Colour text dimension changes

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RaNoPlus
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Colour text dimension changes

Post by RaNoPlus » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:59 pm

Hi,
I have a question about the color of the dimensions. After opening the file it’s always dark blue (aangepast) instead of black/white (zwart). I always must change it manually. Then it stays until I close the drawing and open it again.
Do you know what to do to keep the color of the dimension text always the same (black)?
I also send you the dxf file so you can try it.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Radek
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Re: Colour text dimension changes

Post by andrew » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:23 pm

Can you try setting it to "White" instead? It will still be displayed as white in model space and black when printing.

The color "Black" seems to be skipped by the OpenDesign libraries on saving. It's then reversed to the default color (a dark blue) on the next loading. I will look into this but fear this might be a DXF/DWG format limitation.

RaNoPlus
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Re: Colour text dimension changes

Post by RaNoPlus » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:43 pm

andrew wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:23 pm
Can you try setting it to "White" instead? It will still be displayed as white in model space and black when printing.
yes- white helps! Thank you
The color "Black" seems to be skipped by the OpenDesign libraries on saving. It's then reversed to the default color (a dark blue) on the next loading. I will look into this but fear this might be a DXF/DWG format limitation.
no prob. I think it's solved now. Thank you

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Re: Colour text dimension changes

Post by CVH » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:03 pm

Even weirder ....

Downloaded the file ... Open ... is R24 ... Dims are #00004c (dark blue)
Changed it to Black Save/Close/Boot/Open ... Dims are #4c000 (dark red)

QCAD Pro 3.25.2.7 Win7 Wininstaller 32bit

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CVH

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Re: Colour text dimension changes

Post by CVH » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:12 am

Apart from Black is turned in dark red #4c000 .... on my system.

When using single primary colors these get reduced to 4c, 7f, 99, cc & ff.
See DimColorScale.dxf
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When using CAD main colors the next fail:
- Black (something with 4c)
- Dark Red (1bit)
- Dark Green (1bit)
- Dark Blue (1bit)
- Dark Cyan (2x 1bit)
- Dark Magenta (2x 1bit)
- Dark Yellow (2x 1bit)
- Gray (#adadad instead of #a0a0a4)

As with Gray, when mixing the 3 colors it gets weirder ...
#505050 & #555555 both turn #5b5b5b
&
#464646 turns #4c4226

Some test files included. :wink:
TestDimColors.zip
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CVH

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