AutoCAD 2010 :: Plot Thin Lines And Dots When Plot Transparency Option Is On

Feb 6, 2012

I have a problem to plot thin lines and dots when Plot Transparency option is On in the Plot dialog box.

The lineweight is a half of the original. I think i have tried everything.

It shows correctly in the Plot Preview but when printed there are no dotted hatches and lines are much thinner.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Plot Transparency Option In PLOT Dialog Box

Sep 11, 2012

Where else do they keep this setting? I only have found it in Active Layout in extended dada

(entget (vlax-vla-object->ename(vla-get-activelayout (vla-get-activedocument(vlax-get-acad-object)))) '("*"))
The last pice of extended data is:
 ("PLOTTRANSPARENCY" (1071 . 0))
When i change it to 1
(setq layout(vla-get-activelayout (vla-get-activedocument(vlax-get-acad-object))))
(vla-getXdata layout "PLOTTRANSPARENCY" 'type 'data)
(vlax-safearray-fill data  '("PLOTTRANSPARENCY" 1))
(vla-setXdata layout  type data)

it stays there (extended data), but the setting in Plot dialog box doesn't change!!! And it still prints no transparency.

It takes to save the drawing and reopen it again to see the change.

The command -PLOT does not have this setting as well, so my options back to VBA or Lisp, but HOW?

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