Author Topic: Designcad 26 Export as pdf - circle shaped hatch patterns appearance  (Read 241 times)

aqua

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There is a export as pdf function in Designcad 26.2

I have circle shaped hatch patterns, however they turn squarish when we use the File | Export ... Save as Type: Adobe PDF file.

Also, the PDF files created this way get very large in terms of MB, compared to turning the drawing into a PDF file using a PDF printer.

Anyone one know why the squarish pattern and why the large file size?

Clients I emailed the file to also had trouble opening them.

Note: Designcad 26 Export as PDF provides the benefit of layer control.

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Re: Designcad 26 Export as pdf - circle shaped hatch patterns appearance
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 09:21:14 PM »
I just tried a circle with a diagonal hatch pattern in V26.2, exported it to Adobe PDF and it looks fine to me. See attachment.
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Re: Designcad 26 Export as pdf - circle shaped hatch patterns appearance
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 06:03:12 AM »
The PDF Export function doesn't do well with raster information, such as WIN_SOLID hatch fills. You might try it again using a vector based hatch pattern with a fairly small scale (don't go too small, or it'll make for huge files and slow processing).
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