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There is a VB script available for 9.3 that turns off the function in Arc that "dices" complex polygons upon export to AI.

The script doesn't work in 10, presumably because it's written in VB.

Does anyone know of a similar solution to this problem in Arc 10?

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There is a VB script available for 9.3 that turns off the function in Arc that "dices" complex polygons upon export to AI.

The script doesn't work in 10, presumably because it's written in VB.

Does anyone know of a similar solution to this problem in Arc 10?

Thanks


You need to increase the dicing when you export to a vector based format (AI, EPS, EMF, etc...)

I usually do this by editing the Registry Key directly (do so at your own risk!)

Here is a forum post I made on the ESRI forums that goes over the process:
Exporting to PDF format
Exporting into SVG

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The dicing settings are available in the AdvancedArcMapSettings exe that you can run from the utilities folder where you have ArcGIS installed. Look for the Print/Export tab in the utility's dialog.
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The dicing settings are available in the AdvancedArcMapSettings exe that you can run from the utilities folder where you have ArcGIS installed. Look for the Print/Export tab in the utility's dialog.



Thanks. So there is no way to disable dicing altogether in 10? If not, does the dicing limit have a maximum value you can set?

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Thanks. So there is no way to disable dicing altogether in 10? If not, does the dicing limit have a maximum value you can set?


If I remember correctly, when manually changing the dicing amount you can put it to something ridiculously high (just add a whole bunch of zero's) and it will only output using some kind of threshold (not sure what it is..).

If anyone has any documentation on these limits they could share (possibly an ESRI pdf) would be nice!

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I found a similar Knowledge Base article from ESRI that uses a similar approach at increasing the threshold for the number of vertices.

FWIW - I just saw on an Adobe forum that Illustrator has a 32,768 pt limit on a feature.

I also think I get polygonal dicing when exporting a layer from ArcGIS that has transparency - but I doubt changing the number of vertices helps in that regard.

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