Elevation Mark with Rotated Text

Ever had a project with True North at an obtuse angle to “Plan North” or a site with several buildings with their own “Plan North”? Or maybe just a project with angles?  If so, your elevation tag might have looked like this…

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Printing Tip – Grayscale for existing buildings

The Issue
A colleague stumbled upon a quirk the other day while printing a renovation project.  The views contained a Phase Filter overriding all existing construction to be gray lines (cut and projection) with a gray solid fill, but the lines were printing black.

The Culprit
The Colors setting under Appearance in the Print Setup dialogue box was set to Black Lines.  This setting was overwriting the Phase Filter for the lines.  Also, any Filled Region made with lines were also overridden by this setting.

The Fix
Setting the Color setting in the Print Settings to Grayscale allowed the gray lines to print as desired.  Selecting Color  also works in this instance.

Print Setup dialoge box

Print Setup dialogue box