capitaldesigns

How to lighten up the roof fill pattern for plotting

Recommended Posts

I watched a CA video a few months ago that shown how to lighten up the roof fill pattern for plotting. It left the roof planes as is and only changed the fill pattern.

I forgot how they did this and I can not find the video. Can someone let me know how to do this ?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Edit layout tool while on layout. Left click on an elevation or camera view while on layout with the "Edit Layout" tool icon selected (active) then in the resulting dialog box lighten either the "Pattern Lines" or "Edge Lines" as you wish.

 

DJP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not seeing "Pattern Lines" or "Edge Lines". I am in the layout page, I left clicked on the camera view then selected "Edit layout Lines". I get the active layer display option popping up to the right. There is no layers called "Pattern Lines" or "Edge Lines".  I have also tried the reverse order of selection and I get the same thing. Is the edit layout tool your talking about the third tool from the right titled "Edit Layout Lines".

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not sure I agree with David's answer.

You can turn off the color fill all together by left clicking the layout box, opening the dbx, go to the General panel...Camera View Options.

If you are using Plot Lines, you can uncheck Color Fill.

 

If you want the color fill, but just want to make it lighter, you need to do that in the elevation view itself (not the layout).

Open the elevation view and use the rainbow tool (Adjust Material Definition) to select the roof material.

Go to the General panel...Colors...Material.

Click on the color box and then select a lighter shade of the color by using the side slider.

You may have to update the view in layout.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have sent the elevation to layout as Plot Lines, you open the layout view and change the fill colour from black to a lighter grey.  (This will change all of the fills to a lighter colour.). You can also change line weights for printing.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am trying to lighten wall sections to show definition between varying wall depths. In elevation view on layout with color off it is hard to see where a wall starts and ends. I am using x9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DMD has a great video on his site Chief Tutor.com  on how to lighten and darken the lines in layout.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am trying to lighten the fill patterns (brick, shingles etc) to show separation in 2d

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have created several layer sets and anno-sets for  everything I send to the layout, with line weights adjusted to what I want. It's all automatic. Like Glen said you can also adjust the material line weight

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ben Palmer sometimes uses a technique where he only partially displays patterns on his plans, I assume to keep things clean/not too busy.  Or, maybe it is just a style thing for Ben.  Although I haven't used this technique myself, I really like some of the elevation views I have seen on some of his work in the past. 

 

The PDF included I found on his site shows what I am talking about:

 

http://www.houseplansaz.com/plans/admin/plans/pdf/2977.pdf

 

I don't recall if he adjusted the pattern properties to make the lines lighter in the past plans he's posted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like CAD mask to me. Hey Ben, would you mind sharing your method? I, too, like the cleaner look for the elevations; just a preference thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

  • Member Statistics

    28627
    Total Members
    9156
    Most Online
    3drenderingltd04
    Newest Member
    3drenderingltd04
    Joined