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08-03-2010 06:20 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi there,
In AutoCad colour #255 is plotted, more or less, white.
In zwCad #255 it seems grey, even darker than #254.

Is there any trick to plot in white?

Thx

Carlo


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09-03-2010 10:31 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Carlo,

Thank you for your feedback. You could try to plot the drawing using .ctb plot style. For example, if we are going to plot an entity in red with the color value is #1, we can operate as below.

1. Input the "plot" command in the command line to open the Plot Dialog box;

2. Choose a printer to plot the drawing;

3. Choose a .ctb style from the Plot Style Table on the top right of Dialog box(zwcad.ctb, for example), then click "modify";

4. A new dialog box, named Print Style Table Editor, will be showed. On this dialog box, choose the color of the entity from the Print Styles on the left of the dialog box. Since the color value of the entity we want to plot is #1, we choose color_1 in this example.

5. Then choose the color #255 from the color drop-down box on the right of the dialog box.

6. Click "ok" to exit the "Print Style Table Editor" dialog box.

7. Click "Preview" to preview the plot result. The entity will be plotted with wihte.

Hope my suggestion will be helpful to you. If there is still the problem, please feel free to contact us.

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16-03-2010 01:26 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Denny,
maybe I can't understend your suggestion, or maybe I could't explain my problem the right way: when I tell zwcad that an object is color #255 (wheter I'm using .ctb or not), zwcad plots it grey; #255 is not white in zwcad (it was in autocad, tough) but grey. I need white color: there's something I can do to make zwcad plot #255 as white?

Best Regards

Carlo

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23-03-2010 12:34 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hello? Can't anyone answer my question?

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24-03-2010 04:25 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
[QUOTE=Carlo Peris]Hello? Can't anyone answer my question?

Dear Carlo,

Thank you for your feedback and sorry for replying to you so late.

Do you mean that the drawing with color #255 had a different preview when you tried to plot between ZWCAD and AutoCAD? But, when we tried in our side, we got the same result. The color #255 turned to a little gray with the color of the backgroud is white.

So, would you please kindly send your drawing to tech@zwcad.com via email. We will keep your file confidential. It is better to make a movie to record the operations you have done before the problem occured. In this case, we could verify the problem easily. After receiving your email, we will try to find a solution for the problem as soon as possible. Thanks in advance.

Have a nice day.

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Denny

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24-03-2010 06:12 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Dear Denny,

Thank you for your answer.

Actually, If I set the color of a line as #255 and I plot the drawing using AutoCAD the line is printed in light grey; if I plot the same drawing using ZWCAD the line is printed in dark grey. Maybe I should change something in the plotter configuration?

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26-03-2010 02:37 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Have you tried turning "ON" the GREYSCALE option in the Prinstyle editor.


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26-03-2010 06:02 . pm   |   View his/her posts only

Do you mean switching "on" greyscale option just on #255?
I'm going to try this way, and let you know. thank you

Carlo Peris2010-03-26 18:03:09

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04-04-2010 04:16 . am   |   View his/her posts only

Come on guys

This reply was sent 27 March, it is now 03 April?
Surely someone can be of better assistance?
Sorry that I cannot answer your question Carlo your problem is beyond my ability

Wilbri2010-04-07 02:00:05

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04-04-2010 04:16 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Although. Thank for all of your help. It's very useful for me!

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04-04-2010 04:16 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Sorry for replying late.

ZWCAD has improvment about this problem, now the Color 255 is not dark, it is as grey as Color 254. And we will try to slove this problem thoroughly.

And before it is solved, I hope following temporary solution can help you.

Please use the CTB plot style, set the object with Color 255 to be printed as Color 255.

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04-04-2010 04:16 . am   |   View his/her posts only
[QUOTE=Carlo Peris]Hi Denny,
maybe I can't understend your suggestion, or maybe I could't explain my problem the right way: when I tell zwcad that an object is color #255 (wheter I'm using .ctb or not), zwcad plots it grey; #255 is not white in zwcad (it was in autocad, tough) but grey. I need white color: there's something I can do to make zwcad plot #255 as white?

Best Regards

Carlo










For color 255, it is grey when plot preview. Color 255 (pure white) preview as grey so that it is visible. This is reasonable, it works the same way as AutoCAD.

But when print the color 255 on the paper, it is grey too, that is a problem, we will try to solve it.

For former version, set CTB to print color 255 as 255, it doesn't work, but with the new version, ZWCAD 2009i or ZWCAD 2010. This problem solved. So this could be a temporary solution. Jenny2010-07-06 10:55:28

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04-04-2010 04:16 . am   |   View his/her posts only
This issue must
really be upsetting him and taking up a lot of his time ?he really seems to
have trouble getting the white colour in zwCad #255 (it is grey here!) where as
in AutoCad #255 doesn

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04-04-2010 04:16 . am   |   View his/her posts only
I have also got my question , answers on this post.. thanks

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04-04-2010 04:16 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Dear all, about this issue, we have considered it seriously, we make color #255 to be printed as grey, because if it is printed as white, it disappears on the white paper. It is different from AutoCAD but we think it makes more sense.

If you have different opinion, please let me know your reason, it depends on user
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