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?
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I just used save as translated and the pdf995 printer driver and both open shaded in Adobe.
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.
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.
I just hope it's not one of those cryptic registry entries required to fix it.
I don't have an Adobe printer driver to try but pdf995 one is free. You could try that.
Just tried PrimoPDF and it worked. It's a freebee driver I think.
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.