When I plot to PDF, polygons plot with dark lines radiating from points along it's boundary, (see attached). If plotted correctly, the polygons should have a uniform appearance. What I have learned so far:
this is discussed. searching the forum for "hatch & pdf" offer solutions. some are depending on the version of map you have. what plotter did you use?
from that link
I did a search for the discussion you cut and pasted from, but I do not think I found the same one. In one case, there were screen shot of a PDF with the polygons with parallel streaks, In my case, the streaks radiate. There was a observation that a PDF displayed correctly on some machines but not on others. My PDF has displayed the same on all the computers I tried, and the resulting plots to a printer are as displayed on the screen.
I am using Map 3d 2012, service pack 1.
Plotter drivers tried:
Yes I have tried DWG to PDF. I have also tried Adobe, PDF Report Writer, and Vadim PDF Writer. I also plotted to a DWF first, then to PDF.
The issue of numerous fine lines appearing in transparent (or semi-transparent) FDO polygons when outputted to PDF is under investigation by both the Map 3D and AutoCAD development teams. Fixes have been discussed, but a conclusion has not yet been reached.
I have linked your case to the change request for this issue, which should draw further attention to it.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused you.
I have not seen any fixes on this topic and we are having the problem in Civil 2014 using filled shapefiles with solid transparent hatch. We have tried Adobe and the DWG to PDF drivers (while tweaking pararmeter within) but this has not solved it.
Has any progress been made by any users or the Autodesk development team?
I just tested it in the 2015 release and see that it's still an issue.
Researching further, it looks like this may have fallen off the radar due to a switch to agile development (new tracking system and methodology).
So I just logged a new change request about it (#DE14029) and linked it to this forums thread.
Unfortunately I cannot guarantee that this will make it into a sprint but at least it is back on the radar.