Powerprint 6 software was released with the KIP 3000 printer to provide native support for DWF files. Since then, native DWF support has been added to other KIP devices via updates to Powerprint. Powerprint provides capabilities to modify the resulting appearance of printed DWF files. Sean Horvath of KIP Product Development provided some basic instructions for changing the software to adjust line weights and grayscales on a DWF file.
- Within KIP Request, go to Manage -> Manage the Print Queue.
- Type in a password if asked. This will take you to the embedded controller of the device.
- Within the embedded controller, go to KIP Unattend and click on Configuration -> Exit Unattend. You should be at the desktop of the controller.
- On the desktop, find the folder labeled KIP Diagnostics and open winuntd.ini.
- Find AddDWFCmd=
- Within this you can add switches to change the look of the DWF file on paper.
- If you think the lines are too thin, then you can add -lt 3. This tells the software to bump up thinner lines to make them stand out a little bit better. You can specify a value from 0-9.
- If you think the grayscales are a little too light, you can adjust the gamma control by adding -gamma .8. You can specify a value from -4 to 4. The lower the number, the darker the grayscale will become.
- So, you might have a line that looks similar to this:
AddDwfCmd=-lt 3 -gamma .8
- After this change, save the changes to the ini file and then re-launch the KIP Unattend program.
- Reprint your files and adjust as necessary. Remember to close KIP Unattend each time you make a change to the winuntd.ini file.
Autodesk is happy that partner software allows Autodesk customers to get exactly what they are looking for when DWF files are committed to paper.