LPub3D and black & white printing


LPub3D and black & white printing
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I'm trying to create instructions in LPub3D (2.3.3) that will allow colors to be interpreted when output on a black & white (grayscale) printer. Can you offer advice, or does a guide already exist? I'm open to using a program other than LPub3D if it would be better, but I'm on macOS (10.11 El Capitan) so my choices are more limited.

For example, I would like to add the name of a color next to each part — or a color code — so when I'm reading my printed instructions, I can determine the part's color. Even seeing the color info on the BOM would be useful. 

I am able to print color codes next to parts in BrickLink Studio, but I'd like to adopt a tool that works more closely with LDraw.

Kind Regards,
EJ 
"BrickEdge"

   
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RE: LPub3D and black & white printing
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(2019-01-17, 19:48)EJ- Wrote: I'm trying to create instructions in LPub3D (2.3.3) that will allow colors to be interpreted when output on a black & white (grayscale) printer.

You could try making an custom LDConfig.ldr using colors which are easier to separate when printed in grey tone.

Sort of a "color blind friendly palette".
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RE: LPub3D and black & white printing
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(2019-01-22, 22:43)Roland Melkert Wrote:
(2019-01-17, 19:48)EJ- Wrote: I'm trying to create instructions in LPub3D (2.3.3) that will allow colors to be interpreted when output on a black & white (grayscale) printer.

You could try making an custom LDConfig.ldr using colors which are easier to separate when printed in grey tone.

Sort of a "color blind friendly palette".

You could also use custom part title and freeform annotation in the PLI and BOM.
But then you will have to create hardcoded color parts.
Jaco van der Molen
lpub.binarybricks.nl
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RE: LPub3D and black & white printing
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Quote:I'm trying to create instructions in LPub3D (2.3.3) that will allow colors to be interpreted when output on a black & white (grayscale) printer. Can you offer advice, or does a guide already exist? I'm open to using a program other than LPub3D if it would be better, but I'm on macOS (10.11 El Capitan) so my choices are more limited to your homework help.
For example, I would like to add the name of a color next to each part — or a color code — so when I'm reading my printed instructions, I can determine the part's color. Even seeing the color info on the BOM would be useful.
I am able to print color codes next to parts in BrickLink Studio, but I'd like to adopt a tool that works more closely with LDraw.

Kind Regards,
EJ
"BrickEdge"

Hello guys,

I thought I could find the guides how to create hard-coded color parts on EuroBricks forums, but nothing practical there. Any resources here? I've checked some video guides, but I'd like to have just instructions and try something myself.

Thanks
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