Is there a way to permanently change your Microstation printer to pdf preferences? I would like my resolution to change from 1200 dpi to 300 dpi automatically when printing out drawings to pdf, as this would save a lot of time when printing out many sets of drawings individually. I currently manually change it to 300 dpi through the printer settings every time I have to print each drawing. Please let me know if this is possible. thank you.
You should be able to edit the PLTCFG file you are using. That would make the change permanent.Do not change this file if it is used by other people. If this is a shared/network file, I suggest making a personal copy to edit, and then using that whenever you print.
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Hi Mary, thanks for your response.
Sorry what I meant was, is it possible to save this 300 dpi setting whenever I print any Microstation drawing? Currently its set to 1200 dpi whenever i print, but I'd like it to stay as 300 dpi, without me having to change it every single time I print.
The dialog in your screenshot appears to be the Windows PDF driver from Adobe, rather the regular method most people use inside of MicroStation.
To change these settings in Windows :
Check MicroStation and see if the settings have applied now.
The solution MaryB is talking about is when using a pltcfg driver instead of the Windows System driver. Most people use Bentley's pdf.pltcfg for creating PDFs. If you want to try this the file is in:
For MicroStation connect: C:\Program Files\Bentley\MicroStation CONNECT Edition\MicroStation\Default\pltcfg
For MicroStation V8i (SS10): C:\ProgramData\Bentley\MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)\WorkSpace\System\pltcfg
Yes, Kevin is right. I was talking about using a Bentley PLTCFG file to set the bulk of the printer settings within MicroStation. If you are not using these files, you will need to make your changes to the printer through the Windows settings.
The benefit or using the Bentley drivers, as opposed to the Windows drivers, is that you can have settings that apply only to your drawing files without affecting any other documents you may need to produce in other software that use that Windows printer.