Printing Dynamic Views - What works, what does not?

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 Original Author:Beverly Dawn Gentry, Bentley Technical Support Group


Printing Dynamic Views - What works, what does not? 


Many times when printing Dynamic Views in MicroStation, the desired results may not be what is expected.

Whether printing from MicroStation or using InterPlot, the render mode defined in the display style determines whether Rasterized mode is required to achieve the desired results.

MicroStation can print regular hidden line in non-rasterized mode, which is a new feature in V8i, but filled hidden lines will not print the fills unless rasterized mode is enabled. In this case, rasterized mode is not enforced; you can print filled hidden line in non-rasterized mode, but it'll look like regular hidden line. If the view is affected by multiple display styles, the highest render mode in the view controls whether rasterized print mode is enforced. For example, if any display style is shaded, the entire view must be rasterized.

Regarding the use of pen tables, understanding the interactions between traditional pen table element-based output actions and the modern dynamic view system is not simple. In general, one should choose to use Dynamic Views OR element-based pen tables -- not both. However, it should be noted that pen maps defined in a MicroStation pen table will work and can be used in a Dynamic View workflow. The reason for this is because the pen maps are applied to all elements and not based on
element selection criteria. A similar effect can be achieved using InterPlot design scripts.