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JimStrenk
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How to match color print quality with in-canvas lighting settings?

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11-13-2012 06:38 PM

Is there a way to control color print quality that matches the in-canvas look of a part or assembly.

 

As a quick example, I have a Kelly Green wire visible within an assembly.  When I print the assembly within a .idw drawing file, the Kelly Green turns very dark.

 

Is it possible to specify a particular lighting setting to be used when printing?

 

I'm expecting to see color print output that matches closely to what I see when viewing either a model or an assembly.

 

I'm using Inventor 2013.

 

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter!

Jim Strenk

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blair
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Re: How to match color print quality with in-canvas lighting settings?

11-13-2012 07:38 PM in reply to: JimStrenk

It is controlled within the Appearance>Settings: for the "Two Lights". Sometime the items are within the "shadow" and appear darker because of this.

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Re: How to match color print quality with in-canvas lighting settings?

11-13-2012 07:48 PM in reply to: blair

Thanks Blair for the reply!

 

I'm not at a machine right now.  Is it possible to change the lighting settings to some other value prior to printing?

Jim Strenk

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Re: How to match color print quality with in-canvas lighting settings?

11-13-2012 09:16 PM in reply to: JimStrenk

Not prior to printing, the color view in the Iso view comes from the two-light setting from the modeling environment. It may require creating a new lighting style depending on the angles of the lights and the position of the components within the model.

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