Transparency does not work for export to a .pdf file.

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Transparency works correctly, but it should be enabled using plot settings when you need to export it into a .pdf file:

OdDbLayoutPtr pLayout = OdDbBlockTableRecordPtr(pDb->getActiveLayoutBTRId().safeOpenObject())->getLayoutId().safeOpenObject(OdDb::kForWrite);

Please also remember that since version 4.2, the PDFExportParams class does not contain the kSupportTransparency flag any more.