i am trying to print a zoning map drawing on civil 2010. In the model space, all the lines are polygons using the map feature. and i have made there thickness 1.0cm. but when i go to paper space, the thickness of the lines becomes very thin automatically. Looks like someone has done a setting like that, the file is really old!! so it comes clear enough to read.. But i want to change the thickness of the polygon lines little thicker, so when i print it it shows up nicely!!!
I am failing in evrything i am doing. i tried tweaking the plotstyle or .ctb file by changing the thickness of the penweight and the lineweights!!! But nothing seems to be working!!!
can anyone please help me ASAP???
OK, I'm going to have to check out. I don't know anything about Map features. I hope the others can help.
Little note about posting attachments. You can change the file extension of a file (to a copy on your computer). Say you change the .ctb to .dwg or .txt or whatever. Then you can probably attach it no problem. Just make sure to say what you've done. Then when someone downloads the attachment they can change the file extension back to what it should be.
Also, for pictures, it is easier to view them online if they are attached as pictures, i.e. .png or .jpg. This is much better than putting them in a Word document to attach.
Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.
I would repost this in the Map discussion group, you will likely find someone there that knows exactly what your issue is.
If they are polygons from shapefiles they are not Autocad entities. They may have been added to your drawing through Data Connect. Use the Task Pane to style them to your liking, e.g. color, width, etc. If your line thickness is 1 cm in model space and you want to show a map at, say, 1"=20' and your viewport is set to that scale, a 1 cm line is going to remain at its native width instead of automatically being scaled up like a polyline or line. It therefore would plot very thin.
Try using the Import tools in your Map workspace ribbon to show your shapefiles as Autocad entities. They should appear in your drawing in the same space as your shapefiles that were attached through Data Connect (FDO). The 2010 Help file can be sketchy, but it is possible to do this. Don't forget to attach any data that are attached to the shapefiles. The dialog box is big and busy, but managable.
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