I was wondering if anyone else has encountered the subject issue. Below is the scenario;
DGN A contains multiple reference files (4-8).
DGN B contains graphics defining a project border
DGN C contains graphics of a bridge or structure plan view.
DGN D contains DGN A referenced with live nesting=1, DGN C referenced, and DGN B referenced.
The user clip bounds DGN A & C to a defined shape in DGN D. The user then clip masks areas of DGN A where text, labels and dimensions overlap information in DGN C in DGN D.
DGN D probably has a total of 8-10 clips including the clip boundaries.
When attempting to print the file to a PDF using the Print organizer or from the print/plot dialog, the printing progress dialog opens with the Print Status reading "Constructing Display List" and the process runs for 20-30 minutes, then we just stop the process.
Once I remove all of the CLIP MASKS, we can create the PDF in seconds from both the Print Organizer or print/plot dialog box.
We have tried on several workstations running a variety of windows versions( XP & 7), workstations that are 32 & 64 Bit, RAM ranging from 4 to 8 GB. We were able to create the PDF from a laptop running win8, ms08.11.09.397, 16GB RAM.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit/Windows 7 Pro 64Bit/ Windows XP SP2
In the Base Properties > Advanced section of pdf.pltcfg, set Enable Driver Clipping to false. After saving the change reload the driver configuration, and then test.
Thanks for the reply Todd, I made the suggested changes and the result is the same. For your convenience, I have attached the pltcfg.
Can you provide the complete dataset, including the pen table? I’ll open a Service Request and we’ll work this offline.
It appears Chuck is experiencing Trouble Report 348669. The workaround is to turn off Measuring and Georeferencing in pdf.pltcfg. The solution is to upgrade to MicroStation 08.11.09.397 or later.