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*Griswold, Eric
Message 1 of 11 (126 Views)

monochrome vectors

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11-23-1999 02:05 PM
In r14, there was a Monochrome Vectors checkbox in the Colors section of the
Display Preferences whereby I could specify all vectors as monochrome.
However, in AutoCAD 2000 I see no checkbox that allows this. Is there a
variable setting that I can type in to do this?
*Griswold, Eric
Message 2 of 11 (126 Views)

Re: monochrome vectors

11-25-1999 08:00 AM in reply to: *Griswold, Eric
<<< Message <81f16i$49o13@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.customization' on Tue, 23 Nov 1999 13:35:42 -0800.>>>

In r14, there was a Monochrome Vectors checkbox in the Colors section of the
Display Preferences whereby I could specify all vectors as monochrome.
However, in AutoCAD 2000 I see no checkbox that allows this. Is there a
command that I can type in to do this?
*Support], Christal Elliott [Autodesk
Message 3 of 11 (126 Views)

Re:

11-29-1999 10:11 PM in reply to: *Griswold, Eric
Hello Eric - This option has been removed. It was documented in the
Readme, as follows:

Options

* Support for monochrome vectors is no longer available in
AutoCAD 2000 by using the Options dialog box. You can use the
monochrome.stb or monochrome.ctb plot style table files to control
monochrome display and output. Please review the Fast Track to
Plotting in the AutoCAD Help for more information.

'On 25 Nov 1999 16:00:04 GMT, "Eric Griswold" wrote:

><<< Message <81f16i$49o13@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.customization' on Tue, 23 Nov 1999 13:35:42 -0800.>>>
>
>In r14, there was a Monochrome Vectors checkbox in the Colors section of the
>Display Preferences whereby I could specify all vectors as monochrome.
>However, in AutoCAD 2000 I see no checkbox that allows this. Is there a
>command that I can type in to do this?

Christal Elliott
Autodesk Product Support, USA
WW Support and Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q & A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
*Sharp, Craig
Message 4 of 11 (126 Views)

Re: monochrome vectors

02-28-2000 01:02 PM in reply to: *Griswold, Eric
During the beta of R2000 some of us ranted and raved that getting rid of the
monochrome vector option in the display colors tab was a bad idea and wholly
insensitive to the needs of those of us who do paintings and presentations
using the AutoCAD drawings as blackline base drawings. I am now using A2K
full time and find that, sure enough, no one at Autodesk cared to fix this.
There was also discussion about providing a fix via express tools. Does
anyone know how to accomplish this short of convernting all layers to black
color, hoping that nothing in a block or in the drawing is set to color by
entity? I didn't see that this got fixed by the express tools, either.

TIA.

C#
*Hurley, Shaan
Message 5 of 11 (126 Views)

Re:

02-28-2000 01:19 PM in reply to: *Griswold, Eric
Craig,

It was not that no one cared, it was time and resources. Have you tried
setting up a layout with the monochrome plot style and make sure in the
pagesetup that display plot styles is checked and you will get WYSIWYG.

Sincerely,

Shaan Hurley
Autodesk Beta Programs
http://betaprograms.autodesk.com

"Craig Sharp" wrote in message
news:89eo64$kkh32@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> During the beta of R2000 some of us ranted and raved that getting rid of
the
> monochrome vector option in the display colors tab was a bad idea and
wholly
> insensitive to the needs of those of us who do paintings and presentations
> using the AutoCAD drawings as blackline base drawings. I am now using A2K
> full time and find that, sure enough, no one at Autodesk cared to fix
this.
> There was also discussion about providing a fix via express tools. Does
> anyone know how to accomplish this short of convernting all layers to
black
> color, hoping that nothing in a block or in the drawing is set to color by
> entity? I didn't see that this got fixed by the express tools, either.
>
> TIA.
>
> C#
>
>
>
>
*Furman, Paul
Message 6 of 11 (126 Views)

Re:

02-28-2000 01:41 PM in reply to: *Griswold, Eric
Uh, excuse me, this is sort of a side tangent to the question but...
Is it possible to draw with a WYSIWIG (all black lines with lineweights,
screened linework, etc.) display in R2000 or is that just for print preview? I
tried to find the checkbox you describe without luck. Just tell me if it's
possible & I'll figure it out, thanks,
...confused

Shaan Hurley wrote:

> Craig,
>
> It was not that no one cared, it was time and resources. Have you tried
> setting up a layout with the monochrome plot style and make sure in the
> pagesetup that display plot styles is checked and you will get WYSIWYG.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Shaan Hurley
> Autodesk Beta Programs
> http://betaprograms.autodesk.com
>
> "Craig Sharp" wrote in message
> news:89eo64$kkh32@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> > During the beta of R2000 some of us ranted and raved that getting rid of
> the
> > monochrome vector option in the display colors tab was a bad idea and
> wholly
> > insensitive to the needs of those of us who do paintings and presentations
> > using the AutoCAD drawings as blackline base drawings. I am now using A2K
> > full time and find that, sure enough, no one at Autodesk cared to fix
> this.
> > There was also discussion about providing a fix via express tools. Does
> > anyone know how to accomplish this short of convernting all layers to
> black
> > color, hoping that nothing in a block or in the drawing is set to color by
> > entity? I didn't see that this got fixed by the express tools, either.
> >
> > TIA.
> >
> > C#
> >
> >
> >
> >
*Hurley, Shaan
Message 7 of 11 (126 Views)

Re:

02-28-2000 02:12 PM in reply to: *Griswold, Eric
Paul,

If you are drawing in a Layout (paperspace) it is possible.

Sincerely,

Shaan Hurley
Autodesk Beta Programs
http://betaprograms.autodesk.com

"Paul Furman" wrote in message
news:38BAEB9F.2EF77882@edgehill.net...
> Uh, excuse me, this is sort of a side tangent to the question but...
> Is it possible to draw with a WYSIWIG (all black lines with lineweights,
> screened linework, etc.) display in R2000 or is that just for print
preview? I
> tried to find the checkbox you describe without luck. Just tell me if it's
> possible & I'll figure it out, thanks,
> ...confused
>
> Shaan Hurley wrote:
>
> > Craig,
> >
> > It was not that no one cared, it was time and resources. Have you tried
> > setting up a layout with the monochrome plot style and make sure in the
> > pagesetup that display plot styles is checked and you will get WYSIWYG.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Shaan Hurley
> > Autodesk Beta Programs
> > http://betaprograms.autodesk.com
> >
> > "Craig Sharp" wrote in message
> > news:89eo64$kkh32@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> > > During the beta of R2000 some of us ranted and raved that getting rid
of
> > the
> > > monochrome vector option in the display colors tab was a bad idea and
> > wholly
> > > insensitive to the needs of those of us who do paintings and
presentations
> > > using the AutoCAD drawings as blackline base drawings. I am now using
A2K
> > > full time and find that, sure enough, no one at Autodesk cared to fix
> > this.
> > > There was also discussion about providing a fix via express tools.
Does
> > > anyone know how to accomplish this short of convernting all layers to
> > black
> > > color, hoping that nothing in a block or in the drawing is set to
color by
> > > entity? I didn't see that this got fixed by the express tools, either.
> > >
> > > TIA.
> > >
> > > C#
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
*Sharp, Craig
Message 8 of 11 (126 Views)

Re:

02-29-2000 08:52 AM in reply to: *Griswold, Eric
Shaan:

We discussed that possibility... and I guess that we should make it one of
our standard layouts.... what doesn't work well for us is display plot
styles, but if that is on a per layout basis, then we can try that.

It >was< said that an express tool would be developed to accomplish this
'feat'. I haven't seen one, have you?

Thanks.

Craig
Shaan Hurley wrote in message
news:89eos4$kkp34@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
>
*Hurley, Shaan
Message 9 of 11 (126 Views)

Re:

02-29-2000 09:13 AM in reply to: *Griswold, Eric
Craig,

I have not seen one for monochrome vectors specifically.

-Shaan

"Craig Sharp" wrote in message
news:89gts3$rtv11@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> Shaan:
>
> We discussed that possibility... and I guess that we should make it one of
> our standard layouts.... what doesn't work well for us is display plot
> styles, but if that is on a per layout basis, then we can try that.
>
> It >was< said that an express tool would be developed to accomplish this
> 'feat'. I haven't seen one, have you?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Craig
> Shaan Hurley wrote in message
> news:89eos4$kkp34@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> >
>
>
*Harden, David
Message 10 of 11 (126 Views)

Re: monochrome vectors

02-20-2001 07:11 AM in reply to: *Griswold, Eric
Is there way to set all of the vectors to monochrome in A2000, this option
was available in r13 under preferences/color. The end result we are looking
for is to create a word doc file without the color definitions defined, per
the clients request.
Thanks in advance
Dave
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