Raster transparency ignored when printed

This pertains to migration from v8i to Connect. I've been running Connect for a week now and dealing with miscellaneous things.

Most of my projects use raster images attached to the master model, referenced in a sheet and transparency modified in the sheet. Most of them work fine, but I have one file that doesn't work. When printed, it ignores the transparency I've set for the raster image and just prints it 100%.

  • Yes, I took care of the rasterized box thing, edit to the pltcfg file. If I turn on rasterized that one project prints fine. But I can't rely on that as a fix, I've got like 50 active projects and I'm confident I'll come across more problems (or not). My output is PDF 1.6.

    Connect r17 self-employed

  • simple answer dont use CE , log a SR with bentley  send a copy of your  file to bentley and go back to using  ss4 or ss3...

    I believe its too bug ridden to be of any  production office use at our consultancies level ie roads , infrastructure etc when batch production and consistent lookin prints across hundreds of plans in a print set as well as multiple projects for the same clients they should always look and feel the same if you used standards.. and standardised printer drivers and pentables...


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  • I am running SS10 and get the same thing.  I have not figured it out yet, but have narrowed it down to something in the seed file.  If we use our state DOT seed file, then I have no issues, but If we use our County seed file then the transparency will not work unless we print rasterized. 

  • Seems like a workaround is to not use transparency or print as "rasterized" and to increase the brightness in the Raster Options portion of the Printer > Settings.  Moving the Brightness to 100 made my print look about the same as what it looked like on the screen when I changed transparency to 80 for an aerial image jpg.