AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

Reply
Member
nathancools
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-02-2012
Message 1 of 11 (429 Views)

high quality plot

429 Views, 10 Replies
04-02-2012 02:47 AM

i have a ortho photo from a part of a highway which i like to get plotted on a drawing which is 5meters long x 1meter high.

in autocad paperspace the image is very accurate but when plotted or printed to pdf the quality is poor.

i have read some forum topics but i cant figure out a good way to get this plotted in high quality.

any help?

 

thanks!

*Expert Elite*
AllenJessup
Posts: 5,968
Registered: ‎05-21-2003
Message 2 of 11 (412 Views)

Re: high quality plot

04-02-2012 04:49 AM in reply to: nathancools

I don't know if this is related to your case. But when this happens with HP Plotters. It's usually because the person is using the generic Windows plotter driver rather than the HPGL drivers from HP.

 

So I would probably suggest you check your plotter manufacturer's site for updated drivers.

 

Allen

Active Contributor
lvthunder
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎06-30-2005
Message 3 of 11 (384 Views)

Re: high quality plot

04-02-2012 03:51 PM in reply to: nathancools

What type of paper and plotter are you using?  Paper makes a huge difference.

*Expert Elite*
antoniovinci
Posts: 1,681
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
Message 4 of 11 (371 Views)

Re: high quality plot

04-02-2012 10:50 PM in reply to: nathancools

Miss Allen & Mr Thunder,

your hardware suggests do not matter in this case, because the OP said that quality is poor even printing to PDF file.

 

I'd rather advice to increase the resolution of PDF up to orthophoto's one (only display purposes) or decrease down to 100 dpi if you wanna plot it on long paper (seen from far away).

Member
nathancools
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-02-2012
Message 5 of 11 (366 Views)

Re: high quality plot

04-03-2012 12:25 AM in reply to: nathancools

i am using an OCE printer.

 

indeed the resolution to pdf should be changed to something higher but i cant find how to do it.

the result should be visible from close by as well so i need a really good resolution. i guess 300 dpi is OK for printing.

 

note: i use mrSid files for the orthophotos, maybe here can be the problem to.

 

 

 

*Expert Elite*
AllenJessup
Posts: 5,968
Registered: ‎05-21-2003
Message 6 of 11 (358 Views)

Re: high quality plot

04-03-2012 04:42 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

antoniovinci wrote:

Miss Allen & Mr Thunder,

your hardware suggests do not matter in this case, because the OP said that quality is poor even printing to PDF file.


I was aware it was a stretch. But sometimes even an off the mark post can get the discussion rolling.

 

BTW your Miss was a miss.:smileywink:

 A S J.jpg

 

 Allen

Member
nathancools
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-02-2012
Message 7 of 11 (354 Views)

Re: high quality plot

04-03-2012 04:58 AM in reply to: nathancools

i devided the orthophoto in 3 smaller pieces using 3 different paperspaces showing different parts of the photo. when exported to pdf this gives a better result than the whole image at once. now, i just have to use tape to get them back together.

for me this solution is oke now but the problem isn't really fixed.

 

*Expert Elite*
AllenJessup
Posts: 5,968
Registered: ‎05-21-2003
Message 8 of 11 (352 Views)

Re: high quality plot

04-03-2012 05:02 AM in reply to: nathancools

That sounds like a memory problem. Again, I'm not familiar with OCE. With HP there is a setting to resolve memory issues in the computer. See if there is a similar setting in your plotter driver.

 

Allen

*Expert Elite*
antoniovinci
Posts: 1,681
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
Message 9 of 11 (351 Views)

Re: high quality plot

04-03-2012 05:03 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

BTW your Miss was a miss

 A S J.jpg

 

*********************************************

 

I beg your pardon, sir, but in my whole life I saw a lot of Hollywood movies with such of Allen ones...

Since the beginning of my partecipation in this forum, I was convinced that you're a lady, wondering whether how a woman is so able to speak technically with us, rough cad-men.
Now I know why...


 

*Expert Elite*
AllenJessup
Posts: 5,968
Registered: ‎05-21-2003
Message 10 of 11 (349 Views)

Re: high quality plot

04-03-2012 05:21 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

HA!  You'd better not let  Lynn Allen hear you talking like that! :smileyvery-happy:

 

Allen

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.