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Wednesday 31 August 2011
Design Options Graphics
So if you have ever done a design option you'll notice that the Design Option Set is lighter than the main model.
This makes sense, right? you want to be able to see the difference between the two. The shaded main model highlights and draws your eye the design option.
However I found that when I printed my sheets the light lines of the main model were too light, and if these sheets were copied (I was using 11x17) you would loose them altogether..... not what I want!
So I searched everywhere on line and looked under every setting I could find including Visibility Graphics where you would expect to find this.....to no avail.
Finally... I thought.. Ok, what's related to design options.... hmmm. Phasing!
I looked at the phasing dialog box and the options there and I noticed that under Graphics Override for the Existing Phase Projection lines are set by default to grey.
So I overrode the override and changed it to a black line with a line weight of 3.
So now I finally have design options that print clearly and can be see from across the room.
I'm fine with the fact that the main model is a similar weight to the design option.