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Can't print drawing

scott_caskeyscott_caskey Posts: 32Member PRO
I can print assemblies, parts and other documents, I cannot print a drawing.  I get a little box at the top of the page with a P in it with an "x" to the right.  It won't print.  ??

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  • Tony_C_Tony_C_ Posts: 118Member PRO
    Check to make sure you disabled your pop-up blocker on your browser for OS.
  • scott_caskeyscott_caskey Posts: 32Member PRO
    Why would it work for other tabs on the document but not the drawing?  
  • scott_caskeyscott_caskey Posts: 32Member PRO
    Didn't know you had to export to pdf first.  got it. 
  • michael3424michael3424 Posts: 391Member ✭✭✭
    Keep in mind this is the functionality of the browser, not Onshape. For a proper drawing print, you should export as a pdf first.
    Is there any chance of being able to print a drawing directly to a printer without having to create a PDF first? 
  • PeteYodisPeteYodis Posts: 190Moderator, Onshape Employees
    edited May 16
    Keep in mind this is the functionality of the browser, not Onshape. For a proper drawing print, you should export as a pdf first.
    Is there any chance of being able to print a drawing directly to a printer without having to create a PDF first? 
    @michael3424 Currently if you click print in the workspace menu while viewing a drawing tab, we will create a PDF of the drawing and open it in another tab  -this is different than an export of the drawing to a PDF file.  @scott_caskey Is probably having this tab blocked by a pop-up blocker function in the browser.  This is what @Tony_C_ had mentioned earlier in the discussion.  If you want to ensure these are not blocked by a browser, you can use something like this [*.]onshape.com in the managed exceptions area of the settings in the browser for pop-ups.

    The print function in part studios and assembly studios is more like a print screen.  Drawings are different because of the inherent importance of scale when printing a drawing.  The PDF function respects the scale of the drawing.  
  • michael3424michael3424 Posts: 391Member ✭✭✭
    PeteYodis said:

    @michael3424 Currently if you click print in the workspace menu while viewing a drawing tab, we will create a PDF of the drawing and open it in another tab  -this is different than an export of the drawing to a PDF file.  @scott_caskey Is probably having this tab blocked by a pop-up blocker function in the browser.  This is what @Tony_C_ had mentioned earlier in the discussion.  If you want to ensure these are not blocked by a browser, you can use something like this [*.]onshape.com in the managed exceptions area of the settings in the browser for pop-ups.

    The print function in part studios and assembly studios is more like a print screen.  Drawings are different because of the inherent importance of scale when printing a drawing.  The PDF function respects the scale of the drawing.  
    Sorry to be dense, but I don't see a "print" icon or menu selection anywhere in Onshape when I am viewing a drawing tab.  I can export the drawing to a locally saved PDF from the drawing tab but I'd like to avoid the export step and just print the drawing directly from Onshape.

    I use Chrome and Adblock Plus and have [*.]Onshape.com white-listed for both.  I must be missing something very obvious.
  • PeteYodisPeteYodis Posts: 190Moderator, Onshape Employees
    @michael3424  It's the same for part studios and assembly studios... 
  • michael3424michael3424 Posts: 391Member ✭✭✭
    Perfect Pete - thanks for clearing the cobwebs between my ears!
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