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russellvee
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circular filled regions

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04-10-2014 12:21 AM

Does anyone have a workaround for round filled regions in annotation families? Apparently Revit uses thousands of tiny little triangles to generate the vector graphics, but the built-in "elevation target" arrowhead prints out crisp and round. It gets slightly better when I change the PDF output setting to 1200 DPI, but not enough to justify the increased file size. If only there was a way to use that arrowhead as an exit sign symbol...

 

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I've refrained from using Filled Regions when possible. Another reason for this is that Filled Regions do not obey the "Black Lines" setting when printing, so if an element with a Filled Region is affect by any override (such as System Graphics Overrides), it can cause issues. The only work-around I've used is to manually create a dense hatch pattern using normal lines.

 

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Re: circular filled regions

04-10-2014 08:30 AM in reply to: russellvee

I've refrained from using Filled Regions when possible. Another reason for this is that Filled Regions do not obey the "Black Lines" setting when printing, so if an element with a Filled Region is affect by any override (such as System Graphics Overrides), it can cause issues. The only work-around I've used is to manually create a dense hatch pattern using normal lines.

 

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Re: circular filled regions

04-11-2014 10:14 AM in reply to: russellvee

what if you print using raster processing instead of vector?  if that solves the problem, it would be the third time I have seen a plotting issue that was solved by using raster processing.

 

personally, even though we usually print using vector processing, I haven't noticed this issue myself, and we do have a few symbols (duct and pipe risers, foremost) that use solid fills, not lines.

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russellvee
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Re: circular filled regions

04-13-2014 03:35 PM in reply to: chiefbraincloud

Raster printing gets rid of the little triangles but it makes everything else look terrible and bloats the file size, so its not really a viable solution. I tried CADastrophe's solution of using linear arrays instead of filled regions. It's not perfect by any means, but it's probably as good as it's gonna get.

 

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