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using custom colors causes plotting to pen 1 by default

mbrockman
6-Contributor

using custom colors causes plotting to pen 1 by default

Entity color pen mapping changes to pen #1 if changed from the defaults.  Pen mapping should not change if the entity changes.  Geometry map to pen 1, letter to pen 2, etc regardless if the geometry is black, white or anything in between.  the current work around is to specify the rgb values in a pen table. Editing a pen table every time someone wishes to change their color schemes in not very efficient.


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TomU
23-Emerald III
(To:mbrockman)

It's worse than just this.  Much worse.  You've only touched the tip of the iceberg... 

I've made similar comments in my other post (to you!) on this topic here: Re: using custom colors causing text to print yellow

Here are the actual articles and the related SPRs.  The specific issue you mentioned is the second one in the list below.  This effectively kills a users ability to use a custom system colors file while still allowing the system to reliably print in color.  Changing the underlying RGB value of a system color (to accommodate a user's display preference) shouldn't alter the actual plot output!

CS199096 (SPR 2863430)

CS209639 (SPR 4470099)

Case Only - No Article (SPR 2863421)  [By the way, this is when all RGB values are higher than 130.]

CS198788 (2864180)

Mark,

Creo recognized 2 color groups - System Colors and User Defined Colors.

Rule no.1

User Defined Colors are always plotted by pen 1. This functionality is hardcoded.

If you want to plot lines with User Defined Color assigned and 0.5 mm thickness, then I suggest you to define:

pen  1   thickness 0.05 cm

Rule no.2

You can define pen to plot lines with System Colors assigned.

For example: If you want to print Geometry color entites in black color with pen2, then I suggest you to define:

pen  2   thickness 0.05 cm;  color 0.0 0.0 0.0;  drawing_color

http://help.ptc.com/creo_hc/creo30_pma_hc/usascii/index.html#page/pma/data_exchange/Default_Pro_ENGI...

contains keywords assigned to System Colors.

MH


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