• Improving PDF Quality

    With the increased need for Portable Document Format files (PDFs), users may look for ways to enhance the quality of these documents.  With MicroStation V8i, the ability to produce top quality PDFs is available. 

    By default, the MicroStation PDF printer driver configuration file (pdf.pltcfg) produces PDFs with very good PDF quality.  This is considered “STANDARD” quality.  However, the driver also allows for…

    • Thu, Sep 27 2012
  • Configuring Geographic Coordinates and PDF raster attachments

    At times it is convenient to produce a PDF containing specific Geographic Coordinate System (GCS) data.  This PDF could be attached later as a raster image (via Raster Manager) which contains that same GCS information.  Here is a step-by-step process to accomplish such a feat:

    The first thing that needs to be done is to associate a coordinate system with the design file being used.  To determine whether there is a current…

    • Thu, Sep 27 2012
  • Level and Reference overrides for Printing

    MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) v08.11.09.292 and later provides a way to control level and reference output at print time. By default, both the Print and Print Organizer utilities output levels and references as they were last saved in the DGN file. Pen tables offer the capability to turn levels and references on or off, but you can now do this via the Print dialog or Print Organizer, allowing you to override what…

    • Thu, Sep 27 2012