I have my pen table set up where it looks good when print at the size created. However if I open the PDF and zoom in the lines are too thick to view.
In Bluebeam and Acrobat there is a setting to turn off the line widths so the file is legible when zooming in.
Is there a setting to control this when creating the PDF so weights are clear when zooming in?
No zoom weight in cad to pdf sorry that's a GIS feature in GIS view only not make pdfs but in Mstn you can just make pdf no weight
In the print dialog >settings> print attributes > untick lineweight… but msnt will remember this next time so I recommend make a custom printer pentable and set everything to LW=0 for output and rename it LW0 so you remember it and create a custom pdf called the same and force path the pentable…
You can make a copy of the printer and modify the design weight settings to all equal the same no of dots, you will need trail and error... but I think the easiest is a zero weight pentable if you plan to keep doing pdfs like this
only trouble is its 0 weight zoom in, is when not zoom in ie 100% line work too thin when zoomed out...
to make what you desire would require acrobat to create extra feature for magnification factors to only use 0 lineweights for zoom factor x% and above I don't think they will when just control 5 toggles it on or off
So one just has to educate users how to turn on off lineweights in the viewers if you want to keep line weights in the pdf for zoom 100% to stay...
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I have been using the setting in Bluebeam to toggle of line widths off for now. However that isn't going to help the client unless they do the same setting in acrobat or Bluebeam.
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Simple would be to create a new pltcfg file and adjust the weights to values appropriate for the anticipated view scale.
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Bob, I have the pen weights assigned in the output by symbology by color. Viewing on the screen and viewing on paper are different. If we were just viewing on screen I would narrow up all my pen widths but we work off of printed drawings and so do our subs in the field.
Yes, never used Turn Off Line Weights in Acrobat. I can only tell you that you have control over the output thickness thru the plotter file, pen table, etc. The display in the Microstation file is totally independent of that (weight is just a value) and can be controlled thru preferences.
In my world folks are more and more using only the electronic file (PDF), so I make those reflect a printed page. Gave up the old standard, stupid CAD standard color output as weight (worked well in the 80s and 90s). So my CAD file, as well as the output reflects the intended presentation. Or CADland as Reality! Background is white (did not work well with CRTs), black line is, you guessed it, black.
Kirk said: that isn't going to help the client unless they do the same setting in acrobat or Bluebeam.
you just have to educate the client .. maybe a tip in the email if you email pdf... regarding using Acrobat and Control 5, and another great tool I have educated others to use in our office and clients is turning on and use of the loupe tool its just like the jewelers magnifier .. like having two screens and magnifier follows main screen , great for zoom in to title block erc without changing the main view size.. try it you'll love it.. acrobat reader only sorry...
We had to educate clients about layered pdfs why not toggle weights...