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?
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".
Where do i add this line of text?
to answer how and where to add the new variable ..
It is a variable statement so its entered in the workspace config file , you can add it easily via pulldown >workspace> configuration> then the new button and in the top bar type or copy paste MS_FORCE_SOFTWARE_RENDERING
and in the value box below type 1, ok save and exit reopen mstn and test your file...
but I don't think that is your problem... why do you want rasterised option ticked at all I have looked at your file and you have not used transparency in your levels.. so I never tick rasterise , but in the printer dialog > settings> print attributes I have enable transparency and in my view attributes allow transparency .. so when I need it its there but not rasterised...I'm sure there times when rasterised is needed but I haven't found one in over 20 years but I could be wrong. ( it wouldn't be the first time haha)
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