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For plotting, can I set in the "solid" display mode of the print quality higher than "Maximum (max 5000 x 5000 Pixels)"?


Unfortunately, no. In our experience, the quality of the printout depends on the printer driver. In case of problems, please try to find the solution there first.

If the rendering is already jagged in RSTAB or RFEM, this is due to the graphics card. The rendering is represented by means of the OpenGL functions. You can influence these by selecting "Options" → "Program Options" in the "Graphics" tab (see the figure). Another graphics card driver could also improve the display (download, for example, via ).

When plotting, huge amounts of data are processed. Thus, the limits of the operating systems are sometimes exceeded. The plot output in size ISO A0 with very good quality is therefore u. May be problematic. RFEM does not use its own drivers to control the plotter, but the drivers supplied by Windows. Tests have shown that these drivers are unstable and incorrect. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to use the original drivers of the plotter manufacturer. The plotter should not be set as the default printer in Windows, but should be selected when printing.

Many plotter drivers offer alternatives to prepare the graphic in the plotter or in the computer. The preparation in the plotter is faster, but because the plotter has only a very small amount of memory, parts of the image may be lost. This leads to missing labels, lines or fillings. Often, the plotter also displays a corresponding message, for example, For example, HP "Data Lost".


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