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Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 6:24:48 AM | Pdf Output




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Hi there,


Currently using Revit 2015 on Windows 7.


Just wondering what pdf writer programs people are using to get the best quality out of their raster images ?

IE: Perspective views, Elevations with shading, etc


Thanks in advance

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Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 11:45:11 AM | Pdf Output




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I've been testing CutePDF (after seeing WWHub suggest it many times) with our plans. They have sometimes hundreds of tenant logos on them, and the quality is much clearer than the default PDF driver. It's free, so it can't hurt to test it out!

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Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 2:22:48 PM | Pdf Output



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I’ve recently learnt that adobe pdf’s default quality setting is much lower than cutepdf’s. If you set them both to match, both outputs are pretty much the same, however adobe file is roughly twice as big compering to cute – I don’t like that at all.

I’m using cute with 600dpi (default) and the raster quality (in revit) set to high and the output quality wise is very good. To boost the quality even more, you can always set the raster quality to presentation.

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Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 8:04:46 PM | Pdf Output




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I've always used a free version of PDF995 which I think looks good.  I have not however, tried anything else so perhaps I have no frame of reference.  Currently using Revit 2015.

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Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 1:19:54 AM | Pdf Output




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Thanks for all your feedback guys!


We've been using PDFCreator for about 3 years now and we really like it's setup. It's simple to use, produces the pdf's and it's free, however the raster images just seem to come out very washed out. 


It's not often we need to export these raster images but when we are in the midst of concept stages we normally apply some colour and shading to make the view more presentable.


I might give the progams you're talking about a try and see how they go.


Thanks again

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