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3D Perspective generates far too large PDF

Chris Pooley

Hi All,


I have had 2 jobs now where I have needed to "snip" a 3D perspective using the windows snipping tool and pasting onto the layout, rather than using a 3D perspective.


My preferred method would be to use a perspective, but something in my model or settings is having 2 negative effects:-

  1. taking a VERY long time to update when I open the layout or publish to PDF
  2. Makes my PDF's too large for my clients to view on their machine's.

I did not have this problems when I was working in A19. I am also not sure what I can show you to to show the problem I am having I have attached some images of my settings, but let me know if any other info would be helpful for troubleshooting.


Thank you


Drawing Selection Settings 1.PNG


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ArchiCAD 25
Windows 10

If trees are important try to use the 2d-3d collections of Archiradar with custom settings for 2d and elevations.

You will see a massive decrease of size and increase in detail as they have a lot of settings to choose from.

They are not free but you will use it a lot once you buy them.

Botonis Botonakis
Civil Engineer, Enviromental Design MSc., BIM Manager for BS ArhitectsVR
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Archicad 27. Windows 11. Intel Xeon 2699x2,64 GB RAM, Nvidia 3080Ti. 2 Monitors.

Hi Juan,


Thanks for the reply.


I did not try that, I will try that on my next job.


Using the "Tree Model Simple 25" trees was a good solution as Lazlo suggested.


Thanks again

ArchiCAD 25
Windows 10