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Managing Named PrintStyles

There are two types of PrintStyle tables: color-dependent or named. Use the PrintStyle command to manage named PrintStyles.

Before you can apply the PrintStyle command in a new drawing, you must enable the use of a named (not a color-dependent) PrintStyle.

A PrintStyle is a collection of overrides for LineColor, LineStyle, LineWeight, dithering, screening, gray scale, end styles, join styles, and fill styles, and assignments to pen-plotter pens.

To enable the use of a named PrintStyle:

  1. Click Tools > Options (or type Options).

    Click Application menu > Preferences (or type Options).

  2. Click System Options .
  3. Expand Printing > Default settings.
  4. In Default type, select Use named print styles.
  5. In Default PrintStyle, select a PrintStyle file name (an entry other than None).
  6. Set options:
    • Override print style for entities: Overrides the Default PrintStyle table for entities. The entries available depend on the Default PrintStyle setting.
    • Override print style for layer 0: Overrides the Default PrintStyle table for entities or Layer 0. The entries available depend on the Default PrintStyle setting.

  Note: This PrintStyle setting described above determines the behavior for new drawings, not for the current drawing.

To set the active named PrintStyle for new entities:

  1. Type PrintStyle at the command prompt.

    The dialog box displays the PrintStyles that are configured in the current PrintStyle file and which PrintStyle is active.

  2. Under PrintStyle file, set the PrintStyle table to apply to the active Sheet.

    Attached to displays the tab that the PrintStyle table is attached to (the Model tab or a Sheet tab).

  3. Select a PrintStyle to assign to entities.

To use the PrintStyle table editor:

  1. Type PrintStyle.
  2. In the dialog box, under PrintStyle file, select a PrintStyle table and click Edit.
  3. In the Print Style Table Editor dialog box, add and edit the PrintStyles defined in the PrintStyle table.


Command: PrintStyle

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