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Missing GD&T on PDF from drawing export

Re: Missing GD&T on PDF from drawing export

Hi all!  Confirming what everyone already figured out.  Some additional info:  the hidden config was put in to avoid changing the content + documentation of the dialog in mid-release.  Unlike some hidden options, it is fully supported.  In Creo 5, it is removed and the option is always available in 2D PDF export settings.  Seeing this thread, we reviewed the matter, and decided there is no need for the option to be hidden, so it will be made visible in Creo 4 M030.

Re: Missing GD&T on PDF from drawing export

Making the option visible is great, but please consider making it the default behavior in Creo 5 without needing the option.  This was already requested once for 4.

Make "Stroke Non TrueType Fonts" the default behavior for Creo 4  For those who can't access the sneak peek area I will repost it below.

(Also take a look at this related idea: Creo View Adapters - Support Mixed True Type Fonts for PDF Output)

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Make "Stroke Non TrueType Fonts" the default behavior for Creo 4

The hidden config option "intf2d_out_stroke_text" was added to Creo 3.0 M060 to provide the abilty to create a PDF that exactly matches what Creo generates during printing.  With this enabled, TrueType fonts are output where available and all non-TrueType fonts (or special characters) are stroked.  (No substitution.)  In Creo 3 it made sense to hide this option since it was a change in functionality.  In Creo 4 this should be the default behavior for "Use TrueType Fonts".  The font output to a PDF should exactly agree with what is printed without having to locate and enable this hidden config option.  This would bring PDF creation inline with current printing behavior.

Furthermore, if this functionality cannot be made the default behavior and must remain a separate selection during output, then an option needs to be added to the different APIs to allow setting this via automation. (Toolkit, etc.)

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS205845

Re: Missing GD&T on PDF from drawing export

I agree. The default should be something that actually results in a complete PDF 'out of the box'.

Thanks for the discussion and making the issue and go-forward solution very clear, though.

mender
Regular Member
(in response to TomU)

Re: Missing GD&T on PDF from drawing export

You don't need the config option in Creo 5, but currently the default OOTB behavior is unchanged, and you need to use PDF Export Settings (or perhaps can use an export profile?  not sure) to get it.  I will refer the request to the product owner.

[Edit:  The product owner agreed this would be the best approach for Creo 5, so barring any unexpected developments, you can look forward to it being made the default behavior there.]

Re: Missing GD&T on PDF from drawing export

Please tell Raphael thank you! 

mender
Regular Member
(in response to TomU)

Re: Missing GD&T on PDF from drawing export

Will do!  Actually to Mark Fischer.

Re: Missing GD&T on PDF from drawing export

Okay, him too! 

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