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Plant Symbols display as blobs in PDF

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Hi

I want to know how to stop some plant symbols turning into blobs when saving as PDF. They are existing symbols. Not ones I have Made. 

 

While I am at it. What Res do you save your PDF's at?

 

Thanks

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2 minutes ago, J. Wallace said:

I set my design sheet to 300 dpi normally for printing purposes. Looks like your a bit lower than that @BJRobinson

 

@J. Wallace

I had it at 300 then tried 600. No difference. It looks lower in the screenshot because I just used snipping tool to get the image above.

Both of these symbols appear as blobs when saved as PDF. 

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If you find the symbol definition in the Resource Manager and edit the 2D component, do the lines have a thick lineweight? That would be my first guess.

 

Your "Zoom Line Thickness" setting might be affecting how it appears while still in Vectorworks, while the PDF is perhaps showing the true lineweight?

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22 hours ago, Andy Broomell said:

If you find the symbol definition in the Resource Manager and edit the 2D component, do the lines have a thick lineweight? That would be my first guess.

 

Your "Zoom Line Thickness" setting might be affecting how it appears while still in Vectorworks, while the PDF is perhaps showing the true lineweight?

Lines are .18mm. I changed to .05mm but no change in appearance when converted to PDF.

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On 4/16/2018 at 9:37 PM, BJRobinson said:

I want to know how to stop some plant symbols turning into blobs when saving as PDF


This looks a little like Mass Plants was enabled for these, but its odd that it would only appear that way in a PDF export and not on the design layer as well. Could you send me that file? or if the issue still happens if you place those plants in a new test file, that alone would be fine to check here. Send along the exported PDF as well, please.

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@JimW

Here is a link to them.

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/my-drive

I have checked and they mass planting is unticked.

I have reduced the line to .05mm. But still happens.

I have changed the plant rotation to different settings.

But still come out the same way in the PDF.

I did a test on a new page with just the plants.

What did work on this is change the scale from 1:200 to 1:100.

So I am guessing it is a scaling things.

I would like to know what you think.

Thanks.

PS I also changed the Philo symbol to a new one with just lines. No difference.

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