I have some levels in my file that I want printed to my pdf, however by default I want those levels to be off in the pdf so that the user would have to manually turn them on in the pdf in order to see them. Is this possible?
Hello Todd, I know that this is an old discussion but I came across it and was wondering if you could give a little direction on how to accomplish this in V8i?
~"The PDF file created with the MicroStation pdf.pltcfg driver should include all levels although the level display is switch OFF. This gives the user the ability to create PDF files in which certain levels are not displayed (plot function is switch OFF in level manager), but he can turn it ON in the PDF file without creating a new PDF file."
Enhancement request 86220 has not been implemented and I’m not aware of a workaround.
use my workaround xref the same xref twice once with levels off and once with those levels on so the ref with off and be toggle off can be used in the pdf reader... to swap the levels from off to on...via which xref is turned on or off
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I would recommend using a Print Style. Starting in MicroStation V8i SS4 (might have been SS3) you can configure print styles to force levels on or off when printing, same for display of reference attachments.
If you want all of your levels available in an output PDF file create a special Print Style that forces the display of all levels on when printing.
For earlier versions of MicroStation without this option (or if you really don't like Print Styles) you can use Saved Views. Create a Saved View with all of the levels turned on. Prior to printing recall the saved view to restore the level display.
Greg Guerrino said:
I dont think so... if the levels are not displayed during the creation of the layered pdf then you cant turn them on on the pdf unless there is a setting I dont know about to print levels not displayed.... this is same behavior with non layered pdfs...
Now if your saying "Should" as a "wouldnt it be a nice enhancement "then we also need the enhancement to give the option to have levels that are off to not come thru to the pdf..with Roads works we often dont want some levels shown on client pdfs but we still want the option to have them later in pdfs....