Schematic shapes won't print

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bte2
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Schematic shapes won't print

#1 Post by bte2 » 09 Apr 2016, 18:59

If I draw a line, a circle, and a component, only the component will print. It all shows up on the preview, but not on paper.

I have screwed with it (the settings) quite a bit trying to get it working, and am wasting a lot of time and paper.

Does anybody here have anything I could try? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Schematic shapes won't print

#2 Post by Tomg » 10 Apr 2016, 06:27

It printed for me. What layer are the line and circle on? Which operating system and version of DipTrace are you using? What kind of printer?
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Re: Schematic shapes won't print

#3 Post by bte2 » 11 Apr 2016, 08:32

Tomg wrote:It printed for me. What layer are the line and circle on? Which operating system and version of DipTrace are you using? What kind of printer?
I guess I didn't try hard enough. If I set the sheet to black they won't print. If I set the sheet to white they do. I hate white drawing sheets on computers.

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Re: Schematic shapes won't print

#4 Post by Alex » 11 Apr 2016, 08:42

I have black background in program colors but I can print shapes without problems.

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Re: Schematic shapes won't print

#5 Post by farley » 11 Apr 2016, 08:52

I use a black background and have not, so far, had issues with printing shapes. Here are screenshots of my color setting dialogs.
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Re: Schematic shapes won't print

#6 Post by Alex » 12 Apr 2016, 09:27

Could you install a virtual PDF printer (if system doesn't have any PDF printer yet) and printout to PDF printer. Are there shapes in PDF file?

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Re: Schematic shapes won't print

#7 Post by lonewolf » 10 Feb 2017, 13:58

Schematic circles do not print for me either.

I have tried printing to paper via a Brother Laser printer, and I have also tried printing to PDF using three different virtual PDF printers, and the results are always the same - no circles.

I am running;

Mac OSX 10.9.5
DipTrace 3.0.0.2 (June 14, 2016)
XQuartz 2.7.11 (xorg-server 1.18.4)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

My current workaround is to PRINT PREVIEW > save as BMP or JPG > open BMP/JPG in PREVIEW > export to PDF


Regards, M.

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Re: Schematic shapes won't print

#8 Post by madscientist » 18 Apr 2018, 11:19

same issues for me , Diptrace 3.2.0.1 , Mac 10.11.6 ( el Capitan )

anything with a circle will not print ( LEDs) etc , if I edit the component and draw a square in replacement of a circle, that square then prints

bizarre

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Re: Schematic shapes won't print

#9 Post by Serg » 19 Apr 2018, 07:33

Thank you for report. Could you please send the example to our technical support:
support at diptrace.com
These files will help us to localize the problem.

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Re: Schematic shapes won't print

#10 Post by bobdaspit » 07 Oct 2018, 15:36

Same problem here...

Diptrace 3.2.0.1 (but had the same problem with previous versions)

Mac OS 10.10.5 Yosemite

Will send example to tech support

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