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    By Miles Nicholson

    If an Autodesk® Inventor DWG™ is created that has shaded views, whilst the drawing will look great in Inventor:

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    The drawing when opened using Autodesk® TrueView or AutoCAD® will look differently as the shaded views are created as 2D wireframe block references:

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    When you plot the drawing, the plot preview will appear with edges around the shaded view 2D wireframe block references:

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    In order that these edges don’t appear on the plot, in AutoCAD® double left click on the view and hover near the top centre where the Visual Style Controls are displayed:

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    Left click on the view name and change to Realistic. Other visual styles will also achieve the same result e.g. Shaded, Shaded with edges.

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    Repeat for any other shaded views within the DWG™.

    Now when you plot, the outer edges of the shaded view block references will not show:

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