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mjgentilepe
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Xref linework is screened back

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09-16-2012 08:05 AM

I'm using Autocad for Mac 2013 (Mac OS X 10.7.4).  I referenced in a drawing and created a layout with viewports, but the information in the reference file is showing up screened back instead of black.  I checked the colors and my pen table, and by all indications they should be showing up as black, but are instead gray.

 

When I plot it looks as it should, but it's very disconcerting that the view on screen is not what I will get when I plot.  Yes, I have the "Display plot styles" radio button checked off.

 

 

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maxim_k
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Re: Xref linework is screened back

09-16-2012 09:51 AM in reply to: mjgentilepe

Hi,

 

Xref fading in AutoCAD is turned on by default. You can control it with XDWGFADECTL system variable, or in Application preferences dialog:

Screen Shot 2012-09-16 at 20.50.41.png

 

Maxim

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marie.copa
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Re: Xref linework is screened back

02-09-2013 02:00 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Hello maxim_k

Thanks for this solution! It helped to get me started building a drawing using only xrefs. My problem is that I'd like to have control to screen/ fade each of 10 or so xrefs seperately so they stand out better when printed. Is that possible using another feature?

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maxim_k
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Re: Xref linework is screened back

02-10-2013 11:01 PM in reply to: mjgentilepe
Hi,

You can set Transparency for each of Xref layers (separately for particular Xref) and then in Print dialog check "Print with transparency".
You can see results of transparency on screen too, if you switch ON "Show transparency" on Status Bar".

Maxim
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