PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

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Hello,

 

I am trying to create PDFs of assembly drawings that have shaded views.  I'm using Adobe XI Standard.  When I print the views using the PDF driver, the preview shows the shaded views, but the end result just has non-shaded views.  Any ideas or settings I could try?

 

Thanks,

 

Kyle

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1
16 REPLIES

Re: PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

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How about with save as translated?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

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I just used save as translated and the pdf995 printer driver and both open shaded in Adobe.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

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Hi Bruce,

 

I'll try the save as translated.  I didn't have much luck with it in the past.  All my drawings are multi sheet on B size paper.

 

Kyle

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1

Re: PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

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I just tried the "save as" translated and it only handles one sheet at a time.  When I print using Adobe, it will do all of the sheets.  This adds up when I have 10-12 sheet drawings.

 

The "save as" option does do shaded views.  It sounds like there is something going on between Solid Edge and Adobe.

 

Kyle

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1

Re: PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

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I just hope it's not one of those cryptic registry entries required to fix it.

 

Kyle

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1

Re: PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I don't have an Adobe printer driver to try but pdf995 one is free. You could try that.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

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Never mind. Multi-sheet didn't work.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Just tried PrimoPDF and it worked. It's a freebee driver I think.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: PDFs created from draft files are not showing shaded views

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Hi Bruce,

 

Well, it turned out it was the cryptic registry entry that made everything work.  I had to refer back to Sean Creswell's post back in February of 2014 to get.  I went into DBUG in the ST108 registry and created a new DWORD key with STRETCHMASKBLT with 0.  I tried using 1 and it took forever to make the PDF.

 

I'm still baffled as to why this has to be done.

 

Kyle

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1