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dbldworks
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Registered: ‎09-08-2000
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Standard line weights and color assignment

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08-26-2000 11:12 AM
Preface to query: I have worked alone for so long that standards were never an issue, but now I plan to bring others onboard, so I need help. I would like to follow some universal office standards if they are available, rather than creating my own. Let me start with the basics.
Looking for guidance on standards for:
(1) color selection for the components of a CAD drawing. For example, is white used by most for walls in plan view, or is yellow or some other color? Is cyan used by anyone or everyone for dimensioning?
(2) lineweights. Whether one chooses to assign lineweights to drawings or to plot manager, I am talking about the lineweights on the final printed/plotted image.
Thanks in advance for the help.
*Turvill, Paul
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Re: Standard line weights and color assignment

08-26-2000 11:37 AM in reply to: dbldworks
There's no good answer to your questions. Just about every organization
has its own standards for colors and lineweights. At least the 2K series
of products permits the assignment of lineweights by object or layer,
rather than color. But, of course, there aren't any "universal" standards
for lineweights, either.
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"dbldworks" wrote in message
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> Preface to query: I have worked alone for so long that standards were
never an issue, but now I plan to bring others onboard, so I need help. I
would like to follow some universal office standards if they are
available, rather than creating my own. Let me start with the basics.
> Looking for guidance on standards for:
> (1) color selection for the components of a CAD drawing. For example,
is white used by most for walls in plan view, or is yellow or some other
color? Is cyan used by anyone or everyone for dimensioning?
> (2) lineweights. Whether one chooses to assign lineweights to drawings
or to plot manager, I am talking about the lineweights on the final
printed/plotted image.
> Thanks in advance for the help.
>
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chisel
Posts: 324
Registered: ‎10-13-2003
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Re: Standard line weights and color assignment

08-26-2000 03:58 PM in reply to: dbldworks
You are going to open a whole can of worms with this message
Every one does have their own stds, some with no logic at all
Mine is based upon the rotring pen colour with a bit of licence for taste
red 0.15, yel 0.25, grn 0.35, cyan 0.5, blue 0.7, mag 0.9
black 0.25, dgrey 0.25, lgrey 0.15
All colours above pen 10 plot to colour
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rsaar
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-25-2000
Message 4 of 4 (2,184 Views)

Re: Standard line weights and color assignment

08-26-2000 04:40 PM in reply to: dbldworks
Some have their screens set to a white or grey background
while others use black. I use black because there is less
ebergy used by you monitor and you are not being XRAYED as
much. With black screens the brighter colors could be used
to represent bolder lines in the final plot and dark grey
and blue could be used for ghosted referance objects. The nice thing about the lineweight parameter is that now you
can use your colors for different things. I like to use
colors for layers because you can tell at a glance what
layer objects are on. This was possible on an old system
I worked on years ago and my good old Generic CAD also had
this feature. Adesk took a long time to implement it so
in the meantime there are a bazillion DWG's out there that
don't have the weight parameter and users of non-2000
versions won't see your drawings the way you want unless
you convey the intended weights through the color-pen
plot assignments. Don't forget that line width has been
available for polylines...too bad that could not have been
simply extended to cover all lines.

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