i have an assembly drawing ewhere one item has the qty in the desription only when i print the drawing, it looks ok on the computer. how do i fix this?
Sorry but could not understand if it is an issue that one item has QTY in description or if it is that only one has QTY in description but not others.
Can you share some files or screen shots.
Can you be a little more descriptive?
Are you talking about a typed in qty that gets filled in a custom property
a qty that is added parametrically or how exactly does it get there?
And what is the exact issue?
its an assembly drawing, it has 5 components, the bom is parametric, one of the items qty goes into the desription box, it doesnt do that when the drawing is viewed on the computer or in pront preview, but when i print the drawing the qty wich is 1, moves over to the description and the qty box is emty.
Ok this part isn't a toolbox part is it?
Can you post some images of this?
Does this happen on more then one PC?
Have you looked at the properties of this particular part to see if
there is anything obvious?
lets try this, if i wanted the qty to appear in the description box, were do i do that?
sounds like your BOM template is messed up.
Here is a link to the help file in SW that should help you out;
Well, first of all, the qty is system driven by solidworks and is it's own entity.
So I agree with Troy that it sounds like you BOM template is screwed up.
I think if you do want the qty mixed in with the description you might
want to post this on the API side of things.
Check this setting in the part showing that QTY behavior.
i did, there are 2 choices, none and description. i have none selected, i changed to description and nothing happened.
Can you post an image of what you would like your BOM to look like?
ok heres the drawing im talking about, its item 1 wich is the problem. can i send you the files for you to see if you can figure it out?
Scott you need to share the parts and assembly file to investigate the issue. Please use pack and go under file menu and zip everything into one zip folder and attach here.
BTW I opened your drawing file and created a perfect PDF out of it. Can you try to create the PDF and check what happens. You can do save as PDF or Print as PDF
Loks OK on screen and prints just fine.
Maybe your printer driver.
Try saving as a PDF and printing that.
i know it looks ok when viewed on screen, its when i print it does it.
Did you tried making the PDF or updating the printer drivers?
Also can you put up the files here to check?
What does it look like in the print preview?
I would go with updating the printer driver if indeedlike it has been suggested.
the pdf worked ok
So are you able to resolve the issue??
So did you get this to work for you?
If the SW preview and PDF worked, the problem lies with the printer or its driver.
ok, i will install the driver and see what happens. thanks guys.
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