AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009

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making xrefs look faded?

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02-09-2009 11:10 AM
Anyone have a trick or tip to make your xref look as though it is faded in the drawing. For example, now we have the layer locked fading setting and I would like my xref to look like it is faded in the background and continue to work. Does this make sense? I just thought that now there may be setting to allow your xref and just your xref look faded without just turning them on locked layers, since you may continue to go back and forth with other layers on and off. Any tips or tricks to make this happen are greatly appreciated!
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Re: making xrefs look faded?

02-09-2009 11:13 AM in reply to: pcpanewyork
i believe it is going to be part of 2010

but for 2009 you can always lock the layer you use to inset x-refs
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Re: making xrefs look faded?

02-09-2009 01:41 PM in reply to: pcpanewyork
Do you want it to look "faded" on screen, on plotted output, or both?
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Re: making xrefs look faded?

02-10-2009 05:20 PM in reply to: pcpanewyork
you can mimic this by locking the layer that you associate your XREF with and then using the LAYLOCKFADECTL variable to control the level of fading. the default is 50, the closer you go to 100 the more faded the XREF will apear

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Re: making xrefs look faded?

03-31-2009 10:45 AM in reply to: pcpanewyork
XDWGFADECTL

Controls the dimming for all DWG xref objects.

The valid XDWGFADECTL system variable value is between -90 and 90. When XDWGFADECTL is set to a negative value, the Xref Fading feature is not turned on, but the setting is stored.

0 DWG xref objects are not faded.
>0 When the value is positive, controls the percent of fading up to 90 percent.
<0 When the value is negative, xref objects are not faded, but the value is saved for switching to that value by changing the sign.
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