Converting drawings from name-based to color-based plot styles


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Converting drawings from name-based to color-based plot styles

Since AutoCAD 2000 we've been able to print our drawings using two different systems. There's a color-based system where the Pen Table is assigned to an object's color. There's also a named- based system where the Pen Table is assigned to an object's layer. Whatever system you choose that system is assigned to all of your drawings. This means that if you're a color- based office you're to have difficulty printing drawings that come from a named-based office. In this lesson we'll learn how to make printing easier by converting a drawing from a named-based to a color-based system.

Let me start by saying that most offices use a color-based system. Now that's not because it's any better. It's only because that's the traditional system AutoCAD has used since the first release. When you print a color-based drawing, you'll use a Pen Table that has a CTB extension. Let's assumed that I plot all of my drawings using the stock AutoCAD Pen Table...

Converting drawings from name-based to color-based plot styles
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Converting drawings from name-based to color-based plot styles provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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