Tiff file generation

Discussion in 'Pro/Engineer & Creo Elements/Pro' started by David Geesaman, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. 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
     
    David Geesaman, Dec 15, 2009
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  2. David Geesaman

    Janes Guest

    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
     
    Janes, Dec 18, 2009
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  3. 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
     
    David Geesaman, Dec 18, 2009
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