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  Thursday September 28 2017
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Hello,
I am looking in vain for a solution to keep the color transparency of a view when printing PDF with Revit:
In my view I made filters that apply a color at 60% transparency on different systems.
I like the rendering (see attached image), unfortunately when I print in PDF, the transparency is not taken into account and the result is awful. (See attached image2)
NB: my PDF printer is PDF Creator

If you've ever encountered the problem, I'm eager for your feedback.
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Hi, I did the test and think the problem is with the method. Instead of putting filters on the systems, you have to create a material type for each system. For transparency, you go to VV to apply transparency to ducts and fittings.

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there are about 4 years
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Hello,
Have you tested the "raster" option in the print settings?
there are about 4 years
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Another lever, switch between wired and hidden view
there are about 3 years
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Hello,
I take the liberty of relaunching the subject, because I am currently in the same situation. The graphic charter, which we put in place on our structural plans, works very well in Revit, but no longer at all in printing.
I am using PDF Creator to output my plans as PDF, but it doesn't seem to know how to handle transparency.
Here is the preview on my Revit window:
Imp1.JPG

And the preview of my PDF:
Imp2.JPG

I put my view in wireframe mode, and by default my floors display a light gray, 75% transparent.
If I play around with the order of the junctions on my beams, which are also displayed in darker gray, I can still output something correct (albeit taking a long time to manage / verify). On the other hand, I cannot do it on my sails, and still impossible for the impacts.

Did you find a solution ?
I tell myself that maybe it is PDF Creator that is causing concern. Do you have another PDF creator to advise me that can take care of this transparency?
there are about 3 years
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Hello,
The problem does not come from PDF Creator but rather from wireframe printing (Transparency goes to 0).
If you want to keep transparency, print in hidden line mode with Architecture or Coordination discipline.
To solve the problem of impacts, you put transparency for walls, floors, load-bearing columns and beams.
At your disposal
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Hello,
The problem does not come from PDF Creator but rather from wireframe printing (Transparency goes to 0).
If you want to keep transparency, print in hidden line mode with Architecture or Coordination discipline.
To solve the problem of impacts, you put transparency for walls, floors, load-bearing columns and beams.
At your disposal


Thank you akli for the advice, it actually solves the problem very well!
Being previously in "Structure" discipline, he did not manage the shades of gray applied in hidden line mode.
On the other hand, what I do not understand is that Revit applied the transparency to me in wireframe mode in the window, whereas it does not take it into account in the printing. Any idea how subtle Revit does in this case?
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Hello,
The problem does not come from PDF Creator but rather from wireframe printing (Transparency goes to 0).
If you want to keep transparency, print in hidden line mode with Architecture or Coordination discipline.
To solve the problem of impacts, you put transparency for walls, floors, load-bearing columns and beams.
At your disposal


Thanks, apparently it seems to be working well for Mélanie. I will look at this solution by trying to mix it with my filters.
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Hello,
the concern is in the discipline Structure.
Even when exporting to Autocad, it removes transparency in wireframe mode
cdt,
there are about 3 years
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Thanks Akil AM. It's also been my problem for a long time
there are about 1 year
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Hello,
I put the message back: have there been any developments on the subject since, because we (unfortunately) discovered this problem yesterday.
thank you in advance
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Hello,

To create transparency effects, you also need to understand the flattening function that a PDF performs. All transparent objects in a file, as well as all linked graphic files that interact with the transparency, must be flattened for printing. This also applies to Adobe PostScript®, EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files and files saved in PDF version 1.3 or earlier.
Flattening is the process of converting all the overlapping areas of a stack of transparent objects to a series of opaque objects that retain the appearance of the original transparent objects when printed.
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Hello,

After doing a lot of research on the subject, here is the best (and the only really effective) solution. You have to change the location of the choice of colors, switch from Background à Foreground.
Once done, no more transparency concerns when printing the PDF.
It is also possible at this time to return from Foreground à Background without affecting the transparency anymore ...
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