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Negative (inverse) viewing of CAD and PDF files.

A - answer If you want to view your published (CAD and other) documents negatively (white on black) you can use the PDF file and the Replace colors option in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Take your PDF document (or create it from AutoCAD, Inventor or Revit - see the Tip 1370), open it in Adobe Reader, got to Edit > Preferences (Ctrl+K), select the Accessibility pane and check the "Replace document colors" option. Set background and foreground colors, save by OK and print the document.

Please note that this is a viewing option only - such PDF file is still printed/plotted in the original colors (positive). For true inverse plots use WHIP! (DWF) or prepare your CAD drawing on a black background (solid fill, black raster image).

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30.6.2005    51521×  
applies to: AutoCAD · Inventor · Revit ·

See also:
Tip 13977:How to publish a PDF to the same folder as a DWG drawing in AutoCAD?
Tip 13911:How to print all sheets at once from Inventor?
Tip 13778:How to publish several DWG drawings into one multi-page PDF?
Tip 13773:What is the maximum paper size when plotting from AutoCAD?
Tip 13635:How to speed up background publishing in AutoCAD?

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