Plotting All Colours to White

How do you make a DWF that simulates the old school “blueprint” which has a blue background with white linework? Here’s how.

From: vdc01
Newsgroups: autodesk.autocad.2005
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 20:51:19 +0000

I am trying to set up my CTB plot style so that my multi-color layers all plot to white.  Obviously I am not going to print this, rather I’m going to make a DWF with a background color blue to imitate the old blue print look.

I do not want to change any of my layers colors.  Much thanks.

From: tyeelaw
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 22:35:59 +0000

Set your penstyle to monochrome first, then go to form view. Highlight the first one, and then hold the shift button down while you scroll down through all of the 254 colors. Once you have all of them highlighted, click on the color box, and go to select color. In the box under the colors, type in 255, 255, 254. Once that’s done, do a saveas, and save it to another plot style. Under your .dwf properties, go to custom settings, and in there, you can change the background color to whatever you want it to be.

From: vdc01
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 12:56:34 +0000

Thanks, that worked.  I was doing everything right except I was putting 255,255,255 in the color box in lieu of 255,255,254!  It’s amazing what one lousy digit can do! 

From: tyeelaw
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 18:26:28 +0000

For some reason, it won’t accept absolute white, which is the 255, 255, 255. It should be close enough for what you’re doing!



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