Please see the image below. When I export or print to pdf, the vertices of the polygons (shape file data) are visible, resulting in a poor quality final image. Is there a way to get these polygons to export to pdf without the vertices showing up? Obviously, I would prefer a clean, solid polygon hatch. Thanks in advance for any info.
I guess you're talking about visible edges, not vertices...
As a workaround, you could plot to a DWF file, then from Autodesk Design Review you print that .DWF to .PDF (rasterizing all).
which version of map and service packs, etc? what pdf plot setting are you trying? Are the vertices a seperate sdf than the polygons?
Thanks for the reply.
I just installed Autodesk Map 3D 2011 and have not installed any service packs (unless those are included inthe latest install of 2011).
I have exported to pdf and plotted to pdf, both show the results previouly posted. I did not see an option to set the pdf export quality or compatibility, are those options in some other dialogue or options menu?
The polygons are a single shape file downloaded from Massachusetts GIS. On the screen in Map 3D, these edges are not visible.
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, edges is probably the terms for them, I wasn't avtually sure what to call them.
The workaround you suggested does work, but I was hoping to keep the graphic as a pdf vector. I find that vector graphics just look better on the screen than rastorized images (this graphic will be for digital use). But, maybe that's just my perception.
I have run across this same problem before on my own plots (Map3D 2010 all service packs) when plotting objects that are connected via FDO. Plotting to DWF first and then plotting from Design Review, per Antoniovinci's suggestion has sometimes worked for me, but not every time.
You may also want to try opening the PDF from various different PC's as well. One thing that I found with this problem is that some computers could open the PDF file and there were none of the lines, while other computers would open the same file and the lines would be there. I even tested to see if the problem was on the Adobe side by taking two different PC's, updating each to the most current version of Acrobat, and then opening the file. Even after that, however, one had the lines, the other did not.
Added two screenshots of one of my own PDF's. This is the same PDF file viewed on two different PC's with the same version of Acrobat used to open the file (file at same zoom level as well). One file has the lines through the parcels, the other does not.
This is the same PDF file viewed on two different PC's with the same version of Acrobat used to open the file (file at same zoom level as well). One file has the lines through the parcels, the other does not.
Very interesting. If that is the case, maybe the problem isn't an issue with the Autodesk pdf export settings at all.