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 Post subject: Component Editor – transparent colors for filled drawings
PostPosted: 22 Jun 2015, 06:05 
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Add transparent color capabilities to the filled drawing shapes (rectangle, circle, polygon) in the Component Editor. Doing this in the Component Editor would simplify and speed up the process of enhancing component visibility in the Schematic Editor, as the component being brought into the schematic would already have the desired look. (Keep the ability to change the color setting of the filled drawing in the Schematic Editor.) Here are a few examples…


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 Post subject: Re: Component Editor – transparent colors for filled drawing
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2015, 15:06 
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I appreciate the basis for the post and request, however, traditionally schematics are simple "line drawings" so that when copied (on a copier, in the "old days" blueprints) they print correctly. This may be fine if everything is "electronic" but as soon as one prints a schematic with components as shown, especially on a "black and white" (laser) printer things will not look very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Component Editor – transparent colors for filled drawing
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2015, 16:16 
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Things look fine when printed on my black & white laser printer. Granted, after a few generations of printing copies of copies, things will deteriorate. But, that holds true for most subjects. In the example below, I have printed out a copy of the examples on a Canon iP4700 inkjet printer (in color and on cheap paper) and then scanned that color printout back into the system (Canon LiDE 200 set to 600dpi & gray scale). As you can see, the transparent yellow in the original becomes transparent gray, which allows the viewer to still be able to read the text inside the component drawing. I would have used my black & white laser printer for the original except for the fact that my toner cartridge just expired. The result from the laser printer would have been better defined than the black & white copy below. Enjoy...


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