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Slow printing with viewports

Mat Caird


Hi all

I use the technique of laying one viewport on top of another to produce elevations etc.

The top viewport set to hidden line render, sketch hidden line, and the bottom viewport set to open gl render (or fast renderworks etc).

This produces a good drawing that the client seems to like, but, printing is SOOO slow.

The following drawing took 40 minutes to print


I printed to pdf995, but takes as long printing to epson color 1160.

Anyone have any ideas?



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Sounds like a VW bug. Other posts have complained of slow viewport plotting.

There is the typically VW solution of using another program to do what VW claims to be capable of doing.

Export your rederings individually in some Photoshop readable format. Within Photoshop, convert them into JPGs. Import them back into VW and arrange them as images on a single sheet, then plot.

Tedious as hell, but probably quicker than VW's 40 minutes.

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