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PDF version of mirrored view is not correct has anyone experienced this?

Question asked by Robert Weimer on Nov 1, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 1, 2017 by Robert Weimer

So I created a drawing mirroring all the views from another drawing, and that just about worked as well as it could, sure I had to rearrange a couple of dimensions, but for the most part, it worked.  I was shocked that something from Solidworks actually worked as the tech people touted in one of the many seminars I attend.  Just as I was about to sing the praises of mirroring views to some of my colleagues, I checked a pdf file that I made from the drawing that contains all of the mirrored views.  The pdf version flips all of my "faked in hidden lines" in the view.  I would have liked to just include all of the hidden lines, then hiding the ones I didn't want, but the lines are so numerous that I just decided to make a sketch and convert the lines I wanted In the view.  Anyway, check out the 2 separate files, and you will see that the hidden lines are not the same.  Has anyone had this happen to them, and how would you suggest solving this issue?  Should I just get rid of them and make a new sketch, or can I expect this to happen no matter what I do in this view.


While I wait for anyone to reply, I'm going to try and redo the sketch from new and see if that helps, but the underlying annoyance still exist, so I would still like to know if this happens to anyone else, and how you have combatted this in the past.  Typically, I would only give a glancing look at the PDFs I have made of the actual drawing, but since the pdf is the document that goes out to the customer, I will now need to inspect very closely what results I get out of the system.  This seems to be a reoccurring theme for the Solidworks world as far as I can tell.  In the last month, I have run into several things that are just shaky to me, but it seems like everyone is O.K. with it so I was hoping that this is yet another thing that all the users know about, but just snicker when they hear about it but have another method to get around it.