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Artisan

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« on: October 01, 2004, 10:38:19 AM »
Ok, I know this is something that I should have wrote down in college, but can someone please give me a good, description on what CTB & STB plot styles are? I kinda understand that CTB is color based and STB is name based, but that is about it. Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2004, 11:39:46 AM »
Try SEARCH with CTB AND STB
This is what you will find http://theswamp.org/phpBB2/search.php?mode=results
Read sinc's reply here http://theswamp.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2096&highlight=ctb+stb

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Artisan

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2004, 02:39:08 PM »
Thanks, that explained a lot to me. I always kinda knew that CTB files based their lineweights off the color of an object, I just didn't clearly see how STB files did their thing. I see that one must actually set up the plot style in the wizard and name it, then assign that plot style to the layers in the drawing. Am I on the right track?

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2004, 03:02:04 PM »
Quote from: Artisan
Am I on the right track?
Yes you are.

Here is one of my STB files:http://www.theswamp.org/lilly.pond/CAB/PlotStylesSTB.png

And here is the layer manager:http://www.theswamp.org/lilly.pond/CAB/LayerManager.png
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2004, 04:12:10 PM »
Good deal, the examples really helped out. I looked at the ones that are listed in the samples provided by AutoDesk, but they were pretty detailed. I like the heavy, xlight and so on that you showed CAB. Thanks again.

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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2004, 04:31:10 PM »
Any time...
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2004, 08:26:32 AM »
try this...

CONVERTCTB

and

CONVERTPSTYLES


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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2004, 08:36:40 AM »
I have all plot styles in my .stb set to "Use object lineweight".  My plot styles are Normal (prints object in on-screen color), Black (forces object to print in black, regardless of on-screen color), Monochrome (print object in greyscale-version of on-screen color). and three different shades of grey. (prints object in shade of grey, regardless of on-screen color)  Object lineweight is NOT controlled in the .stb.  I find this makes things work much better.

This lets you do things like XREF in a "reference" drawing, and set all XREF layers to print in the "Light Grey" plot style.  If the other layers in the drawing are in the "Black" plot style, this will make objects in your current drawing print in Black, and the objects in the XREF print in light grey.  The XREF is "greyed-out", but all lines keep their relative lineweights.  This makes the XREF look like a de-emphasized part of the drawing - it still looks "right", just greyed-out.  If you set your lineweights in the plot style, you can't do things like this.