Why Gradient Hatches print as black fills?


Gradient hatches show up as black or invisible solids in print and sometimes they print partially.


Some printer drivers have problems with the way gradient hatches are drawn in print (GDI ::GradientFill). Then they print the gradient hatch as a black solid.


There is no fix for this in BricsCAD. There are two approaches to resolve the problem:

  • Upgrade the printer driver to the latest version. This can resolve the problem for a number of printers.
  • Use the Print As Pdf built-in device to create a PDF, then print this PDF.
Note: PDF printers that have been shown to work with the latest drivers:
doPDF, PDFCreator, PDF995, Bull zip PDF, CutePDF.