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    does hatching really make a difference to the size of a drawing?
    I am trying to pdf a drawing with lots of hatching the file size is coming out very big (4Mb) when I take the hatching off it reduces to 0.44MB

    Pleas help

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    MAN UTD RULE!, sorry just had to say that, yeh i noticed the same thing the other day, i think it does because hatching eg filling a space with something so it is a futher application to the drawing, 0.44 does seem prety large tho, but if you have alot of hatched areas it would'nt suprise me

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    Yup... esp if it's associative & has complex borders... & don't even think about exploding it!
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    Yes it does. I think the density of the hatching may also play a factor in file size.
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    this is crap. I have to e mail these three drawings by 12 today and they are 14mb each **** sake!!!

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    When creating a .pdf, along with other criteria, the graphical display effects the file size.
    When it is a .pdf, the hatch is no longer a hatch, it is just a display of color, the same as all other lines.
    The same will be applied to all drawings. If I .pdf a drawing with a 5x5 rectangle, and a drawing with 2 5x5 rectanlges, then the second example will be the larger file size when printed to pdf.

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    happy,

    If you have to email them, can you not use .dwf files instead? The file size will be far smaller, and there are also other benefits of using .dwf in place of .pdf

    I understand this may not be possible if a client has requested a .pdf though.

    Alternatively, if they require a .pdf, try printing it first to a .dwf, and then to a .pdf from the .dwf
    This may produce a smaller file size.

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    Sorry The Sizes I Said In My First Post Were The Pdf Sizes, The Sizes Before I Pdf Are 338kb Which Is Nice But Why Do They Go So Big?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LElkins View Post
    happy,

    If you have to email them, can you not use .dwf files instead? The file size will be far smaller, and there are also other benefits of using .dwf in place of .pdf

    I understand this may not be possible if a client has requested a .pdf though.

    Alternatively, if they require a .pdf, try printing it first to a .dwf, and then to a .pdf from the .dwf
    This may produce a smaller file size.

    Cheers
    That is what i normally do but the sizes are still massive (7MB)!!!! (:

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    Would a lower resolution be acceptable? or is quality needed for presentation?

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