I create som dwt, so i want to print the feature data in monochrome mode (to pdf). If i choose in the "plot window/plot style table" the monochrome.ctb mode, the map layers still plotting color mode, only on the drawing layers working well the monochrome.ctb mode.
What is the solution?
In my opinion: Map layer = contains feature data
Drawing layer = contains drawing data
Thanks in advance!
>> the map layers still plotting color mode
Because these are (mostly) visualized in true-color, so no CTB-conversion is enabled/possible.
If you need to print to PDF you might install something like PDFCreator (>>>click<<<, be careful only to install the PDFCreator and not other stuff bound in the installation package, I had troubles with that) ... and there you can then define custom settings (in AutoCAD plot dialog ==> select PDFCreator ==> right to the selected plotter click on "properties" ==> then "Cuistom Properties") to create B/W PDF's as output. So whatever color you had in AutoCAD will be converted to greyscale by the printer driver.
- alfred -
Thank you Alfred for your reply!
Before your message, i used the default "DWG To PDF.pc3" for the pdf printing, in that type does't find b&w mode. Now i'm installed the PDF Creator, restart the Map3D, so i can create pdf with this easily. In the Properties/Costum properties window is b&w mode, and it works almost fine. I have a problem with the pdf, exactly with the fills of the polygons in the pdf. I try to explain this:
Its would be solid, but this is look like a vector elevation model "TIN"....everywhere is triangulars, which comes from the boundary vertex (insert image).
- In the earlier Map3D (maybe 2011) met with this problem, if i print color mode with te default DWG to PDF printer, and the MapGuide Studio is create some "inner lines" if i used filled polygon symbols -
Thank You in Advance!
>> I have a problem with the pdf, exactly with the fills of the polygons in the pdf
Can you upload that PDF? With thin lines in filled areas we already know from some threads here that in most cases the settings of the viewer (Acrobat Reader) needs changing the display settings.
You can look also to >>>that thread<<< showing similar problems.
Another option might be to plot to DWF, then open the DWF with DesignReview and plot it to PDF. I know it's a workaround with more steps, but at least it's a way usually giving the results needed.
- alfred -
I set off the Adobe Reader about your earlier post, and now it works very well. The deafult CAD pdf "printer" still the best for me, because for viewing of the pdf files doesn't recommend any settings in the Adobe Reader (or another pdf reader). In my case, the DWF solution is out of the availability, because this is to "complicate" and "difficult" for the end-users (it's seem to me great).
See the inserted pdf, it's created from SHP with PDF Creator.