solidworks >> displayed line thickness

by Sam » Wed, 31 Aug 2005 22:24:01 GMT

I am once again working for a company that is converting from Acad to
SW and I am trying to create their drawing templates. I have them setup
where they will print OK, the line weights look good when printed but
the thickness of the line on the screen is excessive and makes the
drawing look bad on the screen. How can I go about changing how thick a
line looks on the screen but not its line weight when printing?

Thanks,
Sam


solidworks >> displayed line thickness

by SteveT » Thu, 01 Sep 2005 00:55:49 GMT


1. open any drawing or template
2. File -> Print
3. click line weights
4. enter the value you want that line thickness to actually print at.

I am not sure if this is actually stored in the template or not. If not you
will have to set this on everyone's machine. You will have to test to see.

Hope that helps.
Steve Tietz

solidworks >> displayed line thickness

by Brian » Thu, 01 Sep 2005 03:19:43 GMT


Out of curiousity, what version of SW and what video card are they
using? My lines in drawings and edges of parts appear very thick since
moving to 2006 ( using a Fire GL T-2 128 ) and I'd also like to be able to
change their on-screen appearance. Actual printing looks great.


--
Brian Hokanson
Starting Line Products

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