I have the problem, that the size of the PDFs I create with Allplan is too big. Every time I try to open them with Photoshop to further edit them my computer crashes.
I create the .pdf-file by “Export PDF Data” within the print preview. Is there a setting I can adjust in Allplan to prevent the PDF of getting that huge without altering the resolution (I really can’t lower the resolution)?
It would be awesome if someone had a solution for my problem.
in the majority of cases this is because the plan includes extended Fills with color Transition and/or transparencies. By exporting your plan into PDF the Fills are converted into bitmap images, which usually leads to a higher data volume. Too many Smart Symbols could also be the reason. Or maybe you’ve got some circles in your plan that were drawn with a 360° splitting which boosts your data volume exponentially?
Try using the command “File” --> “Save and Compress” before creating the PDF.
To reduce the data volume a PDF printer driver can be used. Keep in mind that the output of transparencies is only possible with the direct PDF export of Allplan. During the creation of PDF files by using the PDF printer driver, bitmap images with Color Transition/transparencies cannot be passed because those programs first create a Postscript file from which the PDF file will be created. But the postscript format doesn’t support transparencies and Color Transitions.