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  9/14/13Tutorial: Create a plot style (color-dependent) - AutoCAD Tips Blogwww.ellenfinkelstein.com/acadblog/tutorial-create-a-plot-style-color-dependent/1/7 « How do I get all my AutoLISP routines to loadthemselves?   Tutorial: Create a custom workspace in AutoCAD2006 and later      Twe 1 Tutorial: Create a plot style (color-dependent) By Ellen FinkelsteinDo you need a way to integrate flexible display  into your plots? For example, you may want to produce draftplots that use less ink. Or you may want to plot all in black, or shades of gray. You may want to change solidfills to hatches for some plots.The way to create multiple plot variations is to use plot styles. You can create as many variations as you want,save them, and use them for any drawing. Plot styles are saved in plot style table files.There are two kinds of plot style tables: named (*.stb) and color-dependent (*.ctb). Named plot styles are more flexible, bare not the default type of plot style. Your choice of plot style table type is saved in the Windows  registry, not in thedrawing. To switch , you change the type and then open a new drawing.In this tutorial , I’ll show you how to create and use a color-dependent plot style that sets the lineweight to 0.05 and the screening  to 25%. Screening specifies the amount of ink used for a color and the default is 100%. Setting the screening t25% is a useful technique for saving ink for a draft plot. Set the plot style type To set the plot style type , follow these steps:Right-click in the drawing area and choose Options top open theOptions dialog box. Then click the Plot and Publish tab.Click the Plot Style Table Settings  button.In the Plot Style Tables Settings dialog box , choose Use Color Dependent Plot Styles or Use Named Plot Styles. You can alsospecify a default plot-style table other than the standard acad.ctb(color-dependent) or acad.stb (named) plot style. For this tutorial,choose Use Color Dependent Plot Styles, if it isn’t alreadyselected.Click OK. Create a color-dependent plot style table You’re now ready to create a color-dependent plot style table.Choose Application button>Print> Manage Plot Styles to open thePlot Style Manager. You’ll see a Windows Explorer window , likethe one you see here. Notice the Add-A-Plot Style Table Wizard shortcut and the other plot style table files thatcome with AutoCAD — including one that sets screening to 25%.  9/14/13Tutorial: Create a plot style (color-dependent) - AutoCAD Tips Blogwww.ellenfinkelstein.com/acadblog/tutorial-create-a-plot-style-color-dependent/2/7  Double-click the Add-A-Plot Style Table Wizard shortcut to open the Add Plot Style Table wizard.Click Next.On the Begin screen, choose the source for your plot style table. For this tutorial, choose Use an Existing PlotStyle Table and click Next.In the Browse File Name screen, choose acad.ctb, which is the default plot style table. Your new plot style table wbe based on this one. Click Next.In the File Name screen, enter a file name. I used Draft-screen-lwt. Click Next.On the Finish screen, click the Plot Style Table Editor button. The Plot Style Table Editor opens.You’ve now created a color-dependent plot style table and you’re ready to define a plot style for that table.In the Plot Style Table Editor, click the Form View tab. On the left you see all the colors from 1 to 255. You canselect more than one color and make changes on the right to apply  those changes to all selected colors.  9/14/13Tutorial: Create a plot style (color-dependent) - AutoCAD Tips Blogwww.ellenfinkelstein.com/acadblog/tutorial-create-a-plot-style-color-dependent/3/7 Click Color 1 (red). Use the scroll bar to scroll down to the last color, Color 255 (white). Press and hold Shift andclick Color 255. This selects all the colors.For the Screening item, change the value to 25.For the Lineweight item, choose 0.0500.Click Save & Close. You’re now back in the last screen of the Add Plot Style Table wizard.  9/14/13Tutorial: Create a plot style (color-dependent) - AutoCAD Tips Blogwww.ellenfinkelstein.com/acadblog/tutorial-create-a-plot-style-color-dependent/4/7 Click Finish.You’ve now created a plot style. If you need to edit it, you can access it from several places. One option is to open theOptions dialog box as described above and click the Plot and Publish tab. There you can choose Add or Edit Plot StyleTables. You’re now ready to apply your plot style.Here’s the drawing. You can see that it uses solid fills in two places and a heavy lineweight around the window shutters . Attach a plot-style table to a layout You need to attach a plot-style table to a layout. You can attach different plot-style tables to different layouts to easilycreate plot variations. Follow these steps:Open a new drawing and draw some objects. In this case, draw an object with a wide lineweight and fill a closedarea with a solid  fill, so you will see the contrast when you apply the plot style. Choose a layout tab in your drawinand set up one or more viewports. (If the layout tabs are not displayed, right-click the current layout’s button on thestatus bar and choose Display Layout and Model Tabs, as shown here.)Right-click the layout tab and choose Page Setup  Manager.In the Page  Setup Manager dialog box, choose an existing page setup, if you have one, and click Modify. Otherwisclick New, name the page setup and click OK. You now see the Page Setup dialog box for the layout.

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