A Common error when printing a drawing is that the line weights are too thick, and the small details get lost. This occurs because the line weights aren’t set up correctly. As a default the application options set the line weights by range rather than the true line weight so they won’t appear on the screen as they print.
Go to Application Options – Drawing tab – Select Settings under the line weight section. In the text box that appears select Display True Line Weights.
You can edit these line weights in the Styles Editor, which can be found under the Manage tab.
To edit the line weights go to the Layers tab and the list of different layer types will be appear, in here you can select from the drop down menu the different Line Weights. From here you can also further edit the lines in the Line Type and also Appearance of the line.
You can change the line type by using the drop down manu in the Format tab in the Annotate ribbon. If your layer type is not appearing in the format list you will need to add it to the template or to the document (on the right click menu). For this your styles editor will need to be set to Read/Write and the active standard needs to be selected.
In the standards settings go to Available Styles – Layers.
This will give you a selection boxes of different layers that you want in the standard. Check/uncheck the layers you want. You can also use the drop down box in the top right corner to switch between Local Styles and All Styles, this will give you the full default Inventor list of layers plus any that you have created.
Once complete hit Save and Close.