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PDF Tips & Tricks

There are many ways to make use of vectorial PDFs in ARCHICAD. Below You can read about are the most commonly used features and tricks. Saving PDFs from ARCHICAD You have two options to save PDF from ARCHICAD: Publish You can also publish PDF documen...

Printing problem with transparent fills

Issue Fills are not printed correctly via the File-Print menu or from printing via the Publisher Dialogue box. Some part of the fills are missing, see examples: Cause When transparent solid fills (also known as "percentage fills") overlay other fills...

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Creating Custom Plotter Drivers

Introduction There is a large number of .xml files called plotter drivers shipped with ARCHICAD. They are located in a folder named PlotWare within the main folder of ARCHICAD. These files contain some basic information (e.g. maximum paper size, size...

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PlotMaker was a layouting program that was part of the ARCHICAD package. This standalone application was optimized to prepare an architectural documentation set based on the views, drawings and images created in ARCHICAD. PlotMaker could also accommo...

Damaged or Incomplete PDFs Published to Server

Publishing PDFs from Mac OS X to a server may result in damaged or incomplete files Affected version: 18, 19 and 20 | Severity: workaround applicable | ID: 210554 Issue When you view these PDFs you see one or all of these: The PDF viewing application...

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PDF - Troubleshooting Guide

PostScript fonts are not displayed Affected version: 18| Severity: workaround applicable | ID: 177770 Note: This issue was fixed in ARCHICAD 19 release version. Issue PostScript Fonts are not displayed in PDFs, that are published from ARCHICAD 18 on ...

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Print Versus Plot

Both Printing and Plotting are available in ARCHICAD. In ARCHICAD 10, Printing and Plotting have been brought onto a “common platform” which resulted in the Print and Plot dialog boxes becoming similar to each other. However, there are still differen...

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