I first thought it may be only patterns that I have added hues to that printed grey but it’s not- it’s some solid colours as well. Furthermore, I’ve always used edited patterns and this never used to be a problem. Can you please help?
Here is the Layout file as well 23_01_31 Penton SGD.layout (13.0 MB)
I note that you had copied a couple of images from somewhere and pasted them into LayOut. I would suggest saving images intoa project folder and then inserting them with File>Insert so that you have an actual reference file to fall back on if something happens to the embedded copy.
I would also recommend that you create layers for the content in your LO file. Annotations and dimensions should be added to a layer or layers higher in the Layers list so they are on top of the viewports. That makes it easier to access the content you need to edit or move.
Sorry, I created the account a while back and didn’t realise this is where you got the version info from…
I have checked that all my drivers are up to date (they were) and restarted. I also purged SU and Layout. That didn’t make a difference.
I also created a simple test file with coloured patterns in which I put geometry on tags (not groups) and it exports to PDF without a problem, so in principle, that shouldn’t be the problem, unless there are other interactions in the bigger file.
Can I just check that you encountered the same problem with the original file when exporting to PDF that I did?
I’d still like to remove the tags from the geometry to see if that is related- it looks like you reset this with one command, can you tell me how?
If that doesn’t work, it would be good to have the document that you altered and then exported to PDF without a problem to see if it exports correctly for me…
How did you do that? Did you go to the Nvidia site and compare the drivers with the ones on your computer? Don’t trust Windows to tell you that the drivers are up to date. It’s looking at the ones it automatically installs with Windows updates. They are rarely the current drivers from the Nvidia.
As I wrote:
The purging and tag usage shouldn’t have any impact on the color profile issue. They are just important workflow things.
I did not encounter the same problem with the original file. The PDF export I showed in the first screenshot I showed is from before I dug into your files.
As I wrote before, it’s not related to the color issue. To fix the incorrect tag usage in your SketchUp model I used a plugin called Default Layer Geometry which is available from Sketchucation.
I didn’t save the changes to your LayOut file yesterday. In a little while I will open it and go through it again to clean it up and then I’ll send it back to you. In the meantime perhaps you could update your forum profile to remove confusion.
By the way, here is another thing: I try to sign into the Forum via Sketchup and the sign in fields don’t come up. This also happens frequently when I am asked to sign back into Sketchup and all I can do is revisit the site and eventually it works but it’s very disruptive…
see screenshot of empty side panel where sign-in fields should be
It wasn’t the driver, although you were right and there was an update that Windows had not picked up on. I changed the PDF export setting from high-quality combined with small file size to medium file size and that did it (that worked with medium and high file quality). I’m sure I used to select small file size in conjunction wiht high wuality in order to not to end up with PDFs that were too large to send, but I’m just glad it’s working…
I’ve also learnt a lot of what I should and shouldn’t do and you’ve been amazing, thanks for all your help and for being so responsive Dave!!
You can probably use high export quality but turn off JPEG compression. JPEG is designed to work with photographic-style output, and graphics with large uniform areas, lines etc. get very ugly artifacts when it is turned on. Turning it off switches the image output to PNG that has a lossless compression.
aaah!- thank you Colin. That must be my VPN and the ad blocker that is part of it. I have no idea why it is sporadic then though, because my VPN is set to cut out when there is a loss of connection, so it wouldn’t be the odd lapse in VPN protection that allows the log-in field to come up eventually. Hmmmm…