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Colors in drawings

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Colors in drawings

Colors in drawings

You have three basic color modes for line colors in drawings: Black and white , Grayscale , and Color. By default, drawings are black and white.

In addition to the three basic color modes, you can have a black background and colored lines in drawings (advanced option XS_​BLACK_​DRAWING_​BACKGROUND ).

In addition to the actual colors, you can specify a special color that is not converted to black in printouts.

When you are printing, you can also change the line thicknesses of different colors. This setting affects printouts but also the line thicknesses in color drawings on the screen, if you have selected Printer line widths in File menu > Settings.

Colors and gray shades

The table below shows the basic colors available in Tekla Structures drawings, and how the different colors are shown in black and white drawings and in grayscale drawings. The corresponding pen numbers referring to the line thicknesses used in the printed drawings are listed in the Pen column.

Some of the different gray shades are true colors in the way that they will keep their color regardless of the drawing color mode, all the way to printing.

You can select the color for a line in part properties and shape properties.

Name

Pen

Tekla Structures color

Black and white

Gray scale

Lightness

Invisible

9

Invisible

Black

7

0%

Red

1

0%

Green

3

0%

Blue

5

0%

Cyan

4

0%

Yellow

2

0%

Magenta

6

0%

Brown

15

30%

Dark green

110

50%

Dark blue

141

70%

Blue-green

111

90%

Orange

31

100% white

Gray

8

60%

Gray 30

251

30%

Gray 50

252

50%

Gray 70

253

70%

Gray 90

254

90%

Special

-

-

Colors in drawing hatches

You can select the color for a hatch in part and shape properties on the Fill tab after you have selected a fill type from the Type list.

The true gray shades are marked with red in the image below.

The gray scale colors (130 - 133) are also available for automatic hatches.

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