Default Color to Pen Thickness Scheme
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Architectural Production Software 2005

The following is the color to pen thickness scheme that the sample layer schemes use. If you use the sample layer schemes we have included two files ("Software Standard Pens.ctb" & "Software Standard Pens.pcp") that you may use to help load this color scheme for plotting. They are located in the "...\Software\Support\Samples" folder.

Note: When loading PCP files in to your plot configuration the sheet size and plotter model may change in your plot configuration and you may need to set up your plotter and sheet sizes again once the pen settings are loaded.

The "science" behind the color to pen thickness standard shown here is simple; the brighter or more visible the color on the screen, the darker the line will be on paper. (This color scheme assumes that you are using a black background.) This is not a perfect system but it seems to work well enough. Colors on your screen may vary from what others may see so some imagination may have to be used. The system has been listed below in two formats: Sorted by color and sorted by thickness.

Sorted By Color:

Color Pen Thickness

Color

Pen Thickness Color Pen Thickness Color Pen Thickness
Inches mm Inches mm Inches mm Inches mm
1 0.014 0.350 65 0.007 0.180 129 0.007 0.180 193 0.014 0.350
2 0.020 0.500 66 0.007 0.180 130 0.020 0.500 194 0.007 0.180
3 0.014 0.350 67 0.007 0.180 131 0.020 0.500 195 0.007 0.180
4 0.020 0.500 68 0.007 0.180 132 0.014 0.350 196 0.007 0.180
5 0.014 0.350 69 0.007 0.180 133 0.014 0.350 197 0.007 0.180
6 0.014 0.350 70 0.014 0.350 134 0.007 0.180 198 0.007 0.180
7 0.028 0.700 71 0.014 0.350 135 0.007 0.180 199 0.007 0.180
8 0.010 0.250 72 0.014 0.350 136 0.007 0.180 200 0.014 0.350
9 0.014 0.350 73 0.014 0.350 137 0.007 0.180 201 0.014 0.350
10 0.014 0.350 74 0.007 0.180 138 0.007 0.180 202 0.007 0.180
11 0.014 0.350 75 0.010 0.250 139 0.007 0.180 203 0.014 0.350
12 0.010 0.250 76 0.007 0.180 140 0.014 0.350 204 0.007 0.180
13 0.007 0.180 77 0.007 0.180 141 0.020 0.500 205 0.007 0.180
14 0.007 0.180 78 0.007 0.180 142 0.014 0.350 206 0.007 0.180
15 0.007 0.180 79 0.007 0.180 143 0.014 0.350 207 0.007 0.180
16 0.007 0.180 80 0.014 0.350 144 0.007 0.180 208 0.007 0.180
17 0.007 0.180 81 0.014 0.350 145 0.014 0.350 209 0.007 0.180
18 0.007 0.180 82 0.014 0.350 146 0.007 0.180 210 0.014 0.350
19 0.007 0.180 83 0.014 0.350 147 0.007 0.180 211 0.014 0.350
20 0.014 0.350 84 0.007 0.180 148 0.007 0.180 212 0.014 0.350
21 0.014 0.350 85 0.007 0.180 149 0.007 0.180 213 0.010 0.250
22 0.014 0.350 86 0.007 0.180 150 0.014 0.350 214 0.007 0.180
23 0.014 0.350 87 0.007 0.180 151 0.014 0.350 215 0.007 0.180
24 0.007 0.180 88 0.007 0.180 152 0.014 0.350 216 20% 0.010 0.250
25 0.007 0.180 89 0.007 0.180 153 0.014 0.350 217 30% 0.010 0.250
26 0.007 0.180 90 0.010 0.250 154 0.007 0.180 218 0.007 0.180
27 0.007 0.180 91 0.014 0.350 155 0.007 0.180 219 0.007 0.180
28 0.007 0.180 92 0.014 0.350 156 0.007 0.180 220 0.014 0.350
29 0.007 0.180 93 0.014 0.350 157 0.007 0.180 221 0.014 0.350
30 0.014 0.350 94 0.007 0.180 158 0.007 0.180 222 0.007 0.180
31 0.014 0.350 95 0.007 0.180 159 0.007 0.180 223 0.007 0.180
32 0.014 0.350 96 0.007 0.180 160 0.014 0.350 224 0.007 0.180
33 0.014 0.350 97 0.007 0.180 161 0.014 0.350 225 0.007 0.180
34 0.007 0.180 98 0.007 0.180 162 0.007 0.180 226 40% 0.010 0.250
35 0.007 0.180 99 0.007 0.180 163 0.014 0.350 227 50% 0.010 0.250
36 0.007 0.180 100 0.014 0.350 164 0.007 0.180 228 0.007 0.180
37 0.007 0.180 101 0.014 0.350 165 0.007 0.180 229 0.007 0.180
38 0.007 0.180 102 0.014 0.350 166 0.007 0.180 230 0.014 0.350
39 0.007 0.180 103 0.014 0.350 167 0.007 0.180 231 0.014 0.350
40 0.014 0.350 104 0.007 0.180 168 0.007 0.180 232 0.014 0.350
41 0.014 0.350 105 0.007 0.180 169 0.007 0.180 233 0.014 0.350
42 0.010 0.250 106 0.007 0.180 170 0.014 0.350 234 0.007 0.180
43 0.014 0.350 107 0.007 0.180 171 0.014 0.350 235 0.007 0.180
44 0.007 0.180 108 0.007 0.180 172 0.007 0.180 236 60% 0.010 0.250
45 0.007 0.180 109 0.007 0.180 173 0.007 0.180 237 70% 0.010 0.250
46 0.007 0.180 110 0.014 0.350 174 0.007 0.180 238 0.007 0.180
47 0.007 0.180 111 0.014 0.350 175 0.007 0.180 239 0.007 0.180
48 0.007 0.180 112 0.014 0.350 176 0.007 0.180 240 0.014 0.350
49 0.007 0.180 113 0.014 0.350 177 0.007 0.180 241 0.014 0.350
50 0.020 0.500 114 0.007 0.180 178 0.007 0.180 242 0.014 0.350
51 0.020 0.500 115 0.007 0.180 179 0.007 0.180 243 0.014 0.350
52 0.014 0.350 116 0.007 0.180 180 0.014 0.350 244 0.007 0.180
53 0.014 0.350 117 0.007 0.180 181 0.014 0.350 245 0.007 0.180
54 0.007 0.180 118 0.007 0.180 182 0.014 0.350 246 80% 0.010 0.250
55 0.007 0.180 119 0.007 0.180 183 0.014 0.350 247 90% 0.010 0.250
56 0.007 0.180 120 0.020 0.500 184 0.007 0.180 248 0.007 0.180
57 0.007 0.180 121 0.014 0.350 185 0.007 0.180 249 0.007 0.180
58 0.007 0.180 122 0.014 0.350 186 0.007 0.180 250 0.028 0.700
59 0.007 0.180 123 0.014 0.350 187 0.007 0.180 251 0.007 0.180
60 0.014 0.350 124 0.007 0.180 188 0.007 0.180 252 0.007 0.180
61 0.014 0.350 125 30% 0.010 0.250 189 0.007 0.180 253 0.014 0.350
62 0.014 0.350 126 0.007 0.180 190 0.010 0.250 254 0.028 0.700
63 0.014 0.350 127 0.007 0.180 191 0.014 0.350 255 0.028 0.700
64 0.007 0.180 128 0.007 0.180 192 0.007 0.180

Sorted By Thickness:

0.007in 0.18mm 0.01in 0.25mm 0.014in 0.35mm 0.02in 0.5mm 0.028in 0.7mm

Shade %

13 8 1 2 7 125 30%
14 12 3 4 250 216 20%
15 42 5 50 254 217 30%
16 75 6 51 255 226 40%
17 90 9 120 227 50%
18 190 10 130 236 60%
19 213 11 131 237 70%
24 20 141 246 80%
25 21 247 90%
26 22
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28 30
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36 40
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39 52
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45 60
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