Somebody please help me. Ever since SW moved away from Bluebeam several years ago, I have not been able to create good quality PDFs, from drawings that contain shaded views. They are terribly pixilated. Luckily, since taking this job, I have not had a need to create PDF for the last few years, until now.
We are currently using SW2007 SP4.0 (moving to SW2008 or SW2009 in the near future). Anyway, I know about the options to save the PDF in high quality. I have that checked. I also have the resolution set to high quality in the Page Setup, and the Image Quality set to the max in the Document Properties, for whatever that's worth. I have tried different settings for lineweights in the print setup. And, I have tried everything else I can think of to create good quality PDFs using the =93save as PDF=94 function. But it doesn=92t work. They don=92t even appear to make any differences.
To make things even worse, I have tried a couple external PDF writers with no better results. I used PDF995 due to reading that others had good results with it. However, I didn=92t. There are no real options in PDF995 to improve the quality either.
I have also tried Adobe Acrobat 6.0 (the latest version we own), which you would think would work great. I have tried adjusting every quality setting I can find in Acrobat, but the quality does not seem to get any better.
This is NOT specific to this computer either, as I have had several computers over the last few years with the same results.
With all this being said, it stands to reason that it=92s got to be something within SolidWorks that is preventing me from creating quality PDFs.
Does anyone have any idea what might be going on?