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Creo 4.0 Plot colors

npeters
1-Newbie

Creo 4.0 Plot colors

We have made the jump from creo 3.0 to creo 4.0, when we are plotting our detailed drawings they have gone back to printing the dimensions in yellow, we are looking for them to print in black. Does anyone know where the config for this is?

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TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:BenLoosli)

Are you including the file extension in the config option?  (Extension type doesn't matter but it must be included.)

pen_table_file H:\Library\Plot\pen_table.txt

 

Here's my pen table file.  Looks like maybe you need semicolons and the word "color" in your file.

! This Pen Table will print everything in black and white except
! user defined colors.
pen 1 thickness .003 in;
pen 2 thickness .003 in; color 0 0 0;
pen 3 thickness .003 in; color 0.2 0.2 0.2;
pen 4 thickness .012 in; color 0 0 0;
pen 5 thickness .006 in; color 0 0 0; drawing_color;
pen 6 thickness .003 in; color 0 0 0; quilt_color; magenta_color; attention_color; curve_color;
pen 7 thickness .003 in; color 0 0 0; datum_color; 
pen 8 thickness .003 in; color 0 0 0; dimmed_color; section_color;

 

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MartinHanak
23-Emerald V
(To:npeters)

Hi,

solution = using pen table file. Look into Creo Help for inspiration. Look into your config.pro file for pen_table_file option.

MH


Martin Hanák
BenLoosli
22-Sapphire III
(To:MartinHanak)

Any tricks to using a pen table file.

I have the pen_table_file in config.pro pointing to a valid location of table.pnt.

I have defined the following lines in it:

pen 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 letter_color
pen 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 geometry_color

But the plot preview in Creo 4 still shows the lettering in yellow, not black.

 

TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:BenLoosli)

Are you including the file extension in the config option?  (Extension type doesn't matter but it must be included.)

pen_table_file H:\Library\Plot\pen_table.txt

 

Here's my pen table file.  Looks like maybe you need semicolons and the word "color" in your file.

! This Pen Table will print everything in black and white except
! user defined colors.
pen 1 thickness .003 in;
pen 2 thickness .003 in; color 0 0 0;
pen 3 thickness .003 in; color 0.2 0.2 0.2;
pen 4 thickness .012 in; color 0 0 0;
pen 5 thickness .006 in; color 0 0 0; drawing_color;
pen 6 thickness .003 in; color 0 0 0; quilt_color; magenta_color; attention_color; curve_color;
pen 7 thickness .003 in; color 0 0 0; datum_color; 
pen 8 thickness .003 in; color 0 0 0; dimmed_color; section_color;

 

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BenLoosli
22-Sapphire III
(To:TomU)

Thank you, Tom, using your table file worked.

Now I just need to do a little tweaking of some line density and color toning.

 

DRVogler
3-Visitor
(To:TomU)

Thanks Tom!

 

I had a customer logo that just wouldn't stay in color, and would overwrite itself with BOLDBLACK

Your file fixed it!

It must be pen3 that was the culprit, though I'm not sure why?  Everything else is pretty much the same.

 

Dave

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