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    Printing question

    I am trying to print some sample PDF's of the families I created. I also created a titleblock. For some reason the 3D view takes an excruciating long time to print out. Is it because it's shaded? Is there a way I can get it to print correctly yet cut down on the processing time?

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    Export the 3D view as an image and place the image on the titleblock perhaps.
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    Is the filesize very large as well after it takes so long to make the PDF?
    If so, I think there should be some setting in your PDF printer that might cause that, like DPI or embedded images.

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    I remember in the past we had to do something different when creating a PDF from Revit. That it didn't work very quickly creating a PDF. There was an extra step needed. I don't recall that process though. I have set everything to draft settings, I turned off the far clipping plane, and it is still bogging down and not creating a PDF.

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    Any chance you can use a different PDF printer to see if it is the printer or Revit causing the issue?
    I think I had issues with the Adobe PDF printer giving extremely large files (and taking forever to print).

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    I did tune down the DPI a bit to 600. Also, I noticed that I have to do a print preview, then I hit print, from the preview screen, it sends me back to the main print dialogue box, and from there, once I hit print, it works just fine.

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    I would decrease the DPI to 300. If the 3-d view has hatches, patterns, or anything overly detailed, the PDF output can take 10-20 minutes. Reducing the DPI from 600 to 300 can reduce the output time down to a fourth of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPwuzhere View Post
    Export the 3D view as an image and place the image on the titleblock perhaps.
    I had the same issue with a project. When I started exporting and placing images on sheets, the plot time returned to what it was before hand.


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