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Sloooow Printing AC10 - Mac OS

Stress Co_
Advisor
Ahh, this is painful.

A typical drawing using AC9 will print in... I don't know a couple of minutes....... my first print job in AC10 and it was over 20 minutes (at least it printed ).

Any ideas??

I'm using an HP DesignJet 110 +nr
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full)
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Stress Co_
Advisor
Well,...... I double checked my paper margins .... and after adjusting them to match my Plotmaker settings...... All is back to Norbal.
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full)

Stress Co_
Advisor
Spoke too soon.

Elevations and sections print OK...... It's just the floor plans that are slow.

There must be something taking up "space".

Anyone have any ideas?
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full)

Thomas Holm
Booster
An included:
- big pdf?
- weird linetype?
- bit-map fill?
- scanned image?

Please note that Ac10 treats bitmapped fills a little bit differently than 9, especially the percentage fills in the default list. I'm not sure about all that's happened, but I think it can pay out to check how your fills display and print, along with help files and other docs.

I personally avoid percentage and bit-mapped fills as far as I can. I use grey-scale pens instead and let the printer rasterize. Much faster, and printer-independant as well.

Scanned figures have always been print-slowers, especially at high resolution (above 300 dpi) and/or if they are transformed (scaled, stretched etc) in Archicad.
AC4.1-AC24SWE-25INT; OSX11.5; MP5,1+MBP16,1

Stress Co_
Advisor
Thomas wrote:
An included:
- big pdf?
- weird linetype?
- bit-map fill?
- scanned image?
Thanks Thomas but,......No, No, No and No.

If I save the "sheets" as PDFs ..... I can then print the PDF's in a couple of minutes.

As a test... I open the "Pavillion" sample project. It took 43 minutes to Print the floor plan

Plotmaker prints fine.... Archicad 10 takes forever.
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full)

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