Saturday, April 29, 2006

Make Paper Space view Black and White

Thanks to CADDIGEST for posting this CADclip on their site !

I remember way back when there was a way to make your paper space view look monochrome, black and white or more like the plot preview. Somewhere along the line I upgraded my software and seemed to have lost just exactly how this is done. Occasioanlly I would spend a couple minutes looking around but could never get it back.

Well I finally figured it out, again and thought there must be others in the same position !

The trick is you MUST to go through the Page Setup Manager dialog box then into a particuar page setup. If you go straight into the plot dialog box the option is not available. Yet another reason to always use the page seup manager.

The check box in question is in the upper right side and it's called "Display Plot Styles" ?? Ok. I suspect most people either don't know what the option does or they don't even see it. Either way I prefer to set this option 'On'. See the images above and below.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I have been trying to do this for a few years!!

Anonymous said...

thank you! its been annoying me for weeks now. File was set on b/w and I wanted to see color so I could tag in plot sheet. thank you! thank you!

Anonymous said...

You're a life saver ! THANKS!

Dairobi said...

And, thank you, too, because I have had a number of drawings over the years which have had mono colour on and I haven't known how to turn it off.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to thank you for 'tutorial', I too have been trying to do this for ages now! Didn't think it would be so simple!