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Shading A Styled Object

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07-25-2012 11:12 AM

Okay I'm new to map so pardon me if this question is too elementary. I used civil 3d and autocad map 2010 to connect to a soils data .shp file provided by my state. Then i created a style using filters and rules to identify the various soil symbols provided in the data file. This resulted in a multicolored map shading the various soil types. The shaded polygons and areas list as mapbulkobject and they do not obey any plot style table or color table. When I plot the map Its too bold and I want to screen all the colors back about 75% so they will not over run my site entities. Does anyone know how I can get those screened back without saving the layer out to a different file and making them autocad entities? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Hi,

 

>> the amount of transparency has no bearing on the way it plots

And you have set MAPPLOTTRANSPARENCY to 1?

 

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Re: Shading A Styled Object

07-25-2012 11:49 AM in reply to: WIZNICKARTS

Hi,

 

why not setting the colors to lighter or adding some transparency (for the fillings) in the style-editor for the spatial objects?

 

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Re: Shading A Styled Object

07-25-2012 12:35 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

I tried that but the amount of transparency has no bearing on the way it plots. Even though the display on the screen is very light the plot is still coming out bold.

 

R.T.

 

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Re: Shading A Styled Object

07-25-2012 01:24 PM in reply to: WIZNICKARTS

Hi,

 

>> the amount of transparency has no bearing on the way it plots

And you have set MAPPLOTTRANSPARENCY to 1?

 

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Re: Shading A Styled Object

07-25-2012 01:29 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

That done the trick and i thank you very much sir. Happy days with my shaded plot.....lol.

 

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Re: Shading A Styled Object

07-25-2012 01:32 PM in reply to: WIZNICKARTS

Hi,

 

just to make sure: don't forget to set the variable back to 0 if you don't need transparency!

 

The quality of the output is quite better when set to 0 (as then the geomtry is sent as vectors and not rastered) and the size of the plot-data is less with sysvar set to 0 (very very large dataamount with 1 in some situations).

 

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