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How to set plot transparency for all layouts in a DWG?

A - answer If you need to set the plot transparency option in the PLOT command for all layouts in your drawing, or even inclusive the Model, you can use the following simple LISP utility by CAD Studio.

Save the code to the AllLOT.LSP file (or download this LSP file from Download), load it into AutoCAD with APPLOAD and type the command AllLOT. You can change the code from "enable" to "disable" transparency in one go (1/0).

; Set Plot Transparency ON/off (CAD Studio, 2017 -


(defun c:AllLOT (/ aDoc Layouts itm)

(defun LayoutTransparency (layout OnOff / xType xData)
  (setq xData (vlax-make-safearray vlax-vbVariant '(0 . 1)))
  (setq xType (vlax-make-safearray vlax-vbInteger '(0 . 1)))
  (vlax-safearray-fill xData (list (vlax-make-variant "PLOTTRANSPARENCY")(vlax-make-variant OnOff)))
  (vlax-safearray-fill xType (list 1001 1071))
  (vla-setXdata layout xType xData)
  (entmod (entget (vlax-vla-object->ename layout) '("*")))

  (setq	aDoc (vla-get-activedocument (vlax-get-acad-object))
		Layouts (vla-get-layouts aDoc)
; or:
;		  (append '("Model") (layoutlist)) ; incl. Model
    (LayoutTransparency (vla-item Layouts itm) 1) ;       1=ON 0=off

You can also temporarily override the plot/print transparency by setting the variable PLOTTRANSPARENCYOVERRIDE.

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See also:
Tip 8847:Xref objects are displayed in a different color.
Tip 8727:Transparent 3D views in Revit.
Tip 7570:Print XREF entities faded.
Tip 7193:How to create DWG layers from a list in CSV/Excel? (and modify layer properties in Excel)

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