When you export to adobe pdf from indesign, white or dark lines are visible in the pdf file. I was asked to use only 3 different line weightsthickest, medium, and thin depending on what im detailing. More often than not, those white lines are simply a display glitch in the pdf caused by transparency flattening in the export process. This option gives greater control over how the drawing components can be displayed, but at the cost of increasing the number of layers. When i printed a model view using thin lines the result was the same as with thin lines off. The issue i have is that when i look at the pdf on my monitor the colors look bright and stand out nicely, but when i plot it on 11x17 the paper size i specified in the print the lines are way to.
If i use the default acad plot style the text is good, and other lines are somwhat thinner but ok. After i save a drawing as a pdf file my lines become very thick. With nothing selected, rightclick in the work area and select options from the shortcut menu. The lines are present and i need to select them and change the thickness manually.
Cutting and engraving different line weights epilog laser. What may be happening is that when you create pdf from autocad, those thin line weights are going directly asis to pdf. Printing pdf file, line weights not printing correctly. I was asked to use only 3 different line weightsthickest, medium, and thindepending on what im detailing. Compatibility between english and metric sizes is preferred. The file pdf was made in illustrator with dwg imported from rhino. How to fix your autocad 2007 to pdf solid hatch problems. If i place the autocadpdfs in an indesign document and export them.
When plotting or publishing from autocad, lineweights andor linetypes do. Apr 15, 2009 saving as pdf directly from sw gave the same thick line results. View templates is the highest priority, since revit 20. Exporting to pdf makes line weights appear thicker. Autocad or autocad based applications provide users with an option to create layouts in the dwg. Since i use ad primary for architectural presentation, i often need to import pdf printed from autocad. Thin object lines, property lines, text, lettering. Fine white lines visible around the content in exported pdf. If youre concerned, you can check your file in two ways. The import window also allows you to input a pixel resolution for the new imported file and double check the file size. The edges of these regions are sometimes visible in acrobat and other pdf viewers, but most likely will not print with the white lines. In general, the white lines, or light leaks are due to a pdf that includes flattened transparency transparency effects such as placed psd files in a file saved in a file format that doesnt support transparency such as acrobat 4, a. But problem is lines in the pdf conversion file is very thick and also the text when we zoom inside.
This is going to appear very obvious when i get the answer however here goes. Jun 22, 2011 the trouble still remains with a transfer to the windows platform. Idiots question re lines appearing thick i have just received some drawings drawn in autocad not sure what version but when i zoom up in the drawing the lines both in paper and model spacezoom up to i. All of the drawing line thicknesses in sw options are set to thin. Quite often, autocad produces lines which are very thin in weight. Thin lines with zero thickness from pdf import pre 1. When plotting to pdf, the lines are too thin compared to the layout in autocad products. As a workaround, if pdf files plot correctly, plot a pdf from autocad and then print the pdf. Most pdf files are a combination of vector objects and graphics. Why are there unwanted white lines appearing in a pdf. When plotting or publishing from autocad, lineweights andor. Line weights disappear on pdf export general discussion. When exporting to pdf all lines are insanely thick how to. A great place to ask questions, give tips, and share knowledge all about autocad.
Sep 21, 2016 using the wrong setting for minimum printed line width can result in very thick lines in print or pdf output. Within the layouts decisions can be made as to how thick the lines should be or what line width they would like to apply. Click add to add filter to the list, and change the properties as necessary. Lineweights determine how thick or thin entities appear on the screen. That is interpreted by both postscript and pdf as a single pixel in width for the renderer. By making a very thin hatch object, possibly equal to. When you see thin white lines in your pdf files indesignsecrets. I have just received some drawings drawn in autocad not sure what version but when i zoom up in the drawing the lines both in paper and model spacezoom up to i. Thin white, dark lines stitching export to pdf indesign. Autocad tip fix gaps and offangled lines with autoconstrain lynn allencadalyst magazine duration. In other words, working as weve come to expect, the thin lines feature had no impact on printing. Assuming that they may be printed out on a 400 dpi plotter and you always want at least 2 pixels wide you would want a minimum line thickness of 2 400 0.
Lines are inconsistent, such that they show the wrong size, either too thick or too thin. Defined sizes imperial type size inches a arch a 9x12 ansi a 8. First, its important to know that very thin lines will not raster engrave, and the definition of thin varies depending on the resolution being used. Autocad line weight problem when converting to pdf print problem now solved. After an autocad drawing is created, it is common to need a pdf version of the drawing.
Net thick lines in pdf conversion file nov 9, 2009. Is there a way to fix the lines so that they have a normal thickness. I wouldnt necessarily call it a bug, but artificial thickening of very thin vectors is a. Mar 11, 2011 the lines will still show up when your pdf is rasterized which means they may cause problems in print, and they will definitely become an issue if image files for further use are created from your pdf as may be the case with a logotype, for instance. By having templates, you can set the visibility only once. View templates can store visibility settings for your view.
White or dark lines appear in areas where process colors and spot colors interact during flattening. General autocad standards documentsheet layout sheet sizes the table of sheet sizes shown here represents a reference according to the ncs. When plotting to pdf, the lines are too thin compared to the. Feb 22, 2011 autocad plot has thick lines not on drawing. In indesign high quality display mode, in a fit to windows zoom i see very smooth and thin lines and everything seems perfect. This may be caused by a simple option when saving as a pdf from a solidworks drawing.
Start tab the start tab formerly the new tab is filled with information and speedy ways for you to start new drawings or edit existing ones. As a print proof its most likely that the pdf is in pdfx1a format or acrobat 45 format. There is a setting in adobe reader view line weights ctl5. I use only two ctb files, one called fullsize for fullsize printing with no reduction and one called reducedsize with all of the line widths reduced by approximately 50% for resizetofitpage printingfor example, printing a drawing that is formatted for a largeformat sheet such as 24. Engineering or architectural units shall be selected based on the readout differences shown in the.
What happens when printing is printer driver and printerdependent. Random lines appear over hatch objects in pdf from autocad. The linework in a cad pdf file is stored as vector data rather than raster data used by photoshop, so when you bring the file into photoshop, you will be given options on how want to import the pdf and convert the file. Nov 06, 2016 2below your autocad screen, there is a button lwt. They are probably regions in your pdf which have been flattened in making a pdfx3 file. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. When saving a drawing as a pdf from the file save as. Otherwise the line weight is defined by the objects color or plot style. The customer is an architect firm, and the files i got from them is in. When using the plotstyle, the text on the paper comes out much too thick that is not readable. When plotting pdf files, there might also be a difference between the pdf result. Heres a handy guide for both the legend elite series and the zing starter series that illustrates what lines will cut and engrave and the resolutions to use to get your desired result.
In this portfolio, there are many drawings with specific line weights. Using the wrong setting for minimum printed line width can result in very thick lines in print or pdf output. To avoid them, go with pdfx4, which supports transparency and doesnt require tiling. Lineweight settings in the plot style override the objects lineweight. These hairlines will absolutely disappear when the pdf is printed. If plotting to pdf and viewing the pdf in adobe reader. They are probably regions in your pdf which have been flattened in making a pdf x3 file. Autocad questions about line weights forum archinect. Have you ever opened a pdf file and seen thin white lines where there shouldnt be any.
When exporting to pdf all lines are insanely thick how to fix it so it looks the same as on the screen. The first method is to simply open the pdf and zoom in and out if the thin white line disappears when you zoom in and out, its just a display. Lineweight bricsys support and help center bricscad help center. These are flat file formats and require art not contain transparency for proper rendering. Autocad line weight probelm when converting to pdf.
Select a pdf plotter or settings with higher plot quality. May 19, 2015 since i use ad primary for architectural presentation, i often need to import pdf printed from autocad. May 21, 20 click add to add filter to the list, and change the properties as necessary. Aug 08, 2012 the linework in a cad pdf file is stored as vector data rather than raster data used by photoshop, so when you bring the file into photoshop, you will be given options on how want to import the pdf and convert the file.
I suspect that when printing directly from autocad, autocad artificially bumps up the thickness such that those thin lines are visible in print. How do i know what mm is thickest, what mm is medium, and so on. A topic on the forums got us to thinking about how to draw lines in autocad that fade from a single color to nothing, gradually. First, its important to know that very thin lines will not raster engrave, and the definition of. Saving as pdf directly from sw gave the same thick line results. White or dark lines can be caused by antialiasing of an application where the two regions intersect. Alternatively, you did say it was only in paperspace. Lines appearing thick on paperspace autocad general. Acrobat and reader do their best to render the output. Once you have it set, you can apply it to views you want to. Lineweights plot thicker or lighter than expected in autocad. When viewed from acrobat it looks fine, but some lines were missing when printed out, even from different printers. General autocad standards documentsheet layout sheet sizes. If it is a case where the lines were too thin the best thing to do is to teach your clients to create decent files in the future.
I have a network version of civil 3d 2014 on my workstation and the only way i can produce dwgs is to print to a pdf and then print from the pdf. Would be enough to make it as thick as dimension lines. Turning off the antialiasing in acrobats display preferences smooth line artsmooth images eliminates these lines. Set system variable to lwdefault to a higher value. Seeing thin usually white or grey lines around elements of your pdf. What i stumbled upon today was the ability to so the same in bluebeam, assuming the. For those of us that are revit users we are very familiar with the thin lines button. In plot dialog check option plot object lineweights. I have code which creates pdf for the preferred layout using adobe pdf. Tl thin lines displays all lines on the screen as a single width, regardless of zoom level. Thin lines feature in adobe reader shows content the same way such as thin lines command in revit, for example. I know there is an option or setting somewhere that needs to be altered but i cannot think what it is. This disables the line weights and displays all lines with out any thickness.
Oct 28, 2015 in autocad, go to the options dialog box. How can i just reduce the line thickness of the text on plotting. Printing pdf line weight problem solidworks forums. When plotting to pdf, the lines are too thin compared to. When exporting to pdf all lines are insanely thick how to fix it so it looks the same as on the. To set the plotted lineweight autocad 2016 autodesk. When this is unchecked the thin drawing lines are correct and detail is restored. In options dialog box, make sure the files tab is selected. Lineweights and linetypes do not plot or publish correctly from.
Printing pdf file, line weights not printing correctly cad. Within autocad the unit definitions imply a system of measurement by inferring a base unit according to the chart shown below. When plotting or publishing from autocad, lineweights andor linetypes do not output correctly. Of course, this works only for pdf drawings produced with vector cad software such as revit and autocad. Lineweights and linetypes do not plot or publish correctly.
When exporting to pdf all lines are insanely thick how. If you are using autocad 2016 then you can also select other pdf plotters with some predefined settings like autocad pdf general documentation. You have an image file behind objects or text that have transparency applied, including drop shadows. Ive gone to print the pdf using my uni printer, then i get random lines showing again. When i print it or watch it on 100 proc in adobe acrobat with actual size, the lines are too thick. This is the first half, that you be sure on screen your lines have the correct wineweights. Down the bottom on your tool bar where osnappolar trackingortho are you will see an option could showhide line weights just tick it off. Jan 15, 2017 autocad line weight problem when converting to pdf print problem now solved. Lineweight can be set as an object property or controlled when plotted by using a plot style. Dashed lines in the drawing may plot out as a solidcontinuous line. Adobe pdf prints are lighter than when i print in autocad. I completed a drawing for class, and on the screen it looks great. The model views appear to be printing correctly, just the title blocks own lines seem to be affected.645 899 397 818 1193 1107 806 614 1391 1547 825 11 1190 185 1292 835 1581 1533 452 69 1556 712 424 645 630 547 289 871 159 1158 652 1284 1326 283 205 1211 623 664