Colored Layers To Print in Black

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Colored Layers To Print in Black

Postby Mattablue » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:59 am

I have just recently tested the demo and purchased the Pro version and love to functionality of QCAD for my various product design projects. In my former career I worked with AutoCAD for quite a few years and came to use quite an extensive colored layer system.

Hopefully, this is a simple fix, but I have set colors (for screen distinction) and pen weights (for printing distinction) to a few layers to test their relative appearance on paper. They printed in color, of course- but I realized then (after having it set up in AutoCAD for so many years I didn't think about it anymore) that I had to set the printing color to black. But I can't seem to find that toggle anywhere.

My HP printer settings interface seems to grant me a Print in Grayscale with black-ink option, but still prints the colored lines in shades of gray instead of solid black of a certain pen weight.

Is there a way, within QCAD, to set the layers to print in solid black, while retaining their screen color attributes?

Thanks!
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Re: Colored Layers To Print in Black

Postby andrew » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:26 am

Mattablue wrote:I had to set the printing color to black. But I can't seem to find that toggle anywhere.


That toggle button is one of the buttons shown at the top in the print preview.

See also:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad/manual_r ... ter09.html
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