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danielw88
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Missing components in Published Image

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06-22-2011 05:24 PM

Hi,

 

I have been making images for an instruction booklet and on random inages (.png) nuts and/or bolts are missing entirely.

 

Attached are 2 images. The first is a screenshot of what is on my screen. The second image is of the published image.

 

Any clues?

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Jon.Balgley
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Message 2 of 14 (387 Views)

Re: Missing components in Published Image

06-22-2011 05:30 PM in reply to: danielw88

Sure seems odd.  Can you send a sample IPB that shows the problem?  You can email it to me at jon.balgley@autodesk.com

 

 



Jon Balgley
Autodesk Configurator 360 / Inventor ETO team
Autodesk, Inc.

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rajkumar.ilanchelian
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Message 3 of 14 (385 Views)

Re: Missing components in Published Image

06-22-2011 05:31 PM in reply to: danielw88
Hi,

The publish area determines what is published. Look for more details in help under publish--publish area.
Thanks,
-Raj (Autodesk)
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rajkumar.ilanchelian
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Re: Missing components in Published Image

06-23-2011 04:56 AM in reply to: danielw88

I now see the issue that 3 nuts are missing from the image. As Jon mentioned if you can send in the document that would be helpful.

Thanks,
-Raj (Autodesk)
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danielw88
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Message 5 of 14 (369 Views)

Re: Missing components in Published Image

06-23-2011 07:25 AM in reply to: rajkumar.ilanchelian

I found what the issue was. It appears that in a Publisher file, when an image is published, if you are zoomed out far enough on an assembly, nuts and bolts will disappear.

 

In my case, i was publishing an image with the following settings...

Publish current snapshot

Image resolution: custom

width - 1920 pixels

height - 1080 pixels

res - 300 pixels/inch

image format - PNG

transparent background enabled

anti-aliasing enabled

 

The nuts and bolts are content center objects. I did a test where i published an image close up and slowly zoomed out over the course of a few pictures. The nuts were the first to disappear and the bolts disappeared a picture later.

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Jon.Balgley
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Message 6 of 14 (366 Views)

Re: Missing components in Published Image

06-23-2011 09:46 AM in reply to: danielw88

Are you using Publisher 2012?  With the new "Publish Area" feature (rectangle on screen showing the area to be published)?  If so, you are probably better off setting the publish size from that context, because you'll get a better WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) experience.  Use the little widge on the right side of the rectangle.

 

1920x1080 @ 300dpi is an odd combination.  1920x1080 is a standard pixel size -- in which case you should use 72 dpi.   300 dpi is a standard print setting, in which case you should set the output size in inches or cm.  The Publish Area settings help to enforce this ... and the Publish Area rectangle will show you the correct region.



Jon Balgley
Autodesk Configurator 360 / Inventor ETO team
Autodesk, Inc.

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danielw88
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Message 7 of 14 (363 Views)

Re: Missing components in Published Image

06-23-2011 11:01 AM in reply to: Jon.Balgley

Yes, i am using Publisher 2012. I had noticed that i could change the format of the rectangle to the WYSIWYG format. (the attachments above where still using the rectangle, and i later switched the format for my tests) But despite this change, the issue is still there that if you are zoomed out too far, small components (in my case nuts and bolts) will disappear.

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danielw88
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Message 8 of 14 (319 Views)

Re: Missing components in Published Image

07-26-2011 07:17 AM in reply to: danielw88

Has there been any further investigation into this as to why smaller components like nuts and bolts disappear when said items get too small?

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danielw88
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Message 9 of 14 (313 Views)

Re: Missing components in Published Image

07-26-2011 10:05 AM in reply to: danielw88

Could i get a response on this? The reason i ask, is because whenever i create images with Publisher, there are at least a dozen pictures that i need to redo multiple times to get the sizing right so that the missing nuts and bolts will show up on the image.

 

Inventor assembly.

Nuts, bolts and washers are placed in the assembly using the Content Center.

If not zoomed close enough, nuts/bolts/washers do not appear on png image.

 

The greater the pixels/inch, the less components (nuts/bolts/washers) appear on the published image.

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dmjessup
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Registered: ‎06-26-2011
Message 10 of 14 (308 Views)

Re: Missing components in Published Image

07-26-2011 10:13 AM in reply to: danielw88

I'm wondering if these issues are related. I have noticed that if you change to "custom" when  publishing a graphic, and change the dpi setting, all texts, arrows and many other items become distorted. So there appears to be some underlying issues with how the graphic details are processed. This could also address the issues of video quality. For now, vector graphics seem to produce the best quality. Have any of you noted different characteristics for other exports?

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