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Registered: ‎09-30-2008
Post 11 of 16

Re: CTB Usage in Multi-user Environment

10-24-2012 10:03 AM in reply to: b-man

We still use ctb.

We have our standard ctb file(s) based on city standards. If we want to change the way something plots, we x-ref into another drawing and change the color of the layer to the appropriate pen.

This leave the original drawing as it "should" be, but plots as required for that job/drawing sheet.

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Registered: ‎06-07-2010
Post 12 of 16

Re: CTB Usage in Multi-user Environment

10-25-2012 06:06 AM in reply to: pendean

Yes Dean.... the OP was read. You may have noticed when you breezed thru it that he said not only does one group want to have yellow be different lineweights, but that another group wants to have yellow always be the same lineweight.


He then went on to ask for opinions from *both* sides of this issue.

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Registered: ‎05-21-2008
Post 13 of 16

Re: CTB Usage in Multi-user Environment

10-30-2012 08:45 AM in reply to: pkolarik

Is it possibe to set a layer to plot with a screening using STB?

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Registered: ‎07-05-2010
Post 14 of 16

Re: CTB Usage in Multi-user Environment

11-20-2012 08:16 AM in reply to: lsimms1

Yes, using STB plot styles you can set layers to screen.

You can also use "transparency".

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Registered: ‎11-18-2003
Post 15 of 16

Re: CTB Usage in Multi-user Environment

04-03-2013 11:47 PM in reply to: leothebuilder

Any one here use CTB with fully 3d drawings?

Also hidden plot styles?

How? We've found hidden plot style does not respect CTB control. All settings to control line weight whether by layer or by style (dim style based line weight))  or CTB seem to default to LWDEFAULT setting.


 Is any one seeing this also? Any solutions?


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Registered: ‎05-06-2008
Post 16 of 16

Re: CTB Usage in Multi-user Environment

04-23-2013 01:37 PM in reply to: mdhutchinson

If you have a color set to a lineweight in the ctb instead of "useobjectlineweight" it will ALWAYS over ride a lineweight applied to an object... if the color used for the object is set in the ctb to useobjectlineweight you shouldn't have problems...


that is why i institute a system that limits the use of like 15-20 colors out of 255 in CTB setups such that you have access to "colors" and other "lineweights" even "blacks" as long as the ctb color is set to pen 7, and useobjectlineweight.

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