AutoCAD Map 3D :: Plotting To PDF

Feb 25, 2011

I have plotted to PDF before, but on this particular drawing I'm losing some part of the drawing. 

Two viewports at different scales.  The larger viewport (zoomed in) plots perfectly.  The smaller viewport (zoomed out) only plots the CAD layer (green line), but does not plot the Shapefiles (green dots and gray lines).  Shapefiles are on their own layer, that layer is turned on. These are the only three items in model space; the black text and arrows are in paper space on the layout tab and render correctly in the large viewport. 

Is it a scale issue with the shapefiles in the small viewport or a plotting issue?

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Feb 26, 2013

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My problem arises from the quality of the plot to PDF versus the quality coming out of a printer. It is just a 8.5x11 page. The pdf comes out with horrible anti-aliasing and jagged lines, whereas the print is entirely smooth. Is there something simple I'm missing? It would be even better to find a way to make the plot to PDF come out in vector format! I know it is possible to show the layers and have them vectorized in a PDF... How is this done?

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However, if I Xref the file into a new drawing, then the linework prints.  Here is a copy of the error message I receive. 

Job: - Error(s) Did Not Plot

Job ID: 1
Sheet set name:
Date and time started: 11/7/2012 10:27:57 AM
Date and time completed: 11/7/2012 10:27:59 AM
Profile ID: <<Unnamed Profile>>
Total sheets: 1
Sheets plotted: 0
Number of errors: 1
Number of warnings: 0

Sheet: - Error(s) Did Not Plot

File: C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorMy DocumentsMy DocumentsProjectsArlington 360 12-03Design12.11.06.Landscape.dwg
Category name:
Page setup:
Device name: Canon iPF710.pc3
Plot file path:
Paper size: Letter(8.5"x11")

ERROR: Graphics Not Generated

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May 29, 2012

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I want a proper drawing with title block. I have exported to .pdf from AutoCAD model space and it works OK (not great), but this is not what I want.

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