AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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noli1057
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Xref as background and faded

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09-13-2012 09:39 AM

To the expert here! Is there any options for Xref files and/or attributes to screen down or fade down other than changing its color to gray? Thanks

You still have to control it through plotting as you always have, there are no shortcuts to do what you want in AutoCAD.

Change layers and/or object color or pen assignment is still the method.

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Neil47
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Re: Xref as background and faded

09-14-2012 12:18 AM in reply to: noli1057

Try XDWGFADECTL for xrefs

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noli1057
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Re: Xref as background and faded

09-14-2012 08:57 AM in reply to: Neil47

Thanks to your response Neil47, I forgot to add on my OP that I need the Xrefs as Faded  Background on FINAL PRINTOUT or hardcopy  and not just for viewing. What I always do to make the Xrefs Faded in Printout (B&W) is changing its color into gray (251 to 254) in which its takes a lot of time to do specially if there's a bunch of block references and attributes. Most Xrefs that we have are Civil, Architectural and Structural.

Any further idea regarding this from the expert here? Thanks!!

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pendean
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Re: Xref as background and faded

09-14-2012 10:50 AM in reply to: noli1057

You still have to control it through plotting as you always have, there are no shortcuts to do what you want in AutoCAD.

Change layers and/or object color or pen assignment is still the method.

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noli1057
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Re: Xref as background and faded

09-17-2012 10:10 AM in reply to: pendean

Thanks Dean! Just trying to find for a shortcut trick here, coz I don't know if I am way behind of some of the trick most of you have right now. Hopefully Autodesk can generate that someday!  Thanks!!

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