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Color 253 vs Transparency when plotting monochrome

CAD Standards change when a more efficient workflow is developed. NCS adopted the practice of applying color, lineweight, and linetype to the layer instead of using the plot style table to make those effects when plotting. The primary benefit is to reduce the need for plot style tables down to simply changing color to black and white. Now users need to adapt to those practices. Assigning color 253 was once a practice for fading objects. Time to change that practice and use a transparency setting that will produce the fading effect when plotting with a monochrome.ctb plot style table.

In a layout the color 253 and the color white with a transparency 55 look the same.

In plot preview using the monochrome.ctb the transparency provides the intended effect.

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