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powermixx
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Registered: ‎08-16-2004
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How to plot all layers black

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08-16-2004 01:39 PM
Hello all. I am a user from way back in AutoCad 8! Simple question:

How can I get a multicolored dwg to print all black and white? When I open the 'Layer Properties Manager' and try to change the 'Plot Style Color', I can't. What am I missing?

I must say it feels good to be home on AutoCad!
Thanks!

Robert
*John Michalik
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Re: How to plot all layers black

08-16-2004 02:29 PM in reply to: powermixx
In your CTB file, set all the pen numbers to 7. -- John Michalik Drafting and Design LDD/CAD Development & Standards johnm@weissereng.com "powermixx" wrote in message news:29581995.1092688821364.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > Hello all. I am a user from way back in AutoCad 8! Simple question: > > How can I get a multicolored dwg to print all black and white? When I open the 'Layer Properties Manager' and try to change the 'Plot Style Color', I can't. What am I missing? > > I must say it feels good to be home on AutoCad! > Thanks! > > Robert
*Tim Skene
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Re: How to plot all layers black

08-16-2004 07:47 PM in reply to: powermixx
Use the monochrome plot style, which plots all colors black. Turn on Display Plot Styles to show them that way on the screen. -- Tim Skene PRO Menu - The Productivity Toolbox for AutoCAD www.multicim.com/pmenu.html
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powermixx
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Re: How to plot all layers black

08-17-2004 07:31 AM in reply to: powermixx
Sorry to be SO new here. I found the plot styles. How do I use them? And where do I turn on Display Plot Styles?

UGH, sorry to be asking such beginner questions.


Robert
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jbaker
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Registered: ‎11-19-2003
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Re: How to plot all layers black

08-17-2004 09:13 AM in reply to: powermixx
You may also just change the Printer settings to print Black instead of color and save the plot seting to a PC3 file called Black only. That's what I do and I don't have to change the pen setup.
*Rich
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Re: How to plot all layers black

08-17-2004 09:34 AM in reply to: powermixx
"jbaker" wrote in message news:25708129.1092759257096.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > You may also just change the Printer settings to print Black instead > of color and save the plot seting to a PC3 file called Black only. > That's what I do and I don't have to change the pen setup. Why not just use the Monochrome.ctb? For plot styles? Rich
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powermixx
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Re: How to plot all layers black

08-17-2004 10:12 AM in reply to: powermixx
How do I use the ctb file?
*Greg Barry
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Re: How to plot all layers black

08-17-2004 10:41 AM in reply to: powermixx
When you go to plot or page setup, the dialog box top right has a drop down menu for "Plot style table (pen assignments)" with an edit button to the right. Use the edit button to select your monochrome or custom *.ctb file before you print. I prefer using a custom all-black ctb file too. It seems like monochrome has tended to try to shade some of my colors before. powermixx wrote: > How do I use the ctb file?
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