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    Hi All,
    Just to throw it out there, I have been using Adobe for creating PDF's but for some complex views it blows the PDF size and the result is a slow regenerating PDF. I am printing with Vector settings the views do have surface patterns but no shading or images so it doesn't automatically print Raster. I have been advised to try out Bluebeam which have compression settings specifically to handle graphics, my question is how does everyone else get around this seemingly know issue, and is there a PDF creator which has Revit specific algorithm settings to handle the Graphics.

    #2
    I use Bluebeam Revu CAD and find it works very well with Revit. I recently had a drawing that when printed using Cute PDF came up with a 26Mb file that would not compress further. The same drawing printed via Bluebeam came out at a few hundred Kb.

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      #3
      Originally posted by john.warburton View Post
      I use Bluebeam Revu CAD and find it works very well with Revit. I recently had a drawing that when printed using Cute PDF came up with a 26Mb file that would not compress further. The same drawing printed via Bluebeam came out at a few hundred Kb.
      The issue here is not the file size, it's the pre-set settings which are more suited for normal PDF's from 'Word', 'Excel' etc. My understanding is, after retaining the view's vectors the presets cannot handle the surface patterns, I have tested the same sheet with Adobe, Bluebeam, PDF exchange & CutePDF. The latter three file size were similar around 11mb, Adobe file size was around 3.5mb, but the regeneration issue was common to all.
      Adobe has around nine default presets, all of them have the same issue of slow regeneration, all that changes is the file size from the highest quality setting of 4.1mb to the small size setting of 3.5mb, changing the DPI doesn't do anything.
      Unless there is a specific tweak to the existing settings to fasten the loading and regeneration of the PDF which I am unaware of. It's certainly not a hardware issue too, I am surprised no one has come across this before.

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        #4
        Do you have any non-orthogonal cropped views on that sheet? I believe that issue is fixed in 2017.2 and later, but prior versions had that problem where a view with a non-orthogonal crop region took an extremely long time to print to PDF, and the resulting file size was very large.

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          #5
          Originally posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
          Do you have any non-orthogonal cropped views on that sheet? I believe that issue is fixed in 2017.2 and later, but prior versions had that problem where a view with a non-orthogonal crop region took an extremely long time to print to PDF, and the resulting file size was very large.
          Regular rectangular crops running on the latest update 17.0.1128.0, does nothing to the opening/zoom/panning speed.

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