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Grainy image on large scale drawings

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

I have an drawing view that is at a scale of 0.15 which depicts railings on a roof. When I look at the view, the details is very grainy. Does anyone know how to improve the quality? Even at 1:1, the quality is the same. The drawing view is 6m long.

Shaded view quality is set to 300 pixels.

 

 

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Re: Grainy image on large scale drawings

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Alan,

 

Yes this is sometimes quite annoying....I'd like to hear the RIGHT way to do it. Robot wink

 

But one method I use, is to make a larger draft background sheet, to use much bigger main view sizes - be warned, doing this is system resources hungry, and makes resulting file[s] much larger.....however, the "Detail" views are very crisp. Robot Frustrated

 

 

ST10_DFT_DetailViewQuality_A.png1:10 Main & 1:2 Detail

 

ST10_DFT_DetailViewQuality_B.png1:1 Main & 2:1 Detail

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
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Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Alan

 

 

 

so I interprete Your question as regarding shaded views in a draft.

 

If You go to the properties of that view and look onto the "Shading and Colors" tab, what values are set there for the pixel?

 

Increase up to 300 ppi should bring a better result

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

Hi 

 

As I said in my post, I have already set to 300 dpi for the drawing view and it doesn't make any difference for the shaded view.

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Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Alan

 

 

 

as it is an assembly drawing, is the view a fine or coarse view of that ASM?

There is the setting for an asm view during creation to get a hardware or software view

Sorry, but I don't know the English naming at the moment

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

Just heard back from GTAC. Nothing else is available to improve the view. I will add it as an ER.

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Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius
ER#8995010: Improve shaded view quality.

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Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

NICE one @Alan!

 

PS: Do I even need to ask, to be added to this?  Robot LOL

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP6] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Grainy image on large scale drawings

Genius
Genius

Sorry if already answered, but it's just a function of how a detail view works. A detail view is just a zoomed in partial view of the original. Vector graphics scale as we know, but raster (bitmap) will be pixelated.

 

Ways around it that I use:

-Avoid using shading in the master view if possible

-Create a separate independent view at desired size. Sort of pretending to be a detail view I suppose.

-There is the option of creating a detail that is independent of master I think. If you do this, then unshade it and reshade it. This should force the image to 're-paint' itself and you should get full resolution.

-Use coloured fills if a section view.

-Manually fill areas when "Draw in view". Not a great idea, but might work in some instances.

 

I can understand that there is no plans to 'fix this' as it would mean quite a different process in the background from how it currently works.

 

Re: Grainy image on large scale drawings

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

Great answers

 

This one seems to fix the problem:

-Create a separate independent view at desired size. Sort of pretending to be a detail view I suppose.