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    Question Default AutoCAD 2017 plot color lineweights

    What are the "Default" values of AutoCAD plot color lineweights?

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    Default Re: Default AutoCAD 2017 plot color lineweights

    https://knowledge.autodesk.com/suppo...D5130-htm.html
    0.25mm according to the above article.
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    Default Re: Default AutoCAD 2017 plot color lineweights

    Allow me to clarify, I know that the default AutoCAD color plot file, the line weights assigned for the following colors:

    1=0.18mm, 0.0071"
    2=.025mm, 0.0098"
    3=0.35mm, 0.0138"
    4=.035mm, 0.0138"
    5=0.50mm, 0.0197"
    6=1.00mm, 0.0394"
    7=1.40mm, 0.0551"
    8=0.35mm, 0.0138
    9=0.20mm, 0.0079"
    10=0.18mm, 0.0071"

    I would like to know what the default assigned values are for the rest of the colors up to 255.

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    Default Re: Default AutoCAD 2017 plot color lineweights

    Actually, on mine, there are no default values at all, other than use Object Lineweight, for all 255 colors.
    you can find the default acad.ctb file here:
    C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2017\R21.0\enu\Plotters\Plot Styles
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    Default Re: Default AutoCAD 2017 plot color lineweights

    I reprinted using a large format plotter instead of a printer and now I see, it is not a lineweight difference, but a grayscale difference creating an optical illusion.
     
    On that note, I will change my question.
     
    Is it possible to determine the grey color or light-dark value if any associated with each color?

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    Default Re: Default AutoCAD 2017 plot color lineweights

    unfortunately, no. the grey scale is directly associated to the actual color of the object, so yellow is really light, red is darker, blue is super dark, white would be black, etc.
    Now on that note, you can actually change the ctb file to make everything black/grey. but you would have to set up everything to start with manually.
    What is it you are trying to achieve? Perhaps that will help get to your ultimate solution more quickly.
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    Default Re: Default AutoCAD 2017 plot color lineweights

    I just started working at a new company and am instituting a set of drawing standards to get all of the drafter's drawings to look the same, which the company has never had before. I'm trying to start clean and fresh without having to spend thousands on getting ANSE or any other standards. I was trying to figure out what AutoCAD uses to minimize the amount of changes I will need to make.

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    Default Re: Default AutoCAD 2017 plot color lineweights

    Ok, that simplifies it.
    If you are going to use color dependant plot styles (CTB) then what you can do is establish within the ctb file what you want to use. you should be able to do a lot with a few different colors. we used to use the first 16, then decided we wanted to use a few other colors, so we expanded it. I can provide a copy of our old ctb file if you'd like a place to startoff.
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