I have some shape files that data connected to my drawings and shown as a solid color polygon. I set the foreground transparency 40% in order to see the USGS map on the background. But When I print out, it print out as a solid color, not transparency.
Could some one please show me how to work with a solid color shape files so I can see the USGS map when it prints out.
I don't know what Map3D-version you have, but my frist thought is: look to the checkbox within the plot-dialog. There is one especially for transparency (starting with AutoCAD 2011 I think).
If your Map3D-version is older (when you don't have such a checkbox in the plotdialog) you have to set the sysvar MAPPLOTTRANSPARENCY.
HTH, - alfred -
I was having the same issue with plotting polygons with transparencies in Map 2013. I would set up varying levels of tranparency 50-80% (land use districts map) however when I would send the job to the plotter my polygons would end up solid with no transparency or the polygons would disappear completely. Adding to the previous post if you change your PLOTTRANSPARENCYOVERRIDE setting to 2 things should plot fine. My Plot Transparency checkbox is selected in the plot config window. This was a real issue for me for a while and I appreciate the posts from other users that helped me get this problem fixed.