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#1 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 08:31 AM

Does anyone else ever have any problems with messy pdfs like shown on this roof? I'm using pdf Redirect to export these files because I do not have Softplan+.

 

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It usually occurs when the paint adapts to sharp pointed corners. I've messed around with the quality settings to no avail.

 

Is there any way to avoid this or is there a better pdf printer available?



#2 Rick Kingsbury

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 09:02 AM

I use CutePDF Writer sometimes when the Softplan pdf does not work properly.


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#3 Sam Morgan

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 09:55 AM

I use adobe and have zero problems with quality


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#4 Stephan Page

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 10:00 AM

I also just print to Adobe with no issues.



#5 Keith Almond

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 10:03 AM

Like Rick, if I have to, I use CutePDF Writer. Never seen PDF's come out like that.


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#6 Bill Wimberley

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 10:48 AM

I use SoftPlan's Export PDF by right clicking on the Plan Set. In literally thousands of PDF's created this way I have never had even one problem. They always come out perfect.
 

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#7 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 11:35 AM

I use SoftPlan's Export PDF by right clicking on the Plan Set. In literally thousands of PDF's created this way I have never had even one problem. They always come out perfect.
 

I think you need to have Softplan+ to gain access to that feature. In any case, I don't have it.



#8 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 11:51 AM

I downloaded cute pdf and it came out looking exactly the same as the one above. I'm rendering it at 600 dpi on an ARCH D page.



#9 JOHN PATTERSON

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 12:58 PM

It looks like some bleeding is going on between the paint area's!


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#10 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 01:29 PM

Here is a pdf I exported with cute pdf. I can't believe that no one else has this problem. It has been happening to me from the start.

 

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#11 Keith Almond

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 01:37 PM

Wendall, can you post the original *.spd file ... just that file ... if possible. (Spd isn't a valid attachment, so add it to a zip file). So that we can investigate further.


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#12 Henry Buckner

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 01:45 PM

It's possible that the ridge caps are distorting the roof planes. That's happened to me in the past.



#13 Gary Wicklund

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 07:24 PM

I think you need to have Softplan+ to gain access to that feature. In any case, I don't have it.

You only need the ReView module, 395$


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#14 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 05:29 AM

Here is a zip file with the front elevation.

 

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#15 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 08:00 AM

One is printed from Review and the other from Cutie. I don't see a difference.

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#16 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 08:04 AM

It looks messed up when you look at it online, but if you download it and save it to your computer then open them they look good. I attached a screenshot from the pdf.

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#17 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 08:34 AM

It looks messed up when you look at it online, but if you download it and save it to your computer then open them they look good. I attached a screenshot from the pdf.

I can see some of those lines even when I download the pdfs although they do look better than mine. I wonder if the computer being used has an effect on how the pdf renders and displays.



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Posted 28 April 2022 - 11:32 AM

I’ll have to look how I have cutie setup

#19 Don Gibbons

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 03:58 PM

When I don't export PDF through Plan Sets, I use Print to Microsoft PDF and have no problems.



#20 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 08:08 PM

The thing about Microsoft PDF is that it doesn't include the ARCH series of paper sizes.







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