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Color pencil apperance

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02-10-2012 09:36 AM

I have created a 30 page 8.5 x11 booklet, using Architecure 2012, for a campus mater plan. Now our priciples want to see it in a hand sketch format. I can do the lines with the visual style sketchy but how do I get the solid hatch colors to look like color pencil? I am assuming I will need to use Photoshop but just wondering if there is something I can do in Autocad Architecture.

 

Kory Skoog

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Ok I figured it out. I had colors from the True Color palette. Impression does not accept them. I changed my colors to the Index Color palette and it worked. Thanks for all your help.

 

Kory Skoog

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Re: Color pencil apperance

02-10-2012 12:56 PM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

If you're on subscription you should have access to Autodesk Impression.  It will import autocad files and do what you want.

 

John

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igroup.kskoog
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Re: Color pencil apperance

02-21-2012 09:30 AM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

I downloaded Impressions 3 for Windows 7. I try to import and I get an error message saying drawing file is invalid. I have tried on other .dwg files and get the same message. Using Autocad Architecture 2012. WHat am I doing wrong?

 

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Kory Skoog

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Re: Color pencil apperance

02-21-2012 09:38 AM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

I suspect it only accepts non-AEC DWG files: -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD and try again.

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Re: Color pencil apperance

02-21-2012 09:52 AM in reply to: pendean

I tried it but still gives me the same error message.

 

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Re: Color pencil apperance

02-21-2012 10:09 AM in reply to: igroup.kskoog
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Re: Color pencil apperance

02-21-2012 11:20 AM in reply to: pendean

Yes. I installed it and followed the "Crash on Windows 7 Hotfix" text file. My thinking now is to unistall and install the program and do the Hotfix.

 

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Re: Color pencil apperance

02-21-2012 11:30 AM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

Seems to work fine here with R2012.

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Re: Color pencil apperance

02-21-2012 12:07 PM in reply to: pendean

Ok I figured it out. I had colors from the True Color palette. Impression does not accept them. I changed my colors to the Index Color palette and it worked. Thanks for all your help.

 

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Re: Color pencil apperance

02-21-2012 12:08 PM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

Thanks for sharing that tip.

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