A large assembly drawing can result in an equally significant file size for both the Creo .drw file and the generated PDF. We have already used simplified representations to do their part of the job in reducing the file sizes, loading times etc., but we are also looking into the Edge display quality setting.
We are modeling 12 meter long plates, thickness around 7 mm, bent with a radius of 20 meters.In the model we experienced the need for the Edge display quality set to "High", sometimes "Very High" to have a correct display of attached parts. Low display quality settings make the parts appear to be intersecting, while in reality they are not.
The effect on graphical performance of this setting seems not really significant.
The 2D drawings of the assemblies and parts are by default set to have a HLR edge display quality set to Follow Environment. There seems to be no effect of setting this manually to a lower setting, even "Low" results in the same lines on both the drw and PDF. The file sizes of both these files however drops significantly:
- "Very high" file size = 100%
- "High" file size = 75%
- "Medium" file size = 50%
- "Low" file size = 40%
I can't find an option to set the default HLR edge display quality, and don't know what causes the file size differences.
It might be useful to define this setting for drawing views, apart from the setting edge_display_quality.