MicroStation V8i SS4 08.11.09.829 (MicroStation CONNECT 10.12.00.40)
Plotter: OCE PlotWave 750
I need some help to improve the quality of the grid lines that we have on our Profile and Cross Section sheets. These lines have the following symbology:
Level “Major”, color = 14, linestyle = 0, weight = 3
Level “MINOR”, color = 14, linestyle = 0, weight = 1
If I were to print the attached dgn “!JUNK_Profile” and use the attached pltcfg file “OCEPW750-1_HQ_rm312_half” with the associated pentable “!PENTABLE” I get a print that looks like attached pdf file “Printer output_from MSTA”. If I create a pdf from the same dgn and use the pltcfg file “pdf_half.pltcfg” I still get an undesirable product (it uses the same pentable). The two printouts, one directly from MicroStation and the other from MicroStation to pdf then to the plotter are different but the problem is the same, they both are missing some lines on the MINOR Level just in different places. Is there some setting in MicroStation that I need to manipulate in order to produce prints displaying consistent lines on the MINOR level?
I have also tried plotting from MicroStation CONNECT with the same results.
Thank You for your time,
In case anyone is interested, the issue resides in our OCE Plot Wave 750 plotter and the only way we can “improve” the quality of the prints is to change settings in the Window Print Driver. In our case we need to go our OCE Printing Preferences and change the “Image” setting from the default “CAD with images” to “Pure CAD”. With this older plotter of ours there is no middle ground it is either one or the other. The drawback to using the “Pure CAD” setting is that there cannot be any image files attached to the printed dgn, because they will be printed as one solid black patch.
Again I thank Lorys for time and effort trying to help me.
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