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JeffRusson6157
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Raster image transparency

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03-20-2012 08:28 AM

Hi all

I have a small raster image (png) xrefed to an Autocad 2012 dwg.  The image is on its own layer and the transparency of the layer is set to 60%.

When I select TPY the image displays correctly on the screen (i.e. semi-transparent).  When I tick Plot transparency in the Plot dialog box and send the plot to our HP Designjet 800 the raster image prints exactly as I want (semi-transparent).

However when  I use the Autodesk pdf writer (Dwg to pdf) the resulting pdf does not have the semi transparent appearance and the raster image appears in all its brilliant colour even though it displays correctly (i.e. semi-transparent) in Print Preview. And, yes, I have ticked the Plot transparency box before sening it to the pdf writer. Other autocad entities such as plines which are semi transparent are fine, its only the raster image that seems to lose its semi-transparent quality.

Any ideas?

Many thanks.

Jeff

 

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luconceicao
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Registered: ‎11-07-2007
Message 2 of 10 (3,008 Views)

Re: Raster image transparency

03-22-2012 09:01 AM in reply to: JeffRusson6157

Hi Jeff,

 

Do you mind uploading your DWG and PNG files?

 

Cheers,

Luciane

 

Luciane Conceição
Product Support Specialist
Autodesk, Inc.

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JeffRusson6157
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Re: Raster image transparency

03-22-2012 09:35 AM in reply to: luconceicao
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luconceicao
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Message 4 of 10 (2,997 Views)

Re: Raster image transparency

03-22-2012 10:18 AM in reply to: JeffRusson6157

Hi Jeff,

 

Thanks for the files, I can reproduce it.

 

I am checking what is going on and get back to you soon.

 

Cheers,

Luciane

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pendean
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Message 5 of 10 (2,992 Views)

Re: Raster image transparency

03-22-2012 10:32 AM in reply to: JeffRusson6157

Does it do the same if you plot to a 3rd party PDF driver?

What about the DWG to DWF.PC3 file?

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luconceicao
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Registered: ‎11-07-2007
Message 6 of 10 (2,989 Views)

Re: Raster image transparency

03-22-2012 10:34 AM in reply to: pendean

I tried DWF and it's the same :smileysad:

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JeffRusson6157
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Message 7 of 10 (2,973 Views)

Re: Raster image transparency

03-23-2012 02:00 AM in reply to: JeffRusson6157

Both CutePdf & PDFCreator maintain the transparency into the pdf.

 

Jeff

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luconceicao
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Message 8 of 10 (2,925 Views)

Re: Raster image transparency

04-19-2012 08:35 AM in reply to: JeffRusson6157

Hi Jeff,

 

Our developers are aware of the issue and it should be addressed in a future release of the product.

Thanks for letting us know.

 

Cheers,

Luciane

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jenniferhoskens
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Message 9 of 10 (2,889 Views)

Re: Raster image transparency

05-01-2012 05:01 PM in reply to: JeffRusson6157

I just had this same problem occur in AutoCAD 2013.  It is not fixed.

Thank you,

Jennifer Hoskens
CAD-1, Inc.
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luconceicao
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Registered: ‎11-07-2007
Message 10 of 10 (2,874 Views)

Re: Raster image transparency

05-02-2012 06:39 AM in reply to: jenniferhoskens

Sorry for the confusion, when I wrote the last reply AutoCAD 2013 had already been developed.

Thanks for your patience on this matter.

Cheers,

Luciane

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