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noli1057
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Xref as background and faded

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09-13-2012 09:39 AM

To the expert here! Is there any options for Xref files and/or attributes to screen down or fade down other than changing its color to gray? Thanks

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Neil47
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Re: Xref as background and faded

09-14-2012 12:18 AM in reply to: noli1057

Try XDWGFADECTL for xrefs

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Re: Xref as background and faded

09-14-2012 08:57 AM in reply to: Neil47

Thanks to your response Neil47, I forgot to add on my OP that I need the Xrefs as Faded  Background on FINAL PRINTOUT or hardcopy  and not just for viewing. What I always do to make the Xrefs Faded in Printout (B&W) is changing its color into gray (251 to 254) in which its takes a lot of time to do specially if there's a bunch of block references and attributes. Most Xrefs that we have are Civil, Architectural and Structural.

Any further idea regarding this from the expert here? Thanks!!

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pendean
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Re: Xref as background and faded

09-14-2012 10:50 AM in reply to: noli1057

You still have to control it through plotting as you always have, there are no shortcuts to do what you want in AutoCAD.

Change layers and/or object color or pen assignment is still the method.

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Re: Xref as background and faded

09-17-2012 10:10 AM in reply to: pendean

Thanks Dean! Just trying to find for a shortcut trick here, coz I don't know if I am way behind of some of the trick most of you have right now. Hopefully Autodesk can generate that someday!  Thanks!!

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