Lately, the projects I have been printing to pdf are very slow. They are slow to open, slow to scan through pages and basically do anything. Its not so bad on smaller projects (<50 pages), but on larger projects, performance seems to be suffering badly.
I am guessing this is more of an Adobe issue that an FDOT/Microstation issue, but since many of us here deal with printing our projects to pdf, I thought I would ask.
Has anyone else been experiencing this? Anyone found a solution?
Do you have a large cross section file?
Its about 25 sheets worth, nothing too crazy. Ive had much larger XS files and no problems. Seems to be a more recent issue. I have had projects with 100+ pages of XS sheets in the past and never had any problems quickly flipping through the pages. Some of my more recent pdfs have been just horribly slow.
I even have a project with no cross sections (we are just doing signing, signals and its) that is only 40 pages and flipping through that is noticeably slow.
These two project pdfs have been created recently, after the SS2 update, using print organizer. Not really sure what to do about it.
Zachary Billings, P.E.
Senior Roadway Engineer (Licensed in FL and MI)
CONSOR Engineers, LLC
Windows 11 | Intel Core i7-13700k | Nvidia RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra | 32 GB of RAM | 2 TB Western Digital Black SN850x NVME
ORD Version 10.12.02.004 | FDOT Connect Version 10.12.01.00
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Okay. I was going to ask next if you were using FDOTSS2. The print engine changed in MicroStation SS3.
Someone else reported a similar problem but they were just printing cross sections. Let me do some testing and see what I can come up with.
Sounds good, thanks Jimmie
I've attached an FDOTPDF.pltcfg file. In this on I disabled all of the enhanced features. Give it a try and see if it is faster.