John, (Autodesk guy)
when are you going to post again on this issue? It has been nearly 3 months and nothing has been added to
help guide users on this issue.
Sp2 is now live and should address this issue. However, if you have a component change color/texture within a snapshot then you will not see the change in 3d PDF (This is a 3D PDF limitation)
I have quite similar problem, though.
I'm using Inventor 2011 and publisher 2011. In the inventor model, there is picture on the can, made of Decal -tool. It show normally in inventor and publisher, but picture doesn't show in 3dpdf. Why?
Is there similar service pack for Publisher 2011, at least I can't find it.
I got also litle problem with export my storyboard to 3D PDF.
I use views form inventor that not all parts are visible in one view, but when I export it to 3D PDF in all views I see all parts, even if they are hide in orginal views in inventor or publisher. Problem appers only in PDF in avi or flash everything is ok.
I am having very similar problems, but I am publishing to the mobile format. I am running Publisher 2012 without any of the service packs (it is time consuming to get software downloads through our IT). Text is moving, colors are changing, and inserted images end up covering the models. To put it bluntly, the published instructions look nothing like what was produced in publisher.
I am interesting in purchasing publisher 2013, assuming these problems have been resolved. If you have been unable to do so, I will gladly take my business to one of your competitors. We are looking at moving all of our work instructions to this format, but have been disappointed primarily due to this deficiency.
Thanks for your post. As with any software package, the only way to experience updates and improvements is by keeping up-to-date with service packs, etc. that are released. We put a lot of effort into these updates to ensure enhanced workflow productivity and feature quality, and it would be worth the hassle of installing them.
Publisher 2013 has many new features and performance enhancements that it sounds like you'd be interested in. You can find all this information on our WikiHelp here: http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor_Publisher/en