I work for a water utility company and we have 1000's of plans scanned to TIFF, some very long (up to 15m) In order to reduce printing costs, these have to beconverted to PDF for easier viewing.
I have found that Bentley Viewer and Microstation v8i are very efficient PDF creators. With the right pltcfg, they produce compact and efficient PDFs from TIFFs, longer than 5m.
After opening the TIFF in either of the above programs, I proceed as follows:
Are you actually opening a .TIFF file with Microstation or are you opening a DGN with a .TIFF either embedded or referenced. If you are opening DGNs you can batch print. If you are opening .TIFFs you might want to take a look at a free download of XnView. Good Luck, Steve
You may also want to look into using Acrobat to do this. PDF's are in part simply a wrapper put around Postscript and TIFF files.
I MS is your only option. Figure out what DGN seed file is used when you open a TIFF file directly with MS. Set the seed file up as a 2D Sheet with the Print Boundary set accordingly. Then use print organizer, to print. No fence setup would be required using this method.
Above talk makes sense. Till now, I know how to convert pdf from tiff. but how the reverse is possible, i mean convert pdf to tiff...
Do one thing at a time, and do well.
IrFanView did the trick. It allows batch-procesing and conversion of files.
+/-25800 TIFF-files were converted to PDF, with only +/-70 errors. (it took 2 days...)
Sadly, the PDF-version IrFanView uses (1.3) also has a limit of a maximum page-size of 200 inch (5,080m) wich for some plans results in non-readable PDFs (by Acrobat Reader)
Luckily, that applies to about a 100 files or so, so I can do the conversion to PDF manually, using Bentley View and a good .pltcfg-file. The PDF-version MS or View uses is 1.7.
As DavidG noted above, a PDF file is no more than a wrapper around its content, rather like a ZIP file. There are tools available to unpack a PDF file.
However, the conversion from PDF to TIFF has nothing to do with MicroStation, and is off-topic to this thread. If you search the web for conversion PDF TIFF you will find several possibilities.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions