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AC24 Publishing PDF dimensions and Levels text disappears

fuzzytnth3
Booster
Hi all

Is this a known problem in ArchiCAD 24 that when you Publish PDFs the text from dimensions and Levels disappears? It doesn't happen to Publishing DWGs just PDFs.

We found a work around by manually printing the Layout sheet and saving as a PDF but painful when you have 50 A1 drawings to PDF.

We are using the latest flavour of AC24 INT
AC versions 3.41 to 25 (UKI Full 5005).
Using AC25 5005 UKI FULL
Mac OSX 10.15.7 (19G2021) Mac Pro-2013 32gbRam AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB graphics
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DGSketcher
Legend
There is rumoured to be some development being done on the way dimensions work. I haven't noticed missing text but I have dimensions in GDL objects temporarily dropping sub-nodes in favour of connecting with the primary dimensions A / B at the point of publishing. When you revisit the drawing they have restored to what they should be.
Apple iMac Intel i9 / macOS Sonoma / AC27UKI (most recent builds.. if they work)
Minh Nguyen
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Hello,

Thank you very much for raising the issue and I am so sorry to hear about it!

In our database, we don't have any similar reports with Archicad 24. Would it be possible for you to share with us the file for a closer look? Please let me know if you need a secure place to upload it also!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Minh

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer
GRAPHISOFT

fuzzytnth3
Booster
Hi Minh

Sorry for the delay but the person this happened to couldn't remember which Model he was in and he hadn't saved any examples. However another user had the same problem today.

So I've uploaded PLN and PDFs to my pCloud account from which I can DM a link to you. Or if you prefer DM me a link and I can upload them to your Filesharing facility.

I've got PDFs and PLN all of which comes to 480mbs
AC versions 3.41 to 25 (UKI Full 5005).
Using AC25 5005 UKI FULL
Mac OSX 10.15.7 (19G2021) Mac Pro-2013 32gbRam AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB graphics
Barry Kelly
Moderator
Is it an unusual font being used?
Does the same happen if something common like 'Arial' is used?

Barry.
One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
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fuzzytnth3
Booster
Its strange if you create a PDF "manually" Print/Save as method it works. Its only when you Publish it that the text gets missed. So I don't think the font is the problem.
AC versions 3.41 to 25 (UKI Full 5005).
Using AC25 5005 UKI FULL
Mac OSX 10.15.7 (19G2021) Mac Pro-2013 32gbRam AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB graphics
JanuszK
Participant

I have just seen this problem but Save As method also ends up the same with none of the level dimension text appearing. 

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AC25-6000 NZE
mikas
Expert

This is quite an old bug as I recall it. The bug appears randomly, but when it catches you it won't go away. Don't know the cause of it, but for us changing all text from Helvetica to Arial on a Mac Archicad, pdf's print fine again through Archicad publishing.

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