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*Sabbath
Message 1 of 7 (274 Views)

Transparent hatch

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07-09-2003 04:21 AM
I have objects in Autocad 2004 that consists of splines and lines that are
hatched with a solid fill. I want these hatches transparent. As I see it
there is two ways to do it, either in Autocad somehow or I export the
drawing to, for example, CorelDraw and do the fills of colour there. But the
exporting to Corel does not work. Even when the objects are created as
regions in Autocad the lines and splines are not joined in Corel and to
manually join every line in Corel will take months (the lines and splines
have to be joined to be able to fill the object with a colour). I have tried
to export as DXF, DWG, WMF, PS and print to file, nothing works.

So to simplify the question, how do I fill outlines in Autocad and make the
fills transparent?





Regards Olof Andersson
*Kolberg, Matt
Message 2 of 7 (274 Views)

Re: Transparent hatch

07-09-2003 05:36 AM in reply to: *Sabbath
I've heard of 3rd party applications that work with AutoCAD for this
purpose. I believe somwhere in this NG you will find a link, although I'm
not sure where.


"Sabbath" wrote in message
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> I have objects in Autocad 2004 that consists of splines and lines that are
> hatched with a solid fill. I want these hatches transparent. As I see it
> there is two ways to do it, either in Autocad somehow or I export the
> drawing to, for example, CorelDraw and do the fills of colour there. But
the
> exporting to Corel does not work. Even when the objects are created as
> regions in Autocad the lines and splines are not joined in Corel and to
> manually join every line in Corel will take months (the lines and splines
> have to be joined to be able to fill the object with a colour). I have
tried
> to export as DXF, DWG, WMF, PS and print to file, nothing works.
>
> So to simplify the question, how do I fill outlines in Autocad and make
the
> fills transparent?
>
>
>
>
>
> Regards Olof Andersson
>
>
*Lincoln, Tracy W.
Message 3 of 7 (274 Views)

Re: Transparent hatch

07-09-2003 05:54 AM in reply to: *Sabbath
See http://www.motivesys.com/

Their M-Color application allows for transparent fills.

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*Weaver, Mike
Message 4 of 7 (274 Views)

Re: Transparent hatch

07-09-2003 07:26 AM in reply to: *Sabbath
If it's in model space, send it to back. If it's in paper space, make sure
you don't have paper space plotting last (option in the plot dialog).

HTH,
Mike Weaver

"Sabbath" wrote in message
news:E69D2CCFC47322BA2273EF4B0DF46A76@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have objects in Autocad 2004 that consists of splines and lines that are
> hatched with a solid fill. I want these hatches transparent. As I see it
> there is two ways to do it, either in Autocad somehow or I export the
> drawing to, for example, CorelDraw and do the fills of colour there. But
the
> exporting to Corel does not work. Even when the objects are created as
> regions in Autocad the lines and splines are not joined in Corel and to
> manually join every line in Corel will take months (the lines and splines
> have to be joined to be able to fill the object with a colour). I have
tried
> to export as DXF, DWG, WMF, PS and print to file, nothing works.
>
> So to simplify the question, how do I fill outlines in Autocad and make
the
> fills transparent?
>
>
>
>
>
> Regards Olof Andersson
>
>
*Weaver, Mike
Message 5 of 7 (274 Views)

Re:

07-09-2003 09:20 AM in reply to: *Sabbath
Maybe I should have clarified:

In model space, send your solid file to back using the draworder command.

Mike

"Mike Weaver" wrote in message
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> If it's in model space, send it to back. If it's in paper space, make
sure
> you don't have paper space plotting last (option in the plot dialog).
>
> HTH,
> Mike Weaver
>
> "Sabbath" wrote in message
> news:E69D2CCFC47322BA2273EF4B0DF46A76@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I have objects in Autocad 2004 that consists of splines and lines that
are
> > hatched with a solid fill. I want these hatches transparent. As I see it
> > there is two ways to do it, either in Autocad somehow or I export the
> > drawing to, for example, CorelDraw and do the fills of colour there. But
> the
> > exporting to Corel does not work. Even when the objects are created as
> > regions in Autocad the lines and splines are not joined in Corel and to
> > manually join every line in Corel will take months (the lines and
splines
> > have to be joined to be able to fill the object with a colour). I have
> tried
> > to export as DXF, DWG, WMF, PS and print to file, nothing works.
> >
> > So to simplify the question, how do I fill outlines in Autocad and make
> the
> > fills transparent?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards Olof Andersson
> >
> >
>
>
*Sabbath
Message 6 of 7 (274 Views)

Re: Transparent hatch

07-09-2003 02:35 PM in reply to: *Sabbath
I have objects in Autocad 2004 that consists of splines and lines that are
hatched with a solid fill. I want these hatches transparent. As I see it
there is two ways to do it, either in Autocad somehow or I export the
drawing to, for example, CorelDraw and do the fills of colour there. But the
exporting to Corel does not work. Even when the objects are created as
regions in Autocad the lines and splines are not joined in Corel and to
manually join every line in Corel will take months (the lines and splines
have to be joined to be able to fill the object with a colour). I have tried
to export as DXF, DWG, WMF, PS and print to file, nothing works.

So to simplify the question, how do I fill outlines in Autocad and make the
fills transparent?


Regards Olof Andersson
*Daniel J. Altamura, R.A.
Message 7 of 7 (274 Views)

Re:

07-11-2003 10:41 PM in reply to: *Sabbath
Just guessing, but try using an Image or SuperHatch (from Express Tools),
then make them transparent. They can simply be solid colors. If you use an
Image, you can clip it with your splines. I haven't tried it, but it just
might work.

--
Daniel J. Altamura, R.A.
Altamura Architectural Consulting
and SoftWorx, Autodesk Authorized Developer
DAltamura@compuserve.com
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"Sabbath" wrote in message
news:33EC8AE8123E7A73A4FA7884DAFB495E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have objects in Autocad 2004 that consists of splines and lines that are
> hatched with a solid fill. I want these hatches transparent. As I see it
> there is two ways to do it, either in Autocad somehow or I export the
> drawing to, for example, CorelDraw and do the fills of colour there. But
the
> exporting to Corel does not work. Even when the objects are created as
> regions in Autocad the lines and splines are not joined in Corel and to
> manually join every line in Corel will take months (the lines and splines
> have to be joined to be able to fill the object with a colour). I have
tried
> to export as DXF, DWG, WMF, PS and print to file, nothing works.
>
> So to simplify the question, how do I fill outlines in Autocad and make
the
> fills transparent?
>
>
> Regards Olof Andersson
>
>
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