Okay, I am desperate here. I was drawing a simple 2d model(on my macbook pro running Yosemite), and was working on printing a 1:1 scale, when everything went wacko. I lost view of my object and at first I thought I just got myself lost in space somehow, but when I tried to find my object, it almost seems as if I’m stuck in an invisible box. My view controls are acting weird (i.e camera shakes when I try to orbit, can’t seem to zoom hardly at all), I also can’t seem to select anything. I tried using zoom extents, it didn’t work the first few times I tried, but it finally got me to a point where I could see my model. Thinking I had fixed it, I then switched my camera view back to “perspective”(I had changed it to print), and my model completely disappears again.
I suspect this may be something simple, like I accidentally enabled some view option or camera control setting on accident, possibly by way of hotkey. I have looked through all the camera settings and such, but cannot find the solution. If anybody knows what on earth is going on, I would appreciate it if you would fill me in.
I have discovered how to recreate this error, it has to do with the printing process. I still have not found a way around it. The steps to recreate are as follows:
1: Create a plane(or any shape probably, just something to focus on).
2: select “parallel projection”, and “top” view.
3: position view on plane.
4: open “document setup”, deselect “fit view to scale” and input 1" into the “print scale” fields(setting it to print a 1:1 scale) Press okay(NOTE: make sure you select another field for your input to save. simply pressing okay after typing will not save your changes).
5: Open “Print” then close it with “cancel”.
6: After closing the “Print” dialog, simply click once on your model. This should immediately result in a distorted view, and the above mentioned symptoms.
Note: In the few times I have recreated this bug, the number of pages required to print have been anywhere from 4 pages to 275 pages. This is known bug with printing to scale, to which I have found no solution, other than zooming in as close to the object you want printed, cutting out as much “dead space” as possible. Sometimes I can get it, sometimes I can’t. Whether this new bug is related to that one or not, I do not know.
If anyone can attempt recreate this for trouble shooting, it would be much appreciated.