Hi @ all,
first off all, sorry for my english, it isn't the best.
Now my problem:
When I'll print or plot a .dwg file out of Civil 3d 2009 and 2010, with big images in the background, only the foreground will be printed, the background is not printing or only some parts. The error message is: "Try to cancel the sheet XYZ" (Plot progress). See in the attachments for the creeshot (but it is in german )
When I use smaller tifs in the background, all is fine.
I still work on XP so I think it's a problem with the main memory, because the RAM is to small for so big files.
Can anyone help me or confirm my assumption?
Thanks for your help
Solved! Go to Solution.
besides the option to go via DWF as mentioned by antoniovinci (what I also would prefere) you also have the option to reduce the output-quality in the plotter-properties-dialog:
That helps to reduce the amount of memory used during plot.
PS: Dein Englisch ist definitiv besser als meins
>> when I print to pdf, there is the same problem
Not PDF, use DWF! It needs less resources.
- alfred -
There's another technique, dramatically fast, but you need Adobe Acrobat.
1] instead of printing the huge imagery AND the vectors, only plot the vector features to a PDF file
2] open the imagery in Acrobat (I use release 10, I hope it works with older ones too)
3] import the vector PDF as an overlay
4] save all as a new PDF complete (raster+vector)
Here's what I'm talking about: http://novara.orangespace.pl/civil3d/overlay.zip
Convert the TIFF files to JPEG format. This will reduce the image size, and the amount of data being sent to the plotter.
The preblem is the same with jpg, but I now I plotted the file to DWF, then I opend it with the Autodesk DWF Viewer. With the DWF Viewer I can print without any problems.
So, thanks for all your Idears.