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Print Organizer is not plotting correct linestyles from ProjectWise managed workspace.
Printing - Wiki
How do I change the date format used in Text Substitution to reflect MM/dd/yy?
Printing - MicroStation
An internal printing error occurred - SystemPrinter.GetCurrentFormGeometry
Design Script - Printing - MicroStation
Dialog - Printing - MicroStation
Driver/PDF - Printing - MicroStation
Driver/SYSPRT - Printing - MicroStation
How to avoid the change of "Date Modified" in Windows Explorer, when printing a MicroStation drawing
How to create a Named Expression that will give you the name of the pen table and the name of the design file being printed?
Inserting the value of a variable into the pdf filename using Named Expression
"Date modified" should not be affecting after printing
"invalid expression" when using "Named Expression" for Text Substitution
3d PDF Animation
3D pdf file looks mirrored or reversed
3D pdf won’t rotate in Adobe Acrobat
Access denied when trying to copy plot files to a printer.
Additional elements are visible in the print preview which are not part of a reference clip area. The elements are not visible in the hardcopy or pdf file, as it should be.
An exception occurred populating the printer driver configuration ECInstance
Blank Page when I print from MicroStation
Can the background image be a part of the printout?
Can wildcards be used when naming the cell that will be the plot boundary when using Print Organizer?
Can you apply two Default print styles and if so how are they applied?
Can you change a color Raster which is referenced to a .dgn file to black and white?
Can you define the fence shape from bylevel options in Print Organizer.
Cannot open the Print Dialog. When I try to open the print dialog from my MicroStation "Pull-Down" menus or a key-in the program freezes.
change print color value based on override color number
Curves are not smooth in 3D PDF. The lines making up the curves are very visible in the PDF file.
Customer is using pantone colors in their model. He has created two PDF files from MicroStation 08.09.03.48. One using "Plot to 3D" and the other without (2d). The resulting colors are not the same between the two.
Define print styles will not display
Did you know that the MicroStation print preview can be opened without the Print dialog box displaying?
Display active files last saved date and time in print border.
Does MicroStation V8i automatically attach Autocad .ctb, .stb plot style files?
Edit plot driver option grayed out.
Element as Printing Border
Elements are printed with the wrong priority
Error message when trying to use modified printer.plt
Errors when I try to edit my Printer Driver Configuration (.pltcfg)
Explanation of the Quality Factor setting under Settings - Raster Options in the Print dialog.
Expression names list in Print Organizer
Find/Replace Paths in MicroStation Print Organizer Print Sets
Get blank 3D PDF when using Bentley PDF.pltcfg plot driver file
Getting a 3D PDF with a grey layer on top using IPLOT -> File ->Export PDF , although master and reference files are 2D file.
Getting a linked excel spreadsheet to print correctly.
Getting error plotting to the Adobe PDF printer using printer.pltcfg.
Getting the following error when attempting to add design files to Print Organizer: Exception encountered inside [WorkerMicroStationProxy.LoadDesignfile]
Getting white space when printing to a HP DesignJet T7100 using the printer.pltcfg plot configuration file.
Grayscale RGB values
How are levels (layers) included in a PDF created with MicroStation printing?
How can I allow paper size editing in the Print Dialog Box?
How can I change the color of Raster Manager attachments at print time?
How can I configure the MicroStation Printer Driver printer.pltcfg to print to a specific roll on an HP Designjet?
How can I create JPEG and Tiff raster offline files?
How can Print Organizer's default print definition name expression and the output file name expression be defined by the User?
How can you change the display of the page size units in Adobe Reader?
How can you enter a user-defined rotation in the Print Dialog box? )
How can you force line weights OFF/ON each time you plot no matter how the view attributes are set?
How can you force the print scale to be updated when changing paper sizes without having to choose the maximize option?
How do changes in Level Display Manager appear in a print set?
How do disable Edit Printer Driver dialog
How do I add the file revison number to the output file name?
How do I control the "Rasterized / Non-Rasterized" toggle button in the print dialog?
How do I control the setting under Settings->Raster Options-> "Honor transparency in raster references" within the Print Dialog?
How do I convert Pen Maps in .pltcfg to a .CTB file?
How do I convert the .PDF file back to the DGN format?
How do I get MicroStation plot files (pdfs) to be created in the same directory where the design file is located?
How do I print a design file to the windows default printer without user interaction from Windows file explorer. Example: right click on any design file and select print.
How do I turn on/view the Geo Referencing ability in the PDF file created by MicroStation Print?
How do you convert a .plt (text) plot driver configuration file to a .pltcfg (XML) file?
How do you convert saved views in a DGN file to bookmarks in a PDF file using MicroStation printing?
How do you print a Rendered Dynamic View in Grayscale or Monochrome?
How do you save configuration files (.ini) files as a print set files (.pset) which can be used in MicroStation V8i printing?
How do you set a default scale value in the plot driver file (*.plt or *.pltcfg)?
How do you use wildcards in a MicroStation pen table to specify several reference file logical names?)
How is rotation determined for a 3d pdf?
How to add text to pdf filename
How to Auto Maximize when changing paper sizes.
How to change path of DGN files in a PSET.
How to configure the Color Maps?
How to Decrease PDF Printout File Size
How to delete the Most Recent Used (MRU) PSET history from Print Organizer
How to display a Raster file below the level layer in the PDF file?
How to get a black and white Plot using MicroStation J printer.plt
How to get date and time stamp to plot using a single MicroStation pen table text substitution variable?
How to get printer information from a command line
How to manually attach an Autocad .ctb or .stb plot style file in MicroStation
How to open a existing Print set file (*.pset) from the MicroStation Key-in instead of using Print Organizer -> File -> Open
How to prevent the Color Mode set in the print menu from being applied to raster images.
How to print 11x17 paper sizes using pscript.pltcfg.
How to print a PDF file with levels and files content.
How to print cells in a Microstation cell library...
How to print from Windows 7 (64 bit) using a Windows driver to an "old" HP DesignJet 600?
How to save a newly created PDF file to a local directory instead of to a Projectwise data source location
How to save plot ready files to same directory as design file?
How to set "Fit View" or "Fit Master" in...
How to set a default paper size in the plot driver file *.pltcfg and maximize the size regardless of the size of the sheet model being selected
How to set the default printer using a MicroStation Configuration variable?
How to start Print Dialog with Units=MM
How to switch Off the Fill attribute in the print dialog box
How to transfer the print styles from a design file to a DGN Library file.
How to use a pen table for printing with resymbolization
How to use multiple expressions in the Pen Table "Level regular expression" field? Example: To test off all level names beginning with F and G.
How to use text substitution in a MicroStation pen table to produce only the filename with no extension.
How to use wildcards in pen table -
How to: Add Automatic File Path to Print Border
How to: Add Automatic File Path to Drawing Header
HPGL2 output files, no extension
I cancel the ProjectWise Save Print As dialog it does not take me to the desktop.
I have a PDF file with a 3D object and when I display the file in Acrobat Reader 7.0 the "Model Tree" is not being displayed
I would like for MicroStation to immediately send the plot directly to my plotter and keep the plot ready file when using the HPGL2.PLTCFG
I'm using MicroStation V8i and when I print from Print Organizer my custom line styles and Custom fonts are not plotting correctly.
If creating a U3D PDF file from a dgn file containing shadows the shadows will preview but will not show in the U3D PDF file in Adobe Acrobat.
In MicroStation V8i, how do I incorporate the date into the name of the output file from a Bentley Driver?
In MicroStation XM version and later there is no emf.plt or emf.pltcfg available to create an EMF file using print/plot functionality
In Print Organizer while creating Print Styles, I am able to set more than one print style as the "Default". Is this correct?
In Print Organizer, when changing the printer at print time, the Paper size gets reset.
In the Print - Raster Options, how do you set "Print monochrome raster as-is" to always be turned on?
In the Print Dialog, the option Color is grayed out
In the ProjectWise environment, if the design file saved in the pset does not exist in the saved location, where does Print Organizer look for the design file?
Interacting with a 3d PDF in Adobe
Invalid command via File->print
Is it possible to identify a AutoCAD pen table (*.ctb files) from the configuration in MicroStation printing without the need to convert them to *.tbl files?
Is it possible, in MicroStation, to create a print output longer than an A0, so called an Extended A0. Some print sizes need to be from 5 up to 10 meter.
Is the Print Organizer part of MicroStation PowerDraft V8i?
Is there a configuration variables to override the software's default print definition name expression?
Is there a PDF size limit of 200 X 200 inches when using Microstation v8i printing ?
Is there a way to change the color option from B/W to color within MicroStation (*.pltcfg, print style)?
Is there a way to format the plot scale other than the two standard formats that come with the pen table editor? We want 1"=50' format instead of 50.000'/in. 1:50
Is there an InterPlot Design Script Assignment Keyword that corresponds the MicroStation Pen Table (or Autocad CTB) “Screening” setting?
Line corners plotted to a .PDF file are not squared. The current setting is for linejoin=0(mitered). However, line corners meeting at an angle do not come out nicely mitered. Instead, each line is squared off individually.
Line styles are plotting solid using printer.plcfg to the KIP 7700.
Line styles do not display correct in the Print Preview
Line weights not plotting correctly...
Line width, defined in a MicroStation V8i Pen Table, are not displayed in the print dialog and also not printed correctly on a HP Design Jet T770 printer using the Bentley printer.pltcfg driver. Line width defined in a Design Script are previewed and print
Lines weights are incorrect
Long paper format to Oce TDS 700
MicroStation and May eDocPrintPro printer driver using Custom Paper forms
MicroStation Printer Driver Information
Missing directory \ via Pen Table text sub
Monochrome printing performance
Multi printers in Print Organizer
Need to control levels for plotting. User wants to turn off certain levels on the plot and also control the display of these levels in the design file.
Open print dialog with predefined settings via function keys
Open the Print dialog and see the pen table attached as expected. Detach the pen table. Leave the Print dialog open and change files. The pen table gets reattached. In MicroStation v8 XM, if you do the same thing, the pen table remains detached.
PDF background color same as DGN file
PDF file is distorted when printed to certain printer devices.
PDF file is not displaying OLE attachments (Excel spreadsheets) if the size is larger than 11x17
PDF raster is not appearing in PDF. User has two PDF files attached with Raster Manager. If he detaches his pen table the PDF files show up in the PDF file he creates.
PDF weight issue with two attached elements
Pen Table Text Substitution scale format
Plot option missing in Level Manager
Plotting To A Printer With Non-Sysprinter Plotter Driver Files
Plotting to HP Designjet 500 colors Red and Green plot Yellow
Plotting White Element
Point Cloud force rasterized setting in print dialog box
Preprocessing Geometry and Processing Visible Edges message
Print dialog keyin to set raster quality factor
Print directly to Printing device using Bentley Printer driver
Print job does not come out clear
Print Organizer "Select Files" location
Print Organizer - tool not allowed. File is Read-Only
Print Organizer - Update
Print Organizer - DGN search path
Print Organizer - paper drop down list
Print Organizer - Please enter a valid print style name -
Print Organizer dialog will not display in MicroStation
Print Organizer Error: Unable to load design file, ProjectWise using managed workspace
Print Organizer is not automatically updating the Title Block information when printing
Print Organizer is not plotting correct linestyles from ProjectWise managed workspace.
Print Organizer PDFDriver.OpenPdfFile exception (PDDocOpen) error when creating a single multiple page PDF file.
Print Organizer window does not appear
Print preview timeout expiration error. When opening the print/plot dialog in a complex model, I keep getting the error "The print preview did not complete due to timeout expiration".
Printing Dynamic Views - What works, what does not?
Printing Images From MicroStation V8 Raster Manager
Printing to 3D, data missing
Printing to PDF error: The coordinates are outside the valid range of the GCS
ProjectWise - Print Organizer - "Unable to load design file"
Pscript .pro files not getting copied out of ProjectWise
QVision error when printing raster attachments
Raster does not display in Print Preview
Raster Manager attached Tiff files are printing with random gray shapes
Receive error message "Error - Specification Default does not exist" when bringing .job files into Print Organizer.
Reference files are plotting out of sequence.
Round pipes are displayed as square pipes in a 3D PDF file using pdf.pltcfg driver
Saving pdf's in Most recent used directory
Setting origin via print styles
Sheet model sizes (ISO A0, A1,A2,A3) are not honored when loading design file in print organizer using the Manually specified option -> Fence -> Prefer sheet models. Print Organizer loads the sheets and set the paper size = ANSI A
Sheet Models paper size issue...
Text elements always display and print on top
Text is not searchable in PDF using PDF.PLTCFG and pen table
The measuring tool is not available for a PDF created in MicroStation when using Adobe Reader.
The print border is cut (not visible) on the hardcopy
The Print Dialog will not display
The Print Widths field does not accept a dot when mapping weights and colors.
The sheet model option in the print dialog box -> General Settings -> Area is grey out.
Things to consider when setting raster quality factor
Transparency is not printing
Unhandled exception message during Printer Driver converting process
Update fields do not get updated properly when plotting from Print Organizer and Batch plot.
Use ADOBE touch up text in the PDF
User getting "Unable to find filename.tbl at specified location or in search" error when attaching pen table, yet the pen table attaches and actually works.
User has a file with multiple Shapes placed in it and wants to use the shapes as the plot area. He has created a Print Style defining the shape as the Fence. When the Print Style is applied only one job is added to Print Organizer.
User is looking for a way to always have data_fields never plot.
User received a blank print/preview and a blank paper print independent which *.pltcfg driver he used and with or without using the print option "rasterized".
Using MicroStation Plot Driver to create and convert Printer Driver Configuration files
Using PDF.PLTCFG I would like to be able to include the revision number of the file in the output file name
Using Print Organizer Key-ins
Using Print Organizer with ProjectWise. Filenames are unique but have the same description in ProjectWise. When adding these files to Print Organizer, the print definitions take on the description name, not the design file name, causing multiple plots.
Using printer.pltcfg, is there a way to define the printer using the local printer name rather than using a UNC path to the printer?
Using the same ctb file and dwg file, the line weights do not match between AutoCad and MicroStation XM.
Want to open Windows Explorer with the folder in which the PDF file was created.
What does a Print Organizer "˜Update from Design File" actually update in the Print Definition (pset)?
What is the correlation between the Transparency setting number displayed in the Element Output section in the pen table dialog box and what you see when you open the pen table directly with a text editor?
What is the difference in the Raster Quality Factor setting and the Rasterized Quality Factor setting?
What is the named expression to use for the design name and extension for the Print output filename?
What keywords in an InterPlot Design Script will work with MicroStation SS3 and Print/Print Organizer?
What MicroStation Printer Driver Configuration file do I use?
What options are available to make the tiff output file smaller?
When creating a pdf with pdf.pltcfg the fonts in the pdf look pixilated and not rendering correctly when zooming into the pdf.
When creating the PDF from Microstation, the settings for Allow Changes in pdf.pltcfg do not seem to carry over to the PDF display in Adobe Reader.
When placing line strings to create a shape, the corners of the shape are rounded rather than square when printed.
When plotting transparent gradient fills, why do you have to use Rasterized mode for PDF output?
When printing from MicroStation, the plot area is the sheet. How do I get the scale to be honored from the sheet?
When printing with the rasterized option to PDF from within MicroStation, the resulting rasterized tiles in the PDF file are causing grey shapes to appear over color shapes when printing to a Canon iR C2880 using the latest iR C2880/C3380 UFR II driver.Th
When selecting Print in the print dialog the "Save Print As" dialog does not open.
When setting the properties on the print area, if I choose shape then select level, it only shows the levels in the master file even though I can manually enter the level name. Why does it not give the full list of levels if I have master and reference?
When using a Microstation pen table I want to be able to select a nested reference file via slot number.
When using Bentley View, how do you modify the Print dialog to look at a different folder for plt/pltcfg files since there is no Workspace Configuration option?
When using Print Organizer, how do I make the default output namedefault to a specific name?
When we try to open the print dialog box from the pull-down menu or from key-in we get the following error: MDLSYSTEM_LOADMDLPROGRAM FAILED
Where should Print Styles be store?
Which data format provides MicroStation for 3D-Printing?
Which printing configuration variable specifies the search path for saved MicroStation print definition (.pset and .ini) files.
Open Windows Explorer automatically after the PDF creation process is finished
Organizer - Printing - MicroStation
Pen Table - Printing - MicroStation
Plotting to Port LPT1 generates the following message: LPT1 This file name is reserved for use by Windows. Choose another name and try again
Print Def/Raster - Printing - MicroStation
Raster image prints inverted
System fault 20301 Exception error when attempting to print.
Technotes and FAQs
The presentation order of elements, which are set with a pen table (priority) are shown wrong in the print preview and on the printout.
Video: MicroStation Print Organizer - Create a print set from a shape
Windows plot subclass-check failed, code 3419
Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability
ProjectWise InterPlot Organizer
Print Organizer is not plotting correct linestyles from ProjectWise managed workspace.
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