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Annotated Elevations Line Thickness

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#1 Tom McConnell

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:23 PM

I have tried;
"You can adjust it under Mode Options>Line Options>Line Thickness.
You have to be in elevation model view to do it and then switch back to annotated."
Does not thicken lines at all (no effect).
 
The example in this post;
has good line thickness.
 
I can only get very thin lines.
 
Ant ideas what is set wrong?

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#2 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:19 AM

Tom, That was my drawing you posted for the nice thick lines.  Not ALL of my annotated elevations come out that way, so I am also trying to adjust my lines.  Yesterday I printed one that the annotations were perfect but the model lineweight was just about as light as you could get.  I finally just created drawings from them and printed from that.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:17 AM

SP unveiled their best ever feature - but you just cant use it.

It's like a carrot on a string.

I hope they are still working on the 2020 version.

So far the version released it is a huge disappointment and aggravating.


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#4 John Pepper

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:01 AM

The concept of the Annotated mode is to let you add notes dimensions and extensions (etc) on top of a raster image generated from 3d.  The 3D image part has the same controls for lines and edges as in 2018.  There are 2 things that will affect thickness of the line in the model.  To control the line thickness make sure you are in model mode (not annotated mode).  

 

Mode Options->Renderer.  Set Anti-Aliasing to 1

Line Options->Display Lines Checked | Display Silhouette Unchecked | Display Texture Lines Unchecked

As a test set Line Thickness to 10

 

This will make the edges in your model appear about 10 pixels wide on your screen.   As you zoom in and out they will be 10 pixels wide regardless of zoom scale.

If you flip back to annotated mode and zoom extent the lines will probably be thick on screen and run into each other. 

If reducing the thickness of the line of course reduces the number of pixels on screen.

The second thing that affects the resulting thickness is the Anti-Aliasing setting. 

Make sure you are in Model Mode with the Mode options Open and the Line thickness set to 10.  Adjust the AA from 1 slowly to 10 and look at the screen result.  Every time you increase the AA you will see the thickness of the lines reduce by about half.  This is because it is rendering the image out at a higher resolution and then smoothing out the image edges and reducing its size back to the original. 

 

Line thickness of 1 and AA of 10 will create very faint lines.

Line thickness of 10 and AA of 1 will create very thick jaggy edges.

 

Play with these to settings to get the image the way you want. 

 

If you need to have actual pen weight/line weight controls then you are moving out of the raster image world and need to generate a line drawing from your image.  You do this by saving the annotated view as a SoftPlan drawing as you did in 2018.  The advantage of doing this in 2020 is that it can add all of your annotations into the generated SoftPlan drawing.  This means that you can do your work on the annotated view and it will synchronize with the model as you make changes.  Then as a final step you generate the SoftPlan vector drawing which gives you more control over your pen weights.


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#5 Tom McConnell

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for the clairity.

After being able to paint and snap to lines I assumed it was a vector type image

Never gave thought that it was a Raster Image.

The whole thing makes sense now.

I was able to save to SP drawing with or without paint.

Perfect !!


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