I have a road construction ahead sign where I have hatched the background orange (color 30) as a mask since I am using an airphoto for the drawing background. The block is fine until I try to use it in a multileader, then the hatch color switches to block and I can't read the text. The block was created on the same layer as it is inserted. How do I get the orange hatch to show as orange in the multileader block? See the attached screen shot.
The problem has something to with going to a layout. The multileader looks fine in the model tab, but in a layout, both in paperspace and model space the hatch changes color to solid black. It also has to do with the plot styles because when I turn off display plot styles, the colors are fine on the screen. I tried selecting one that I am sure plots color, the none, and the default acad.ctb and all of them show up black on the screen. I tried printing it to PDF, and it prints in color, so I have a bit of a workaround, but I would like to see what I am working with. Any thoughts?
What if you use a truecolor instead of ACI color 30?
It sounds like your STB/CTB is mapping color 30 to a black "pen".
Truecolors are not affected by plot styles.
True colors didn't work. It is an issue with display, and the multileader uses the block without any modifications, so I don't understand why the block is fine but the multileader isn't. If it were a problem with the CTB files, I would expect the problem to affect the block and the multileaders, and the plots. The problem is only with multileaders in a layout tab on the screen.
I guess I have found a bug. Thanks for your help.\
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Have you tried editing the block and explicitly sending the hatch to the back? Making the block dynamic with the leader in it may also avert the display issue?
I just had this happen to me yesterday on a drawing.
We have a multileader that uses a custom block with a background mask color that doesn't print.
We literally have this multileader in thousands of drawings and it's fine.
Yesterday I copied the multileader from one drawing to another one and the masking all of a sudden became the same color as the layer the multileader was on.
I attached a screen shot of what it typically looks like and also what I'm getting in the one drawing.
Another interesting note is if I place the bad mleader into modelspace, it is fine, but if I show it in a paperspace viewport it is not.
I have my reseller tech support working on this also.
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