...After drawing in layers, but leaving all layers with the color black, I found it was*very* hard to look at and it was very hard to see things I had missed. I needed color!....(Referencing quote above)
That's exactly what I was talking about, Kate, in the third paragraph of my earlier post in this Topic ("Note:..."). So, by using Color
when drawing, "things" are easier for you
to see, but that can be non-constructively deceptive. When using a bunch of Color
, you say "Oh, that looks pretty good. That's easy to see and decipher. That looks clear and should effectively communicate my intent and meaning." But when you go to print- in Black
only, of course, because who can afford to print large/multiple sheet drawings in Color
- you were "duped"; the drawings aren't anywhere near as legible and easy to read as on the screen before printing to paper. Having said that, I still draw in Color
, using it in Layers in the way I described earlier.
It's a cool thing when I don't have to print to paper. Or when I can print something on my regular ol' 8Â½"x11" deskjet printer. Then I can use Color
communicate effectively. Same goes when I am sharing and communicating to someone (like a customer, or fellow contractor) via Internet and .pdf or .jpg. (See attached .zip folder with a multi-8Â½x11 sheet .pdf and .jpg that the Building Department actually accepted as construction drawings [they're not too fond of 3D drawings, but they allowed it anyway]. I developed them as Internet communication with the homeowner and my "constuction partner" for the project, and didn't feel like creating a whole new 2D drawing.)
: If I am using Colors
in Layers as I described, then I can't use them- efficiently- in Print Styles
. I don't use Print Styles
, but it sure looks like a good feature. In Print Styles
, I can set Line type, Line Width, Color, etc., and have the Style
be dependent on the Color
if I should so choose. That's handy! Â·Â·Â·Â·I guess it's one or the other.
Still would like to hear if anyone is efficiently using Colors
in another way that would supersede the efficiency in using them in Layers as I described in my previous post.