Often the characteristics of the project require manual adjustment of line thickness and style to achieve optimal print output. The following shows how to change the line thicknesses by creating a customised driver (file.pltcfg).
1 Make a copy of the pdf.pltcfg file, default stored in 'C:\Program Files\Bentley\MicroStation CONNECT Edition\MicroStation\Default\pltcfg'.
2 MicroStation -> File -> Print-> Print dialogue box opens -> File -> Select Printer Driver Configuration -> select the pdf.pltcfg copy you have just created-> open
3 Print dialogue box -> file -> Edit printer driver configuration -> General tab -> change the name of the displayed label (see image below) to make the driver distinguishable from the list.
4 (optional to increase print resolution) From Base Properties Tab->Driver Properties->Precision=Maximum
Advanced > Driver Resolution = Millimetres
In case of issue, find below a useful wiki explaining how to handle point 4:
When creating a pdf with pdf.pltcfg the fonts in the pdf look pixilated and not rendering correctly when zooming into the pdf
5- Modify the print thicknesses:
-Tab Weight Maps-> change the value of Print Width associated to the relevant drawing thickness by double-clicking on it.
6 Change the Line Pattern (if necessary):
- Tab Line Styles->changes the values in the table "On/OFF Pattern" by double clicking on it->OK
7- File-> Save
8 File->Reload Printer Driver Configuration
When creating a pdf with pdf.pltcfg the fonts in the pdf look pixilated and not rendering correctly when zooming into the pdf.
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