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MoreyCarpentry

How to create good quality elevations?

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Hey there,

 

I have 2017 Pro. I use the elevation camera tool to make for an example, front elevation. Looks great, BUT when I send to layout it turns into bad quality and when printed looks horrible. How can I get the elevation in the layout to look as good as the elevation camera view?

 

Thanks!

Matt.

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What settings are you choosing in the "Send to Layout" dialog?  Click on the Help button (at the bottom of the dialog) to learn what each actually do if you aren't sure.

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Not completely sure what you are looking for, the Send to Layout dialog doesn't seem to have any quality options. But this is what is selected: Send position: nothing  Send Options: Entire Plan/View  Camera View Options: Live View > Update on Demand (Camera View Options does not let me change, these are default)  Scaling: 1/2" = 1' and Use Layout Line Scaling box is checked  Plot Line Options Default Line Weight is 18, Default Pattern Weight is 10 and Merge Generated Lines is checked.

 

Thanks!

Matt.

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Yup, I'm in an Cross Section/Elevation camera tab. Look great, but when it gets sent to layout it looks blurry, pixelly and when printed out it looks the same.

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Sounds like 2017 has some options I don't have in 2016.

 

What "Rendering Technique" do you have active when you go to send the view?

 

Elevations are typically "Vector" but your description makes me think you may have switched to something else.

 

If you're not in Vector, can you switch to that rendering technique and then get the options Marcy suggested when sending to layout?

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I'm using the Technical Illustration View, in the Rendering Technique Options I have turned the warn and cool color to white, warm blend and cool blend to 0%, line thickness to 4. None of these options helps in anyway.

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You can post images directly to the forum. No need to put them in a gallery first.

 

They are showing a permission error.

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Zoom way in on the view in layout.

Select the box.

Click Update View.
 

Or you can just use the Vector rendering technique, like Kat suggested.

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Not sure how to add pictures directly. I made another album to see if it works.

 

Here is in elevation camera view, looks fine:

 

Elevation In Camera

 

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DavidJPotter, I noticed in your video you mentioned that technical drawings are images, although you can scale it. I will try the vector view and see if that is better. I figured the technical view would have been the best since there are actually options, like line weight and such.

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solver, thanks for the adding image help! I also see in your picture the technical view has quality issues. For elevations, is the vector view the only good quality option for layout?

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Vector view is what I use 99% of the time, you can do as you wish.

 

DJP

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Hey there everyone!

 

Thanks for all of your help, it was the view I was using. Technical View is not a good elevation view to use. Vector looks great!

 

Thanks again!

Matt.

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