Simple task but seems impossible to achieve:
I created a rectangle using Orthogonal mode, started at the top left finishing bottom right.
The Hexagon was created using Place Inscribed Polygon started at the centre and finishing at 12 o'clock.
The polygon was created using Place shape starting and ending at the furthest left vertex.
I then printed geometry using my customised version of the delivered PDF plot configuration and this is what I get:
As you can see the corner at the top left of the rectangle/End point of the Hexagon/ Start & Endpoint of the Polygon is not squared and quite frankly it looks extremely bad.
Relevant Plot Configuration Settings:
Default Line Cap = Flat
Default Line Join = Miter
Maximum Miter Angle (Degrees) = 45
So Bentley, what do I need to do to print geometry without these unsightly gaps which appears to be treating specific points with the Line Cap value instead of Line Join?
It appears that those gaps (aka "Mouse Bites") are at the start and end of the lines, or the Line Caps. Since you have them set to Flat, that is why you are seeing them.
Change the Default Line Cap value to Rounded, and you should get much better results.
Rod WingSenior Systems Analyst
Rounded may be better, but it will not give desired results for all elements. This has been a defect for a very long time. Seems to me if you draw a closed element the "bites" should not appear.
Connect r16 10.16.01.56 self-employed
I completely forgot all about this thread...
Bob Rayner said:Rounded may be better, but it will not give desired results for all elements. This has been a defect for a very long time. Seems to me if you draw a closed element the "bites" should not appear.
Yeah I fully agree, rounded looks complete crap compared to clean sharp corners though of course this is typically only at extreme zoom levels in a PDF viewer and not noticeable on prints. Since the startpoint of a shape and/or start & end points of a complex element can be determined programatically, this vertex should have been treated as a line-join and not a line-cap when printing and the issue would not exist. Not that it matters to me but does this issue still remain in CONNECT?
Yes. In fact I don't ever remember a time when this issue did not exist.
Best reason to NOT use round line joins:
Below shows a shape drawn with a custom linestyle with width defined (outside), LC=. wt=31 inside. Don't like it, been this way forever, why? Best setting for me seem to be Line Cap=Flat, Line Join=Miter/Bevel.