HOW TO EDIT CTB FILES

Okay, I have been trying to edit a black and white .ctb file so when I print to a color plotter or export out to a PDF, my back-circle lines are line weight 2 and color 3. This is so the changes on a drawing are easily seen because the rest of the drawing is printed black. I have look on this forum and many others and I haven't been able to find a solution to my dilemma.

If this is not feasible, I'm open for ideas...

Thanks in advance,

Salvadore

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  • I was able to work around this by applying my changes to the design script we use to convert to PDF. This is the scripting I used:

    ! Change the color of all components of the cells REV, REV2, & LINE CURVE TO COLOR RED

    if (cellname == "REV") then

      color = (255,0,0)

    ELSE if (cellname == "REV2") then

      color = (255,0,0)

    endif

    if ((type .in. 11) and (level == 4)) then

      color = (255,0,0)

    endif

    This works great for converting to PDF and having your backcircles/revision clouds be red so that they are very distinguishable on the drawing. I am still unable to edit my BW.ctb file but this work around seems to work for the time being.

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  • I was able to work around this by applying my changes to the design script we use to convert to PDF. This is the scripting I used:

    ! Change the color of all components of the cells REV, REV2, & LINE CURVE TO COLOR RED

    if (cellname == "REV") then

      color = (255,0,0)

    ELSE if (cellname == "REV2") then

      color = (255,0,0)

    endif

    if ((type .in. 11) and (level == 4)) then

      color = (255,0,0)

    endif

    This works great for converting to PDF and having your backcircles/revision clouds be red so that they are very distinguishable on the drawing. I am still unable to edit my BW.ctb file but this work around seems to work for the time being.

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