Hey, I'm relative new to MicroStation and I'm having trouble producing nice PDFs. The lines aren't coming out smooth when I plot.
I don't think it's a line thickness issue and I think I've tried changing the stroke tolerance correctly. Any help? I'm using SELECT series 10
What pltcfg file are you using to create your pdf files? You can open the pltcfg with the print driver editor and check the Default Line Join field. It looks like yours may be set to BUTT. I usually have mine set to Miter/Bevel. You could also experiment with the Default Line Cap field.
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Thank you very much! I had some success with that. I think detaching and reattaching my reference also helped.
I'm still getting strange shapes for some reason though. Any ideas?
When you zoom into a pdf the elements do not look very smooth. How does it look on a normal sheet plotted to paper? As long as it looks good there you should be fine. The elements will look more jagged with heavier line weights. Your original screenshot looks like you have very heavy line weights.
mwlong said:How does it look on a normal sheet plotted to paper? As long as it looks good there you should be fine.
Recently I've been told by clients that many of the project documents are only reviewed and used electronically. This is the paradigm we've all been looking forward to for years. We'll get all the way there someday, it will take a long time.
Maurice- What is the round looking thing (element type). There are several subtle things in the pltcfg which affect the appearance of output. You can try mine just for S&G, it's just Printer.pltcfg modified. I do mostly basic simple drafting.
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other alternative is to create pentable that only uses wt 0 and wt 2 for all your colours so only thick is for things that really have to look different.. second is if your using acrobat reader tell your staff and clients to disable line weights when zooming in press control - 5
to change this in bluebeam revu go search youtube and there is tutorial how to customise the toolbars to include disable lineweight (on/off) and add it to your toolbars....
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I got an error when printing was fragmented, grainy, though I did my best.
Your not maurice!
you cant just rely I got an error... you have to introduce things like I'm using version xyx and I tried to use a modified custom pentable like you suggested or I have the same problem as maurice then explain your work flow show your results, what settings in the print drive, rasterize on or off etc post a picture, post a sampled dgn , post a copy of your printer driver and copy of your pentable...what size paper you trying to print at what scale of the original data.. you cant fit your whole country on a map 1:2,500 000 and expect all the details to be sharp like minor road names
We cant read your mind... or see your screen .... well not yet but I'm sure the tech is being developed at Langley as we text...but until then... FYI if your new poster read the best practices instruction at the top of the forums....