Tiff file generation

I just thought I'd share something that might not be well-known to everyone.
We use a document storage system to archive our drawings. (Only, no
i-link or windchill, and we like it that way).
Our doc storage system archives drawings as .tif files (1-bit
compressed) and we were using a utility that converted HP/GL print
output to tiff. It started acting weird and the resolution was never
great anyway. I came to recognize that Pro/E's Tiff built-in printer
can do what we need, you just need to set the config.pro options for
black/white color depth, 400dpi, and G4 compression. Plus the users
were already in the habit of using a print function to push the copy to
the document control system. Voila, problem solved and we're using a
rock-solid basic function built into Pro/E.
Made my day anyway. :)
David
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David Geesaman
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I just thought I'd share something that might not be well-known to everyone.
We use a document storage system to archive our drawings. (Only, no i-link or windchill, and we like it that way).
Our doc storage system archives drawings as .tif files (1-bit compressed) and we were using a utility that converted HP/GL print output to tiff. It started acting weird and the resolution was never great anyway. I came to recognize that Pro/E's Tiff built-in printer can do what we need, you just need to set the config.pro options for black/white color depth, 400dpi, and G4 compression. Plus the users were already in the habit of using a print function to push the copy to the document control system. Voila, problem solved and we're using a rock-solid basic function built into Pro/E.
Is any of this stuff covered in PCF file for the TIFF? How is it configured?
Dave
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Janes
The configuration is spread between the pcf file and the 3 options I listed above that are in config.pro. I have a pcf file that locks in all of the printing options for the user when they use this printer.
David
Reply to
David Geesaman

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