How do you reduce the PDF file size of an exported drawing?


We are currently using TRIRIGA 10.5.1/3.5.1.1. One of our user requests is to try and reduce the PDF size for an exported drawing from the Graphics tab. Of course, one way might be to hide a few of the layers before exporting. Apart from this, is there any other way to compress the file that is exported from the Graphics tab?

What would be the purpose of reducing the file size? (1) If you were expecting the export to run faster, that would not be possible except by turning off layers. TRIRIGA will process all the displayed graphic entities when generating the PDF. (2) If you want a smaller file size to make storage and transfer easy, then you can try using any third-party tool on the PDF file export after the fact. Note that I have no idea how compressible the graphic export is right now.

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IV97252: Trying hatch patterns in graphics section floor plans


We would like to use hatch patterns instead of solid fills in our graphics. There is a TRIRIGA wiki page “Graphics Section Hatching” that outlines how this can be done, but it isn’t working.

We needed to perform a server-only change. We needed to verify the uploaded image files in the CI hatch pattern record, and see the pattern rendered in the graphics section. Moving forward, we resolved an issue where assigning hatch records to the record results in the graphics section reports did not actually render the hatch images as expected.

[Admin: This post is related to the 06.03.15 post about displaying hatch patterns in graphics sections. To see other related posts, use the Hatch tag.]

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Do you need to clear server cache if floor plans aren’t visible?


After performing a TRIRIGA platform upgrade, some of the floor plans are not visible in the forms. Why aren’t they visible?

The TRIRIGA server cache needs to be refreshed. In other words, you need to clear the caches and restart the server. Here are more-detailed steps to clear your TRIRIGA cache and log folder:

  1. Login to the Admin Console.
  2. Go to the “Cache Manager” managed object.
  3. Click on the “All Caches (Global)” link and then “Hierarchy Tree Data – with rebuild” link. The process might take some time.
  4. Go to the “Database Manager” managed object, and click on the “Reprocess published drawings” link. Give the process some time to finish. Go to the current server log, and look for a related entry saying that the reprocess published drawing actions are finished. You will find a message similar to the following:
    “INFO [com.tririga.platform.graphics.vector.drawing.DrawingService](http-0.0.0.0-21001-7) Finished re-processing drawings”
  5. Logout of the Admin Console.
  6. Stop the TRIRIGA JVMs via the WebSphere Admin Console.
  7. Delete the logs in the <TRIRIGA install>/log folder that has server.log.
  8. Clear the WebSphere temporary cache folder.
  9. Restart the TRIRIGA JVMs via the WebSphere Admin Console.

[Admin: This post is related to the 07.15.16 post about floor plan graphics disappearing after an upgrade, and the 09.29.14 post about clearing the TRIRIGA application server cache area. To see other related posts, use the “floor plan” or “clear cache” search phrase.]

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Why is there a GUI rendering error related to a smart section?


I am experiencing an error with a smart section that was working just a week ago. This smart section exists across various environments, but is now causing an error in the development environment. I have experimented with the following:

  • Removing the smart section causes record to show properly.
  • Association and reverse association are both set properly.
  • Removing all fields from the smart section causes the record to show properly, but adding any one field results in an error again.
  • I can move the smart section to another tab and the rest of the record shows properly, until I click on the tab with the smart section.
  • I have already tried object migrating the business object and form from an environment that works.

In the server log, this is error that shows:

440 ERROR [com.tririga.platform.error.ErrorHandler](WebContainer : 16) Report handled exception: com.tririga.platform.gui.rendering.GuiRenderingException: Could not render Gui Component: GuiTabMetadataImpl[Name=triGeneral,ID=14,GUI=GuiMetadataImpl[Name=tdbREProjectAuction,ID=10048479]] for record: SmartObjectImpl[ID=SmartObjectId[ID=47510356,Business Object ID=10002876],Business Object=BoImpl[name=triREProject,id=10002876,module=ModuleImpl[name=triProject,id=19]]][MID-3549400938]...

[Admin: This post is related to the 05.25.17 post about a GUI rendering issue. To see other related posts, use the Smart Section tag.]

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IV96616: Exporting graphic floor map to PDF hangs on Xref layer 0


We can’t export the graphic floor map to PDF from TRIRIGA. The system is “hanging” and not exporting. This is only happening with some drawings and only occurs when using Layer 0 from the Xref file ( xrefdwg | 0 ). If all other layers are off and a layer zero from any Xref is displayed on the graphics section, even if empty, the export will fail to complete.

The export graphic was throwing a malformed XML exception. The root cause was that there was a “1 = 1” element that got pulled in from the layout of an attached Xref onto layer 0 on that Xref. It turns out that, for any text element that contains any equals sign, the process of sending the SVG from the client to server using a Dojo API to post via a hidden input element, resulted in extra double quotes getting sent, and causing the SVG XML to be malformed.

We resolved this by pre-processing the SVG sent to the server to remove these extra double quotes, before sending it to the SVG converter. Moving forward, the export graphic will now successfully export a graphics section that includes text that contains any equals sign. Text that contains both double quotes and equals in it, will get the double quotes removed for technical reasons.

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Why is there a GUI rendering issue when loading a floor plan?


We are seeing an issue where a floor plan is not getting loaded for a particular building. We see a lot of errors in the server logs, but cannot make anything out of it. Can anyone advise what could be the issue here? The error is as follows:

2017-05-25 15:05:53,509 ERROR [com.tririga.platform.error.ErrorHandler]([ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: '16' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)') Report handled exception: com.tririga.platform.gui.rendering .GuiRenderingException: Could not render Gui Component...

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Graphics tag.]

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IV96408: Xref layers do not maintain their display state


When publishing a drawing with Xrefs, the display state of the Xref layers is not carried over to the graphics section. Meanwhile, the base drawing layers do maintain their state when published. A couple related things:

  • 1. If there are no existing or active layer configurations, the default behavior seems to be that the base layers will be displayed as they were in the drawing at the time of publishing. Meanwhile, the Xref layers will all be displayed regardless of their display state at the time of publishing. Is this the intended functionality?
  • 2. There does not seem to be a way to save the graphics section display of layers. When you open the graphics section, it is displayed based on the state of the last publishing. (I’ll be looking into this further and will likely open a separate L3 request. There should be a way to save the graphics section display.)

We resolved this issue by removing the code that removes the Xref layers. Now, the Xref layer states and colors, based on the main drawing, are retained when publishing a drawing. Moving forward, the Xref layer display states and colors are correctly retained when publishing to the graphics section.

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