sorry - here is the CTB
this forum doesn't let me post .ctb file extension, so I have faked it, change the extension to .ctb once you have it
And what about DWG file?
Anyway - from my point of view both PDF files looks almost identical with exception of areas with solid fills.
And this is exactly the case about which I wrote about in my first reply.
Plus I have noticed, that wide lines in your DWG files are polylines with width (isn't it?), so they are "independent" from settings in CTB file, and because AC for Mac creates lines in PDF file from such kind of objects as solid fills - thus my note about the bug applies here again.
Thanks again, its very strange that you see the polylines as been drawn with width
because they are not
all line thicknesses are generated by the CTB, no width has been allocated to anything
the Mac pdf prints (hardcopy) very differently to the PC, its like I am using two different ctb
Hi AthensCAD (sorry, don't know your real name),
OK if you are still here, I want to say that I have found the reason for poor PDF output with CTB file you posted here.
You can try attached CTB file - the quality should be better.
The case is in settings for line ends and line join style:
if you will change them from Butt (Line end style) to "Use object end style" and from Miter (line join style) to "Use object line join style" - exactly as I did this in attached files - the results will be the same as on PC (well, almost as on PC)
Oh, yes, in fact I was not able to edit your CTB file in AC 2013 Plot Style editor, because the Description area of each of the pens in your CTB file contains "strange" symbols (see screenshot), but I edited your CTB in AC 2012 for Mac.
Thank you for all the help, sorry I didn't respond earlier, I have been away.
I tested your pen file and its much improved - the line weights are the correct thickness etc.
The only thing is that it makes the corners rounded and I like them square (you can see the difference between the PC version and the mac test).
The other strange thing is...once I have your CTB in mac....I cannot edit it or view its properties
Is there something I am doing wrong with the import?
How do you create your CTB, previously in PC I did it directly through the print dialogue boxes
with the mac 2013, the CTB I created didn't work correctly at all.
Is there something I need to learn about mac and CTB?
p.s. another question...at the moment I am doing 'save as pdf' from printer dialogue, do you create a pdf printer? if so do you mind explaining to me how to do so on a mac (sorry, I know I am fully of questions!)
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