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dmmeehan
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Workaround for vp override?

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08-03-2012 06:29 AM

I am still unable to assign a viewport color override to a 3D solid xreffed into the current drawing. Is there a fix yet? The override color shows in the vieport but when executing a "hide" or plotting the object reverts to it's original color. It would seem to be a large enough "bug" to warrant a hotfix

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: Workaround for vp override?

08-05-2012 11:40 PM in reply to: dmmeehan

Hi,

 

>> but when executing a "hide" or plotting the object reverts to it's original color.

If you use another visual style than 2D-wireframe or legacy-hidden the rendering of the viewport runs in true-color-mode and true color can't be overridden.

So check the setting for the visual-style for the viewport + verify that the viewport is plottet as visualized and not in any other style (or you set this property to legacy-hidden).

 

HTH, - alfred -

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dmmeehan
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Re: Workaround for vp override?

08-06-2012 05:08 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Yes, Vp set to 2d wireframe w/ legacy hidden for plotting. I know it is a bug already, I was just hoping there is a fix available. It seems like it's still an issue. I tested in 2013 and it still happens there too. Keeping fingers crossed for a fix....

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Re: Workaround for vp override?

08-06-2012 05:41 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

Hi,

 

>> I know it is a bug already

Can you upload this DWGs (or similiar ones showing the same problem?

 

- alfred -

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Re: Workaround for vp override?

08-06-2012 06:25 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

All you need to do is create a drawing with two solids on separate layers. Xref that file into another drawing, setup a viewport and apply a vp color override to one of the solids. The display looks correct but if you issue a hide command or plot, the object reverts to it's original color.

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: Workaround for vp override?

08-06-2012 06:53 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

Hi,

 

you are right, I can reproduce it (with 2012 output to DWF and PDF) ... and ... at the moment I don't find a workaround.

Have you sent it already to your support-center so Autodesk get's notified about it?

 

But I can not reproduce the problem with 2013. With AutoCAD 2013 it works as it should. See my drawings plus the PDF-output attached.

 

Sorry, - alfred -

 

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dmmeehan
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Message 7 of 10 (282 Views)

Re: Workaround for vp override?

08-06-2012 06:56 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

I have not sent it in to support. I had tried on 2013 as well with no luck. I'll have to revisit my effort.

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Mlgolf
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Message 8 of 10 (230 Views)

Re: Workaround for vp override?

09-27-2012 05:30 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

Hi dmmeehan,

 

I tested this in both 2012/2013 and may have found a workaround for 2012, which appears to work.

 

In AutoCAD 2013, I could not reproduce this as Alfred already mentioned it.

 

In 2012, I was able to plot to PDF with the assigned VP overwrites, by setting the shade plot to Wireframe rather the Hidden. See the results to this here. - http://screencast.com/t/2orBUg8KyGvT

 

Also see the files enclosed.

 

Hope this helps.



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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Message 9 of 10 (214 Views)

Re: Workaround for vp override?

09-27-2012 02:09 PM in reply to: Mlgolf

Hi,

 

>> In 2012, I was able to plot to PDF with the assigned VP overwrites,

>> by setting the shade plot to Wireframe rather the Hidden

To plot it not hidden (as you showed by switching to wireframe for the right viewport) is imho no workaround for a hidden-plot-question/-issue.

 

Sorry, - alfred -

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yogesh.mandrekar
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Re: Workaround for vp override?

10-30-2012 08:11 PM in reply to: dmmeehan

I have several 3d xref attached and this ****in software driving me nuts on the view port colour overrides. just cant override the colours in thge View Port. Dont know when these guys going to streamline the commands to function to what they are designed for. Useless Useless Useless

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