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    Revit Colors that plot as Black???

    Has anybody gone thru this process and found colors that I can set line work to so on the screen I can easily see the colors but when plotted they plot the same as a black line. I am in need of colors that Revit will plot as black and I can't have the plot setting set to black...

    Thanks
    -Alex Cunningham

    #2
    I don't have a printer to test this and it may even vary from printer to printer, but I would maybe try making a drafting view and just trying a bunch of colors. I think you will find that most anything in the red range of the attached image has a better chance of coming out black or close-to-black. I'd be curious to know what the results are if you try this, as I'm basically just blindly applying my color theory knowledge to the color dialog box...

    Black_Range.png

    Also, you jerk, you left the chat room!
    .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

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      #3
      yeah, ya jerk!

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        #4
        Why not just print with Black Lines? That is what we have been doing since we still use the colored lines, black settings. (Actually this is changing now to all black/White to the dismay of a lot of people)
        Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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          #5
          Well, since we're going there, why not just print in color? :thumbsup:
          .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

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            #6
            Originally posted by revittotd View Post
            Well, since we're going there, why not just print in color? :thumbsup:
            Color doesn't copy very well :P
            Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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              #7
              We use half tone line types a lot... so I cant just print with black lines.

              I will try the red spectrum.... I was hoping that someone would know a color that plots black so I dont have to do a ton of work and plots.
              -Alex Cunningham

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                #8
                Maybe I should rephrase. I wasn't saying that the Red tints will print as black. If you look at the image I attached, I shaded a portion of the tint shader in red. I believe that [approximate] range of any color will print as black.

                Also, Color copies perfectly on color copiers
                .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
                  We use half tone line types a lot... so I cant just print with black lines.

                  I will try the red spectrum.... I was hoping that someone would know a color that plots black so I dont have to do a ton of work and plots.
                  So why not print in gray scale then?
                  Martijn de Riet
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                    #10
                    Oh fine. I took the time and found that a drak purple, brown and blue will plot black. You guys owe me about an hour of time and several sheets of paper. :hide:

                    Plotting with grey scale turned on still plotted the lines in colors.... weird, and would of still given me grey scale lines.
                    -Alex Cunningham

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