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Pukenzz

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Plotting Hidden Lines
« on: April 09, 2019, 10:35:50 AM »
I know this topic has been done to death but I'm not getting the results some are suggesting.  When drawing 3d and plotting viewports I have many times that I want my viewport to show the hidden lines.  I set my VP to Visual Style of 2d wireframe, my shade plot to 3d hidden.  All colors are index color and I am using monochrome.ctb.  I want my plot to come out B&W however it is plotting the color of the layers.  Without doing a bunch of customizing, am I doing something wrong that needs changed to get all my lines to B&W regardless of which index color they are on.

Pukenzz

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Re: Plotting Hidden Lines
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 11:25:01 AM »
One thing I'm noticing is that if I change the shade plot through the modify properties menu I can set it to 3d hidden.  But if I add an object field to tell me the shade plot property it says it is set to conceptual.  And conceptual seems to always follow the color.   

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Pukenzz

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Re: Plotting Hidden Lines
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 12:00:47 PM »
It is helpful and I see great possibilities for it.  However, not what I'm looking for.  That is controlling the visual style.  What I need to control is the Shade Plot.


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Re: Plotting Hidden Lines
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 12:39:28 PM »
And 'as displayed' does not work?

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Pukenzz

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Re: Plotting Hidden Lines
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 02:33:40 PM »
as displayed does not work.  See attached...  note how when shade plot is set to 3d hidden it makes the hidden lines show dashed / hidden, that's what I want but I want the lines B&W not color .  This 3d hidden option does not appear to be available in all drawings.

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Re: Plotting Hidden Lines
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 03:37:52 PM »
Can you post your DWG?

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Pukenzz

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Re: Plotting Hidden Lines
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 03:51:09 PM »
Yep, here you go...

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Re: Plotting Hidden Lines
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 04:14:50 PM »
Maybe try changing all your edge colors to white in the 3d Hidden visual style and make the silhouette edge width 1 ?

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Pukenzz

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Re: Plotting Hidden Lines
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 01:25:07 PM »
Thanks Ron, that is significantly better and much closer to what I'm looking for. 

Seems like a very basic thing that just doesn't have an efficient way to control. 

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Re: Plotting Hidden Lines
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 02:40:51 PM »
Glad to help. :)

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