
Tip 10945:DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.
Tip 10842:HidePStyle - completely hide selected plot style for printing.
Tip 10759:How to publish a DWG to a PDF file without attaching "-Model" to its name?
Tip 10556:AutoCAD 2015 and 2016 do not allow to select paper size for Designjet T120/T520.

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