Interesting that primopdf worked. Thanks for sharing the registry fix.
I need to do that again. can you post the link to the older thread. I did that back in ST6, but have yet to have time to do that to ST7.
Major pain to try and get shaded views right now. As is, printing to acrobat will not create shaded views. The printers I have that do create shaded views create HUGE files. like 50 megs vs 0.5 meg.
Here's a link to the previous thread:
I hope SE can fix this permanently. This problem keeps coming up and there should be no reason to require editing the registry to make this work.
That's one way that makes HUGE file (Save as PDF). Only by using the printer that comes with acrobat can I get reasonable file sizes. I could be not working it right because there are many setting that effect the file size.
We now always use Save As > Translated as using a printer type export you have to make sure you define your paper size to be the same as the sheet size, otherwise you could get an A4 size pdf for an A0 size drawing.
We also have a macro that runs a batch of files and creates pdf,dxf etc. and exports the Parts List to Excel.
This also uses Save As > Translated.
You need to set up the export options first - higher resolution will give better quality but bigger files.
The only problem we have had is with shaded views whose boundaries overlap other drawing views and annotations.
If the shaded view is 'in front' of the other stuff it will blank it out. The way round it is to either 'send to back' the shaded view or in
Save As Translated > Save as Type PDF > Options > set the Transparent Drawing view backgrounds checkbox.
This does increase file size slightly, but should prevent the problem.