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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Transparent Text May Not Print - Autodesk Design Review 2011 - Beyond the Paper

>http://dwf.blogs.com/beyond_the_paper/2010/07/transparent-text-may-not-print-autodesk-design-review-2011.html

In Autodesk Design Review 2011, how to print transparent text isn’t very, well, transparent. A known issue in 2D drawings, transparent text may print to PDF, XPS, and paper as solid text.

For example, this drawing has a textual markup with 70% transparency.

ADR2011Trans1

On output, the 70% transparency is ignored and the text prints as solid, obscuring the drawing.

ADR2011Trans2

Here’s the workaround to retaining the text’s transparency on output.

  1. Apply the ADR_2011_Hotfix to Design Review 2011.
  2. Start Design Review and open the 2D file with the transparent text.
  3. Open the Print dialog box and click Advanced. The Advanced Print Options dialog box opens.
  4. Under Pre-process Bitmaps, select Turn Data into a Bitmap Before Printing.
  5. Click OK to apply the setting.
  6. Click OK again to print the file.

The drawing’s transparent text will be retained.

Thank you.


Transparent Text May Not Print - Autodesk Design Review 2011 - Beyond the Paper

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