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#1 Kyle Schroeder

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 02:56 PM

What format or filter is the best for printing elevations without color?  I'm seeing many plan sets with crisp black lines showing all the detail.  Our current plan set shows the roof as a solid light grey.  Would like to see shingle texture and so on...



#2 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 03:19 PM

How are you getting your roof plan?

 

I genereate the roof.

Click "birds eye".

then save that drawing as the roof plan drawing.

That should be a line drawing that I can add shingles using paint if I want.  If your's at the point has shading then "somewhere" you can turn that off, just don't remember where.

 

I wish birds eye genereated a dashed outline of the house outline below.  Maybe it does and I've just not figured out how yet.



#3 Kevin Rabenaldt

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 03:20 PM

After generating your elevation are you doing a "save as" and choosing softplan drawing"?  The softplan drawing converts your elevation to lines and editable openings.



#4 Gary McKeon

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 03:48 PM

How are you getting your roof plan?

 

I genereate the roof.

Click "birds eye".

then save that drawing as the roof plan drawing.

That should be a line drawing that I can add shingles using paint if I want.  If your's at the point has shading then "somewhere" you can turn that off, just don't remember where.

 

I wish birds eye genereated a dashed outline of the house outline below.  Maybe it does and I've just not figured out how yet.

Dennis, in the Project Options go to "material dimensions" and on the lower right there is a check box for "generate drawing include walls".



#5 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:00 PM

Dennis, in the Project Options go to "material dimensions" and on the lower right there is a check box for "generate drawing include walls".

Thanks!  I knew that there had to be a way to do that.



#6 Kyle Schroeder

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:57 PM

I would like the roof to show up as black and white shingled and not all grey. Any suggestions?

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#7 Gary McKeon

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:27 PM

What "mode" are you in? What are your settings as you can set all of that however you want.



#8 Philip Frank

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 06:18 AM

When you go to save the 3d SoftView elevation to a 2d SoftPlan drawing (Save_Save As_SoftPlan Darwing) be sure to Uncheck the "Model Paint" box. This will give strictly lines with no shading.

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#9 Heath Foster

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:26 PM

You can also go to the layers and just turn the model paint layers off.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 02:20 PM

Good tip Heath. I didn't know that.


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#11 Keith Almond

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:05 PM

You can also turn off the AUTO PAINT LAYER, by Right clicking it (Turn Off Layer - Auto Paint).

 

The other thing to check is that the paint opacity is 100% - Right click the MODEL PAINT > EDIT > EDIT PAINT ... Opacity - Check box and adjust to 100%. If this is something that you want to be at 100% permanently (and I definitely did), go to SYSTEM OPTIONS > ASSIGN COLORS and make sure that the opacity for MODEL PAINT (and anything else that you want) is set to 100%.


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#12 Dave Pazyniak

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:51 AM

Thanks to all.  Lots of good info in this thread.  I can get my "save as" elevations to come out close to what I need, but is there a way to adjust the settings on one of the modes to get it to look black and white, with hatched siding?  Visible line misses a couple lines and shows no siding, shaded gets all the lines, but no siding and starts to add some color, Textured gets all lines but also all color...



#13 Keith Almond

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:04 PM

Use Visible Line mode, but in Mode options make some adjustments to the line options ...

 

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#14 Dave Pazyniak

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:03 AM

Thanks, Keith.  that is great.



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Posted 25 January 2020 - 10:59 AM

Hi I'm new to Softplan. I'm trying to figure this out. I have 2020 version.  How do I get my drawings textured but not painted or shaded. I want all the detail of brick, siding, etc in clean black and white lines for plotting...but cant seem to figure out what exact box to uncheck or check. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jordan



#16 Keith Almond

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:01 PM

As per the post above, use VISIBLE LINE MODE and play with the LINE OPTIONS - and any other options you want - until you get the look you desire.


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