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Drawing print quality issues

Question asked by Christopher Thompson on Sep 12, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2012 by Christopher Thompson

Where I am currently working, it has been pointed out by others that the print quality of the drawings is poor compared to their AutoCad drawings. One of the issues is the tables in the drawings as the text is very faint on the hard copy print. I am assuming that the text in a BOM table and the border lines are on the same layer, is that correct? If not, how can I make the text darker and not so faint?


Another issue is the title block is not a bold on a SolidWorks printed drawing as it is on their AutoCad drawings, and they would like the printed hard copies to be similar. Anyone else experience these issues, and do you have some suggestions? I have tried adjusting the page setup settings shown in the image below, but it has has little effect.


Page Setup - Xerox WorkCentre 5030 GPD.jpg


When I talked to my VAR tech support about this, they recommended the PS driver as shown below.

Printer selection for SW - Default.jpg

The PS driver did improve the print quality of PDF files (exported from SolidWorks), but I have seen little change in the SolidWorks print quality. I am currently using SW 2012 SP 4.0.