Plot-Style-Table-Settings-Dialog-Box

Plot Style Table Settings Dialog Box

Plot Style Table Settings Dialog Box

Specifies settings for plot style tables.

Access Methods

Options dialog box, Plot and Publish tab

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

Default Plot Style Behavior for New Drawings

Controls the plot style mode, Color-Dependent or Named, that is used when opening
a drawing that was created in a release prior to AutoCAD 2000 or when creating a new
drawing from scratch without using a drawing template.

A plot style is a collection of property settings defined in a plot style table and
applied when the drawing is plotted. Changing the default plot style setting by using
the Options dialog box does not affect the current drawing.

The default plot style setting is Use Color Dependent Plot Styles. The Plot Style
Control on the Properties toolbar is unavailable by default. The Plot Style Control
is available when you select the Use Named Plot Styles option and open a new drawing.
(PSTYLEPOLICY system variable)

Use Color Dependent Plot Styles

Uses color-dependent plot styles in both new drawings and drawings created in AutoCAD
Release 14 or earlier. (PSTYLEPOLICY system variable = 1)

Color-dependent plot styles use the numbers from the AutoCAD Color Index to create
a plot style table with a .ctb file extension. Each color is defined by a name or number ranging from 1 to 255.
You can assign each color number to a different pen on a pen plotter to achieve different
property settings in the plotted drawing. If this option is selected, a plot style
is created for each color setting.

Once a drawing is saved with Use Color Dependent Plot Styles as the default, you can
convert it to Use Named Plot Styles using the CONVERTCTB and CONVERTPSTYLES commands.

Use Named Plot Styles

Uses named plot styles in both new drawings and drawings created in earlier versions.
The plot style is defined in the plot style table attached to the layout. Named plot
style tables are files with the file extension .stb. ( PSTYLEPOLICY system variable = 0)

Once a drawing is saved with Use Named Plot Styles as the default, you can convert
it to Use Color Dependent Plot Styles using the CONVERTCTB and CONVERTPSTYLES commands.
However, once you use CONVERTPSTYLES to convert a drawing from using a named plot
style table to a color plot style table, you cannot use CONVERTPSTYLES to convert
it back to using a named plot style table.

Current Plot Style Table Settings

Specifies the current plot style table settings that are applied to new drawings.

Default Plot Style Table

Specifies the default plot style table to attach to new drawings. A plot style table
is a file with a .ctb or an .stb extension that includes and defines plot styles.

If you are using color-dependent plot styles, this option lists all color dependent
plot style tables found in the search path as well as the value of None. If you are
using named plot styles, this option lists all named plot styles tables.

Default Plot Style for Layer 0

Specifies the default plot style for all layers in a drawing when opening a drawing
that was created in a release prior to AutoCAD 2000, or for Layer 0 when creating
a new drawing from scratch without using a drawing template.

(DEFLPLSTYLE system variable)

Default Plot Style for Objects

Specifies the default plot style for new objects in a drawing when opening a drawing
that was created in a release prior to AutoCAD 2000, or when creating a new drawing
from scratch without using a drawing template.

(DEFPLSTYLE system variable)

Add or Edit Plot Style Tables

Displays the Plot Style Manager (a Windows Explorer window), where you can create
or edit plot style tables.

Learning AutoCad

specifies settings for plot style tables. Access Methods Options dialog box, Plot and Publish tab List of Options The following options are displayed. Default Plot …Plot Style Manager to work with plot styles. On the File menu, select Plot Style Manager. In the Options dialog box, click the Plotting tab. Click Add or click Edit Plot Styles Table.Setup dialog box, Under Plot Style Table, select New from the list. Follow the instructions in the wizard that is shown (the Add Color-Dependent Plot Style Table wizard or the Add Named Plot Style Table wizard). In the Page Setup dialog box, click OK.Plot Style Table Settings dialog box, select Use Color-dependent Plot Styles or Use Named Plot Styles. (Optional) In the Default Style Table box, select a …Plot Style Table Settings dialog box.plot style table drop-down menu within the plot window in AutoCAD does not let you change between … For example, the current drawing uses acad.stb and you want to switch to acad.ctb. … In the Options dialog box, click the Plotting tab.plot style table is color-dependent, the file extension is CTB. … In the Page Setup dialog box under Plot Style Table (Pen Assignments), select a plot style …