AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

Reply
Active Contributor
johnthoreson
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎10-24-2012
Message 11 of 16 (122 Views)

Re: Linework and text, but not blocks and leaders, greyed out

12-12-2013 10:23 AM in reply to: Jay_B

A slimmed down drawing is attached (the eTransmittal was too large).  Thanks for taking a look!

John Thoreson
C3D 2013
*Expert Elite*
Jay_B
Posts: 2,404
Registered: ‎09-15-2010
Message 12 of 16 (118 Views)

Re: Linework and text, but not blocks and leaders, greyed out

12-12-2013 10:34 AM in reply to: johnthoreson

Well it's Transpearancy after all.

 

First thing done was select the top VP & open Properties Palette (which revaels) 90% Trans. is applied to the VP's.

 

Go to Transp. icon & Toggle it off and things appear normally.

 

I would change the values to zero at VP object level in Properties though.

 

trans.PNG

 

 

Jay

C3D 2014 SP2
Win 7 Professional 64 Bit
*Expert Elite*
Jay_B
Posts: 2,404
Registered: ‎09-15-2010
Message 13 of 16 (117 Views)

Re: Linework and text, but not blocks and leaders, greyed out

12-12-2013 10:38 AM in reply to: johnthoreson

BTW, All of the light grey objects in dwg have a 90% Trans. applied at the object level when viewed in Properties.

Jay

C3D 2014 SP2
Win 7 Professional 64 Bit
Active Contributor
johnthoreson
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎10-24-2012
Message 14 of 16 (105 Views)

Re: Linework and text, but not blocks and leaders, greyed out

12-12-2013 11:46 AM in reply to: Jay_B

Thanks for the solution, Jay!  

 

As far as I can tell, all the VP Transparency values for the viewports are 0 already.

 

Another engineer in my office put this drawing together (I'm just troubleshooting) so I'm not sure how this issue would have come about.  Would someone have to select the objects and set the Transparency value?  

 

I also see in Properties that the Transparency value for some objects is "ByLayer".  How are objects set to "ByLayer" after a numerical value has been entered?  

John Thoreson
C3D 2013
*Expert Elite*
Jay_B
Posts: 2,404
Registered: ‎09-15-2010
Message 15 of 16 (97 Views)

Re: Linework and text, but not blocks and leaders, greyed out

12-12-2013 12:14 PM in reply to: johnthoreson

Your welcome, glad to help.

 

As far as how they got that way, check the Setting Variable CETRANSPARENCY which when set to -1 (default) then Transparency will be "Bylayer"

on all newly created objects.

 

To change the existing object Transparency "Bylayer" Use the Change command (note the dash before -CH)

-CH>select objects key in ALL>Enter>P>Enter>TR>Enter>Bylayer.

 

Do this twice, once in Model Space and once in Paper Space as there are objects in both at 90%.

 

HTH

Jay

C3D 2014 SP2
Win 7 Professional 64 Bit
Active Contributor
johnthoreson
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎10-24-2012
Message 16 of 16 (62 Views)

Re: Linework and text, but not blocks and leaders, greyed out

01-23-2014 05:00 PM in reply to: Jay_B

This is great information, Jay!  Thanks again.  Sorry for the late reply.

John Thoreson
C3D 2013
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.