In OpenPlant Modeler, we have option to print output in rasterized & non-rasterized mode. User want to reduce the printing time to generate output in less time. Below wiki article will explain, to reduce the printing time during print to pdf operation.
In OpenPlant Modeler, output can be generated in rasterized and non-rasterized mode. Based on the type of print mode, printing operation take times. Here user requirement is to reduce printing time operation.
Rasterized mode: When printing in rasterized mode, all the graphics in design are converted into raster by the MicroStation display system before being sent to printer driver. The final plot consists of only non-overlapping raster files.
The obvious advantage of rasterized printing is that it is the best way to achieve complete fidelity between the view display and the printed output. It is the only way to print special effects such as anti-aliasing, shading, reflections, and transparency, as well as accurate treatment of overlapping and intersecting 3D geometry.
The obvious disadvantage of rasterized printing is that it requires many more passes over the design, resulting in longer print times than a non-rasterized print. Another disadvantage is, we can’t search text in rasterized print.
Non-Rasterized mode: When printing in non-rasterized mode (when the Rasterized option is unchecked), the MicroStation display system sends vector data as vectors to the printer driver, and raster data as raster. The final plot file consists of both vector and raster data. In this mode vector data stays vector & raster data stays raster. In non-rasterized output user, have benefit to do search text in print output.
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