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To Change Plotting Pen Attributes
You can change the attributes and assign your own line font, thickness, or color to a pen using the table.pnt file. Any attribute that you specify overwrites the default instructions.
The format for an entry in the table.pnt file is as follows:
pen # pattern values units; thickness value units; color values; <color_name>
* For each pen definition, the pen number (pen #) must be the first entry and the color name (color_name) the last entry. Other attributes can be in any order.
pattern—Specifies plotted line font definition drawn according to defined values in the given units. Values are created in the following order: first line segment length, first space length, second line segment length, second space length, and so on. For example: pen 3 pattern .1 .05 .025.05.
thickness—Specifies plotted line thickness in the given units.
color—Specifies color used for plotting; defines color using proportions of red, green, and blue on a scale 0 to 1. Works only on color plotters.
<color_name>—Corresponds to the default Creo Parametric color that the system assigns to a particular entity type (to access the default system colors, click File > Options > System Colors, and then, in the System Colors tab, select Default from the Color scheme list.
* When changing attributes for pen plotting, consider the following:
More than 8 pens can be supported.
All units must be set in inches (IN) or centimeters (CM). Using millimeters (MM) results in a syntax error.
It is possible to assign more than one color to the same pen in the table.pnt file.
Separate multiple color names by spaces or commas.
Separate attributes by semicolons.
Include any or all attributes for each pen.
Attributes that were not included in the table.pnt file appear unchanged, as in normal plotting.
More than 8 pens can be supported.