I have been having problems printing assembly drawings with bill of materials, and large detail sheets with hole charts, this also includes multiple sheet drawings and assemblies.
My system specs are P4 ~ Dell Workstation ~ 2.8 Ghz.1GB Ram 128 or 256 MB Video (can't remember) Windows XP Pro OS
I am plotting to a HP 488CA large ink jet color printer can print up to a "D" size.
The problem is this. If I print an Assembly with or without a BOM, the drawing border will print with no text in the title block, the BOM text will print with only the vertical lines showing, the horizontal lines do not appear at all. What happens above is if I am lucky with the printing at all. Normally it just locks up the printer. Same thing happens with large detail sheets with hole charts, this also includes multiple sheet drawings and assemblies. We have the latest drivers for this plotter installed. Now here is the weird part. When I print out single sheet details with rev table, 1 item bill of materails the drawing prints out perfectly. Not a single problem. I have contacted our support person, and he has asked me to save it out as a .pdf file, I have done that and the printer has still locked up with those files. So today, I saved out all of my sheets to a .dwg R13 file, opened in ACAD and guess what, printed perfectly with no issues.
I am venting here, anyone else out there had any similiar problems or issues with printing. In my mind the last thing that I should have to worry about is printing a drawing. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. The only option that I have not tried is throwing the printer through the window. That is our last resort.