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Steve Dubai

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  1. I'm have having problems with exporting a PDF. If I render with openGL or Final Quality renderworks the resulting PDF is image quality is very poor. I export with 300 DPI resolution. It looks sharp before I export, the exported PDF is very blurred. Wireframe or Hidden line come out perfectly sharp. Any ideas? Steve. MacBook Pro 2017, High Sierra 10.13.6 VectorWorks 2018, RenderWorks , Spotlight
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    Problem exporting rendered viewports to PDF

    Than you EAlexander. This fixed my problem. 👍👍
  3. Steve Dubai

    Problem exporting rendered viewports to PDF

    Thanks for answering Zoomer. Where is that setting? I've already gone into file > document settings > document preferences > resolution, and set it to 500, 600, 700. It's still so fuzzy I can't use it to send to a client.
  4. I have a lighting design. I have hybrid objects on a straight truss, no problem. I also need to put the same hybrid objects on a truss that's on a 20 degree angle in front view. I get the message "hybrid objects can only be rotated in plan view." How can I rotate these objects in front view???
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    problem with dimensions

    I do a lot of drawings where I show view ports in plan view, front, side, etc. I make dimensions solid to the text is on top of the line. This is fine in plan view, but if I go to any other view the text appears to have no fill, it has the line through the text so you can't read it. It's driving me crazy. I end up doing my dimensions on top of my view ports and manually typing in the dimensions, a very boring fix! Can anyone help?
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    problem with dimensions

    Hi Alan. You attachment is exactly the same as how I normally do dimensions, with the view ports, the only difference is I prefer to have 0 offset on the text. I'm sure in your example if you put all the text offsets to 0, the plan view will look OK, you can fill the text, but all the other views you can't fill the text.
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    problem with dimensions

    Hi Joerg, thanks for the tip, if I add dimensions in viewport annotations the text fills over the dimension line, this fixes most of my problems. I still have a problem though if I use a custom 3D viewport, adding dimensions in annotations doesn't work on a custom 3D viewport. Thanks JimW, I still have the same problem in hidden line render, however I do get the text fill if I render in renderworks, but for the type of stuff I'm doing I rarely need or want to render in renderworks.
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    Why do my view ports lose renderworks quality?

    Thanks Mike. Problem solved.
  9. Hi. On my design layer I can use final quality render works and it looks perfect. When I create a view port I get a very low res version of the rendering, not suitable for presentation. Can anyone help? Steve.
  10. Steve Dubai

    problem with shadows and fog.

    Got it! Thanks for your help!
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    problem with shadows and fog.

    Hi there. I can't get a lighting device to cast shadows or light fog. I have a one colour renderworks background with "lit fog" and "receive shadows" ticked. I have a fixture from the spotlight library, it texture is default instrument texture. I have a fucus point and I can see the footprint of the light. I get a solid cone if I choose "draw beam", I know the light is there, but no shadows and no fog. Can anyone help? Cheers, Steve. Spotlight 2014 RenderWorks 2014 MacBook Pro OSX 10.9
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    problem with shadows and fog.

    Here's the test file I'm playing with.
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    problem with shadows and fog.

    Hi Michaelk. I'm not sure if this solves my problem. I can use the visualisation palette to create a new light source, and this one casts shadows. But my moving light still is not. I want to be able to use fixtures from the spotlight library. Steve.
  14. Bingo, thanks Andrew, I have this working at last. My drawing is a similar scenario to your example, I have truss arches. It seems a clunky way of doing things but it works. Thanks a million.
  15. Hi Michael. I've already tried this. I get the message "Hybrid objects can only be rotated about the Z axis"
  16. Thanks Andrew. I'm using spotlight 2014 so I have access the up to date tools. I had a read through the thread you suggested. Again I have the same problem, I can only rotate a symbol in the X or Y axis if it's 3D only, I have to lose the 2D representation.
  17. Thanks Greenhorn. It's not the truss I have the problem with it's the lights. I have my truss at 20 degrees, now I want my hybrid lights to also be at 20 degrees. It seems this is only possible if I make my symbol only 3D.
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    problem importing PDF's

    Bingo! Problem solved! Thank you all! I was working in Classic workspace. I changed to Spotlight and now "import PDF" is an option. Now my pdf's are clear as day. That's a fix. Thanks. Steve.
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    problem importing PDF's

    Hello. I'm losing a lot of quality when I import a PDF. It goes very out of focus. I've tried every option in the import settings. Can anyone help? Steve.
  20. Steve Dubai

    problem importing PDF's

    Thanks Kevin. This is strange. I go to File> Import: "import PDF" is not there as an option.
  21. Steve Dubai

    problem importing PDF's

    Yes Monkey, importing as image file is how I import pdf's.
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    problem importing PDF's

    I think it has to be something to with VectorWorks, not with the pdf's. I've had this problem for a long time, it happens with every pdf I try to import, from many different sources, created in many different ways. Every time I import a pdf into VW it looks fuzzy.
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    problem importing PDF's

    My imported PDF's are fuzzy without zooming in at all. I'd tried with Quartz imaging checked and un checked and saw no difference. What I want to do is import a PDF that was created from a different CAD software so I can make my own notes. But the quality of the import is not good enough use.
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    problem importing PDF's

    Thanks for your time Benson. It's always fuzzy, zoomed in or out. Yes it's the same with any PDF, any VW file. It's in design Layer. I've tried many different PDF's that look sharp and it always imports fuzzy. I looks pixelated, like it's importing at a very low resolution. Steve.

 

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