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Why does printout show underlying 2D on top of 3D picture?
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* January 11, 2019, 02:09:48 AM
Turbocad Mac deluxe 11

I'm new to doing any 3D drawings but have completed a simple one for a property floor layout. But if I 'Open PDF in Preview' or if I print the drawing I seem to have the underlying 2D layout superimposed on the printout. I'm clearly doing something wrong and hope someone can point me in the right direction.

Many Thanks
Allan H


January 11, 2019, 02:59:17 AM
Hi Allen! Welcome to the Forum!
That seems awfully weird! Could you also post the resultant PDF?
A Couple other things to try sorting out:
1) seperate the layering, so that the lines would be (say layer2) hidden
2) Is the PDF construction done with the new 3D Adobe?
3) If Adobe is 'interrupting' the print flow, make sure it is printing according to their (Huge) parameters setups
4) Because of #3, I have "fired" Adobe for doing anything in the printing, utilizing the Preview app only


* January 11, 2019, 03:19:36 AM
Your floorplan and the 2D elements are most likely on layer 1, so hide that layer.

In my screenshots, I have the drawing shown with and without the 2D elements by hiding a layer. I like to create a "Floorplan" layer for clarity of the layers use and when I just want to work on or print the floorplan I can isolate the layer.



* January 12, 2019, 07:27:06 AM
Thank you both - I've sorted this via layering as you suggested


Allan H


January 12, 2019, 10:33:09 PM
Your Welcome Allan!