Setting the current print style
If your drawing uses named print style tables, you can specify a print style
for any entity. Named print style tables contain print styles that you set up.
If your drawing uses color-dependent print style tables, the print style is
BYCOLOR, which cannot be changed. These types of print style tables determine
printing requirements by the color assigned to an entity or layer.
When you create an entity in a drawing that uses named print style tables,
the entity is created using the current print style. By default, the current
print style is BYLAYER. When you assign BYLAYER, changing a layer’s print
style changes the print style of all the entities assigned that layer if they
were created using the print style BYLAYER.
You can also select a specific print style as the current print style, which
overrides the layer’s print style setting. Entities are then created using
that print style, and changing the layer print style has no effect on them.
As a third option, you can use the print style BYBLOCK, in which case new
entities use the Normal print style until you group them into a block. The entities
then inherit the block’s print style setting when you insert the block
into a drawing.
To set the current print style in a drawing that uses named
print style tables
- Do one of the following:
Click the Entity Creation tab.
In the Print Style list, choose the print style that you want to make current.
If necessary, choose Other and then select a print style.
- Choose Settings > Drawing Settings.
- On the Settings toolbar, click the Drawing Settings tool
- Type settings and then press Enter.
NOTE On the status bar, right-click the word BYLAYER for the
current print style, click Other, and then choose the print style that you want
to make current. Or, type printstyle to choose the current print style.