I'm new to civil 3D 08 and am picking up someone ells work and creating drawings from scratch and not sure if monochrome needs to be set every ware or am I losing it.
I've been using AutoCAD for 8 years and never ran into this problem. I can get old files to print in mono. but not NEW ones. I've ran out of options. HELP ANYONE Thanks
What method are you using to plot mono? A CTB file whose color numbers are
set to black? A printer driver setting that changes colors to mono? An STB
file with everything set to mono?
If you're using the CTB method, be sure to check which colors are still
plotting in color even though you may have changed all the pens to black.
If the colors are set using "True Colors" instead of 1-255, it doesn't
matter that your CTB says plot all to black, those colors will ALWAYS plot
color. you'll need to change the colors to the normal 1-255 to plot in
If you're using STB files then you can get around this True Colors thing by
using a plot style that is set to mono.
You can attach a file if you're still having trouble and I can take a look
at it. Make sure you include the CTB or STB file.
and when you plot that DWG, you pick a _______ to choose how DWG looks on
paper. (Fill in the blank with either STB or CTB)
CTB is color based plotting - that is, red lines in ACAD will be a different
thickness than blue lines (for example....or it could be the same) STB is
totally different, and each line is assigned a thickness.
Try this - at the command line, type CONVERTPSTLYES, then plot. Make sure
you choose a monochrome plot style table and then tell us what the results
"jfive" wrote in message news:email@example.com...
what is a STB or CTB file? The files that I'm creating are slandered DWG
files with standard color styles.