I am new to Microstation and would like to ask something about an issue I encountered with printing a DGN file to PDF and on paper. Some of the lines will disappear when printed. These lines will not disappear on the print preview but they will disappear when the file is printed. Please see below for the affected graphics which is enclosed in red boxes.
When this drawing is printed, it will appear as the following:
However when I turned off the Rasterized option, the lines won’t disappear at all.
This problem will only occur in these particular drawing files and when I copy-paste this graphic to another DGN file, the issue is not encountered. Sadly, this is not an efficient solution.
I am using Microstation V8i (Select Series 3) when I encountered this problem. When using another machine with Microstation V8i (Select Series 2), the problem is not encountered as the lines won't disappear. I have tried printing 5 different machines, 3 machines with Select Series 2 and 2 machines with Select Series 3; the issue is encountered in both machines with Select Series 3. Anyone else encountered this?
we need to see your file not a picture, cad is too complicated to work out what is wrong also not sure why you use rasterise for a vector drawing..
Rasterize is when you have image files underneath a drawing... or if your using transparency on fills.. otherwise turn it off by default..
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Hi Lorys. Thank you for the reply. Please see attached for the concerned file.
As for Rasterize option, we need to use this option in order for the some of the graphics and the text to display properly when printed.
When I set the View1 Display Style to Hidden Line Realistic, and then print it, all seems to look fine.
If Hidden Line Realistic is unacceptable for some reason, then you'll probably need go through the Display Styles Settings in some more detail until you find something that is acceptable for you.
Just checking "Treat Open Elements as Edges" in your Hidden Line display style settings is enough tho get them to print when you're printing rasterized.
Let me suggest you add the following variable to your MicroStation workspace as a work around for this issue:MS_FORCE_SOFTWARE_RENDERING = 1This setting will force MicroStation to use "Software Graphics".