Subject: Using print styles

CADdirect uses print styles to change the appearance of your printed drawing with­out modifying the actual entities in your drawing. Assigning print styles allows you to customize the color, pen width, linetype, and lineweight that are used to print your drawing.  

Print styles help you control what your drawing looks like when it is printed. Rather than describe what an entity looks like on your screen, print styles describe what an entity will look like when you print it. For example, you can map all yellow entities in your drawing to print in blue without modifying the actual entities. You could also map all yellow entities to print with whatever lineweight, linetype, or pen width that you specify.

Because print styles are saved in print style tables, which are files located on your computer, disk, or server, you can reuse them to help eliminate the need to reconfig­ure your print settings each time you print a drawing. For example, you may have multiple clients who have their own printing preferences. You can save print styles in a named file for each of your clients. You can even share the file with co-workers, or store the files on a network to ensure that everyone in your office uses the same stan­dards.

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Understanding print style tables

Implementing print style tables

Assigning print style tables

Creating new print style tables

Modifying print style tables

Copying, renaming, or deleting print style tables

Changing the print style table type of a drawing

Converting print style tables

Turning print style tables on or off

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