34. TIPS ON CREATING NEW DATABASE SYMBOLS

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34. TIPS ON CREATING NEW DATABASE SYMBOLS

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Last time we explained how to make sure that the colours of hydraulic items in your design are exported and displayed correctly in AutoCAD. However if you are creating your own single-colour database symbols how do you make sure that they will be exported in their "Plotting Color" (the colour selected in the database)?

Here's how:-

Set the "Current Color" in Settings|Drawing Items to 254 (2nd to last on the colour palette) before drawing the individual items that make up the symbol.
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As explained in Tip of the Week #33 colour 254 will need to be mapped to DWG colour 0 in the Export Color map to ensure that the colour is displayed correctly in AutoCAD.

Notes:

See Tip of the Week #32 for instructions on how to create symbols. Follow steps 1 to 8, but make sure the items making up the symbol are drawn in colour 254 only. For Step 9 select the "Plotting Color" and do not check "Use symbols color(s)" option.

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