Saturday, April 29, 2006

Make Paper Space view Black and White !


Thanks to CADDIGEST for posting this tutorial !

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...

I've been trying to figure out how to do it. go figure what display plot wast all about.

Thanks alot for the post.

funkz said...

Dude, thanks a lot for the tip! I have been wondering for ages how to do this. Just googled 'autocad black white layout' and your entry came up #1. :)

Anonymous said...

WOW, saved me tons of time trying to figure out how to plot, and I might not have even figured it out. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

thanks! very helpful!

Anonymous said...

Just as the previous comments, I remember that I did this a long time ago and forgot. Glad I Googled it and your post came up. Saved me alot of time seaching. AutoCAD Help didn't help at all. This post did:)