Why are the PDf files in V11 so big.
A 15 page A1 project will publish out at 25MB
The same job if I print out single sheets using the Amyuni Printer 12MB
Looking back at old files most jobs came in at 8-10 MB
The PDF printing was supposed to be improved. Looks like were going backwards.
There is no way I can email a 25Mb file. Which is a big reason I have used this in the past,
Richard Wilden Design. Ltd
Dunedin, New Zealand.
Imac 27" i9 3.6GHz; 32GB Ram Mac OS 11.3
11 is a step backwards, I would concur, in this regard. Bloated PDFs have caused me no end of grief with remote print houses, that now demand sheet-by-sheet files from us, or reduced/optimized (in Acrobat pro/preview) work.
We isolated some culprit fills - like the hexagonal insulation hatch, and some others that were making pageloads painfully slow.
There needs to be better resolution options on OS X, flattenning, and built-in filesize optimization. Just compare a set of DWF's - amazing at 1/4 to 1/10th the size, same information.
Andy Thomson | Architect Research site Company site
I don't know if this helps, and someone else probably said this already... but I noticed recently on Windows, that SAVEing as PDF vs printing to either Acrobat or Amyuni resulted in much faster PDF generation and smaller files.
One of the forum moderators • AC 26 USA and earlier • macOS Ventura 13.2, iMac Pro 10-Core, Radeon Pro Vega 64