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*John Herridge, AIA
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OCE Repro Desk: How to setup for Revit...?

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06-09-2004 08:08 AM
Is anyone using a printing service that is using Repro Desk? Repro Desk converts multiple file formats to TIFF 4. Unfortunately, if PDF's are sent one or all of the following problems occur: 1) Entire image prints out black 2) Solid lines print out as dashed If so, how do you setup Revit to work with this service and in what format? Or does anyone know of a good TIFF 4 Windows driver that works with Revit? Or has anyone had better luck with a specific HP driver? Thanks for any suggestions ahead of time! -- John Herridge, AIA AEC CADCON, Inc. www.aeccadcon.com
*Jeffrey McGrew
Message 2 of 8 (317 Views)

Re: OCE Repro Desk: How to setup for Revit...?

06-09-2004 09:16 AM in reply to: *John Herridge, AIA
John Herridge, AIA wrote: > Is anyone using a printing service that is using Repro Desk? > > Repro Desk converts multiple file formats to TIFF 4. Unfortunately, if > PDF's are sent one or all of the following problems occur: > 1) Entire image prints out black > 2) Solid lines print out as dashed Do you mean PDF's generated by the Revit PDF printer driver? Or by a proper distiller or third party PDF generator? > If so, how do you setup Revit to work with this service and in what format? Revit can produce DWF and PLT files. Can it use either of those? From looking at their website it says that the latest version can process DWF's. You can effortlessly batch plot a whole set to DWF within Revit, then send it to the OCE that way. Would this work for what you want? -- Jeffrey McGrew Application Specialist BSD AEC Technologies, a division of ID8 Media Inc. (415) 593-6000 x 129 (415) 593-3333 Fax (415) 505-4689 Cell www.aectech.com www.id8media.com
*Scott Davis
Message 3 of 8 (317 Views)

Re: OCE Repro Desk: How to setup for Revit...?

06-09-2004 02:52 PM in reply to: *John Herridge, AIA
Plotted a set of sheets yeterday to Revit PDF Writer, took it to the local printer, and they brought it up in Reprodesk. Printed perfectly. Also took a DWF just.in case....their Reprodesk just got upgraded, but it rejected the DWF. "Jeffrey McGrew" wrote in message news:40c737c9_2@newsprd01... > John Herridge, AIA wrote: > > Is anyone using a printing service that is using Repro Desk? > > > > Repro Desk converts multiple file formats to TIFF 4. Unfortunately, if > > PDF's are sent one or all of the following problems occur: > > 1) Entire image prints out black > > 2) Solid lines print out as dashed > > Do you mean PDF's generated by the Revit PDF printer driver? Or by a > proper distiller or third party PDF generator? > > > If so, how do you setup Revit to work with this service and in what format? > > Revit can produce DWF and PLT files. Can it use either of those? > > From looking at their website it says that the latest version can > process DWF's. You can effortlessly batch plot a whole set to DWF > within Revit, then send it to the OCE that way. Would this work for > what you want? > > -- > Jeffrey McGrew > Application Specialist BSD > AEC Technologies, a division of ID8 Media Inc. > (415) 593-6000 x 129 > (415) 593-3333 Fax > (415) 505-4689 Cell > www.aectech.com > www.id8media.com
*John Herridge, AIA
Message 4 of 8 (317 Views)

Re: OCE Repro Desk: How to setup for Revit...?

06-10-2004 07:13 AM in reply to: *John Herridge, AIA
Hi Jeffrey, Yes, PDF's from the Revit PDF print driver. The printing company is telling me that the PDF file is the most restrictive file format, from the standpoint of making adjustments to lineweights, etc. because it is basically hard coded. John "Jeffrey McGrew" wrote in message news:40c737c9_2@newsprd01... > John Herridge, AIA wrote: > > Is anyone using a printing service that is using Repro Desk? > > > > Repro Desk converts multiple file formats to TIFF 4. Unfortunately, if > > PDF's are sent one or all of the following problems occur: > > 1) Entire image prints out black > > 2) Solid lines print out as dashed > > Do you mean PDF's generated by the Revit PDF printer driver? Or by a > proper distiller or third party PDF generator? > > > If so, how do you setup Revit to work with this service and in what format? > > Revit can produce DWF and PLT files. Can it use either of those? > > From looking at their website it says that the latest version can > process DWF's. You can effortlessly batch plot a whole set to DWF > within Revit, then send it to the OCE that way. Would this work for > what you want? > > -- > Jeffrey McGrew > Application Specialist BSD > AEC Technologies, a division of ID8 Media Inc. > (415) 593-6000 x 129 > (415) 593-3333 Fax > (415) 505-4689 Cell > www.aectech.com > www.id8media.com
*John Herridge, AIA
Message 5 of 8 (317 Views)

Re: OCE Repro Desk: How to setup for Revit...?

06-10-2004 07:19 AM in reply to: *John Herridge, AIA
Scott, What output device and model number is your outsource company using? Do you know what specific driver versions they are using? Our outsource company uses either an OCE 9800 or a TDS600. Any ideas on what specific settings they are using? Question: Is the pen table controlled through Reprodesk or from the plot file? John "Scott Davis" wrote in message news:40c785d8$1_2@newsprd01... > Plotted a set of sheets yeterday to Revit PDF Writer, took it to the local > printer, and they brought it up in Reprodesk. Printed perfectly. Also took > a DWF just.in case....their Reprodesk just got upgraded, but it rejected the > DWF. > > > "Jeffrey McGrew" wrote in message > news:40c737c9_2@newsprd01... > > John Herridge, AIA wrote: > > > Is anyone using a printing service that is using Repro Desk? > > > > > > Repro Desk converts multiple file formats to TIFF 4. Unfortunately, if > > > PDF's are sent one or all of the following problems occur: > > > 1) Entire image prints out black > > > 2) Solid lines print out as dashed > > > > Do you mean PDF's generated by the Revit PDF printer driver? Or by a > > proper distiller or third party PDF generator? > > > > > If so, how do you setup Revit to work with this service and in what > format? > > > > Revit can produce DWF and PLT files. Can it use either of those? > > > > From looking at their website it says that the latest version can > > process DWF's. You can effortlessly batch plot a whole set to DWF > > within Revit, then send it to the OCE that way. Would this work for > > what you want? > > > > -- > > Jeffrey McGrew > > Application Specialist BSD > > AEC Technologies, a division of ID8 Media Inc. > > (415) 593-6000 x 129 > > (415) 593-3333 Fax > > (415) 505-4689 Cell > > www.aectech.com > > www.id8media.com > >
*Jeffrey McGrew
Message 6 of 8 (317 Views)

Re: OCE Repro Desk: How to setup for Revit...?

06-10-2004 08:54 AM in reply to: *John Herridge, AIA
John Herridge, AIA wrote: > Hi Jeffrey, > Yes, PDF's from the Revit PDF print driver. > > The printing company is telling me that the PDF file is the most restrictive > file format, from the standpoint of making adjustments to lineweights, etc. > because it is basically hard coded. This is true. Unless you open a PDF in Illustrator or something, you can't do much with it. If you really want to be able to control lineweights at the plotter like that (which, using Revit, I can't see why you would, but that's just me) then you can still use PLT files, or simply batch export everything to DWG. When you do so Revit generates a .PCP file for the plotter. -- Jeffrey McGrew Application Specialist BSD AEC Technologies, a division of ID8 Media Inc. (415) 593-6000 x 129 (415) 593-3333 Fax (415) 505-4689 Cell www.aectech.com www.id8media.com
*Scott Davis
Message 7 of 8 (317 Views)

Re: OCE Repro Desk: How to setup for Revit...?

06-10-2004 02:00 PM in reply to: *John Herridge, AIA
Shoot....i dont know the specifics about the model or drivers the are using. I will try and find out. I do know they have a pen table in Reprodesk created for our drawings. Scott "John Herridge, AIA" wrote in message news:40c86e51$1_2@newsprd01... > Scott, > What output device and model number is your outsource company using? Do you > know what specific driver versions they are using? > > Our outsource company uses either an OCE 9800 or a TDS600. Any ideas on > what specific settings they are using? > > Question: Is the pen table controlled through Reprodesk or from the plot > file? > > John > > > "Scott Davis" wrote in message > news:40c785d8$1_2@newsprd01... > > Plotted a set of sheets yeterday to Revit PDF Writer, took it to the local > > printer, and they brought it up in Reprodesk. Printed perfectly. Also > took > > a DWF just.in case....their Reprodesk just got upgraded, but it rejected > the > > DWF. > > > > > > "Jeffrey McGrew" wrote in message > > news:40c737c9_2@newsprd01... > > > John Herridge, AIA wrote: > > > > Is anyone using a printing service that is using Repro Desk? > > > > > > > > Repro Desk converts multiple file formats to TIFF 4. Unfortunately, > if > > > > PDF's are sent one or all of the following problems occur: > > > > 1) Entire image prints out black > > > > 2) Solid lines print out as dashed > > > > > > Do you mean PDF's generated by the Revit PDF printer driver? Or by a > > > proper distiller or third party PDF generator? > > > > > > > If so, how do you setup Revit to work with this service and in what > > format? > > > > > > Revit can produce DWF and PLT files. Can it use either of those? > > > > > > From looking at their website it says that the latest version can > > > process DWF's. You can effortlessly batch plot a whole set to DWF > > > within Revit, then send it to the OCE that way. Would this work for > > > what you want? > > > > > > -- > > > Jeffrey McGrew > > > Application Specialist BSD > > > AEC Technologies, a division of ID8 Media Inc. > > > (415) 593-6000 x 129 > > > (415) 593-3333 Fax > > > (415) 505-4689 Cell > > > www.aectech.com > > > www.id8media.com > > > > > >
*Allen L
Message 8 of 8 (317 Views)

Re: OCE Repro Desk: How to setup for Revit...?

06-10-2004 02:18 PM in reply to: *John Herridge, AIA
I've had success in the past downloading the driver for the printing company's printer and using it to create the plot files. Then process the plt files in Reprodesk (I did have some problems with Architext font, had to use Arial). > John Herridge, AIA wrote: > >> Hi Jeffrey, >> Yes, PDF's from the Revit PDF print driver. >> >> The printing company is telling me that the PDF file is the most >> restrictive >> file format, from the standpoint of making adjustments to lineweights, >> etc. >> because it is basically hard coded. > > > This is true. Unless you open a PDF in Illustrator or something, you > can't do much with it. > > If you really want to be able to control lineweights at the plotter like > that (which, using Revit, I can't see why you would, but that's just me) > then you can still use PLT files, or simply batch export everything to > DWG. When you do so Revit generates a .PCP file for the plotter. >

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