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By GeNOS
#153173
im working on a 50+ page autocad file in AC12 and when i open it up all the details are on separate layout pages in AC... due to the colours etc. of the auto cad file i wanna change the background of the layout pages to black so i can work on these details without just changing all the lines to black and reselecting line wights etc..

is it doable?? i can only work out how to change the project maps background to black. i dont want to edit the line colours wights etc.. just the background colour. so it can be re opened in autocad with no dramatic changes


cheers
Gene 8)
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By owen
#153175
Unfortunately not .. you cannot change the Background in the Layout environment. I guess GS never thought anyone would want to, but it would be consistent if you could as you can in the Model environment.

You could try putting a big, black fill over the Master you are using for these drawings and set Masters to show using their own colors under AC Prefs?
By GeNOS
#153178
just tried it.. worked perfect except all the black pens are now hidden in the black fill.. instead of them being white.. :(
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By owen
#153194
if you are working on the drawings aren't you doing this in the Model environment anyway? So you can set whatever Pen Set you want for visibility here (with a black background) and then you export the DWG's from the Layouts using their original Pen Set

i typically don't edit DWGs for use back in Autocad so I might be missing something obvious
By GeNOS
#153243
when opening t in AC12 all the drawings are on seperate layout pages.. id have to move them to project maps one at a time (well over 50 of them)