You can edit the HTML file with a text editor, like Notepad and carefully
make the correction or you can download a corrected EDI support file
and replace the original found in the FDOT2008 software.
Download the ProjectID.zip and replace it with the ProjectID.xslt file in the FDOT2008\APPS\EDI2\support folder.
You may have set the Plot File Type to Portable Document Format (PDF) at some point.
Change this option back to Postscript (PS)
before attempting to create the Project.pdf.
Look for Plot File Type, on the MicroStation
tab page of the Options dialog.
From the EDI main menu; select Tools, then
Options to display the advanced settings
You may experience a similar problem, if Ghostscript settings are incorrect. From the EDI main menu, select Tools->Options…->EDI [tab]->EDI Settings [tab]->Uninstall [button], to re-initialize EDI settings.
EDI Version 2.6.3247+ can be configured to use MicroStation V8i for plotting while leaving MicroStation XM in place for the mining process.
You must obtain EDI v2.6.3247 from the June 2009 FDOT2008.00.02 Hotfix or subsequent releases of FDOT software.
To configure EDI, select “Tools->Options… (Advanced EDI Application Settings)” from the main menu. This will display the “Options” dialog. Next, select the MicroStation tab and use the “MicroStation: Browse” to identify MicroStation V8i for the plotting function in EDI. The mining process will continue to use MicroStation XM as originally configured.
You may also configure a specific version of MicroStation for the mining operation, from the “SheetInfo (Navigator)” tab on the “Options” dialog. However, this is not required to fix the line style problem.
Note: When EDI is originally installed or is re-installed (via the “EDI [tab] ->EDI Settings [tab] ->Uninstall [button]” on the “Options” dialog), EDI will use the MicroStation application configured when the FDOT software was installed (MicroStation XM).
The MicroStation XM PostScript driver outputs code that is incompatible with older versions of Ghostscript.
Ghostscript is a PostScript interpreter used by EDI, GSview and Ghostview.
Ghostscript v5.5 and GSview v2.6 are included with the FDOT2008 software. Licensing concerns prevent the distribution of the latest versions.
To view PostScript files created by MicroStation XM, download a newer version of Ghostscript and a viewer such as GSview or Ghostview from:
Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
1) Choose the latest version for GPL Ghostscript
2) Follow the link and find the install for Windows
3) Return to the Ghostscript home page for GSview 4.9
4) Follow the link and find the install for Windows
5) Install Ghostscript and then GSview
6) Run GSview and select Options->Easy Configure to finish
Suggested GSview settings for viewing EDI created Postscript files
1) Options->Turn Off “Save Settings on Exit”
2) Options->Turn On “Ignore DSC”
3) Orientation->”Landscape” and “Swap Landscape”
4) Media->”11 x 17”
5) Adjust the window size to fit the plans sheet, then
6) Options->”Save Settings Now”
When EDI starts MicroStation (MS), it must wait until MS initializes before attaching to the process.
This process takes time to initialize and EDI allows ½ second (500 Milliseconds) by default.
If the process fails to start up in a timely manner, you will see MicroStation open EDI.DGN and EDI will display the following message.
If this happens on a regular basis, you can remedy this problem by selecting from the EDI main menu, Tools->Options…->MicroStation [Tab], and then increase the “OLE wait time”.
Note: Slower (Older) PCs with many processes may increase the time MicroStation requires to initialization. Even if MicroStation appears to start quickly, initialization may be slower.
See MS-Word document: Increasing the quality of linked data or image data in EDI for PDF.
Yes there is, and many are freeware downloads available from the Internet. Here’s a link to several:
We have no specific recommendations, but we are aware of consultants that have used the Lupas application successfully.
When EDI starts MicroStation (MS), it must wait until MS initializes before attaching to the process. This process takes time to initialize and EDI allows ½ second (500 Milliseconds) by default. If the process fails to start up in a timely manner, you will see MicroStation open EDI.DGN and EDI will display the following message.