Mark Bell wrote:This would be a useful addition. If possible, we'd also like the ability to create transparent fills and fills where we can set the percentage of solid v transparent. The solid colors when printed can (are) mostly too strong on the prints. I prefer to use the map to pen colors with percentage density lowered to improve the presentation of the drawings
Agreed. Since we can now map directly to any color, and I can't imagine anyone is using a plotter/printer that requires using density as a work around anymore. The color itself should be used to set the "brightness" of the color for things like screens and density should become the opacity of the objects.
Mark Bell wrote:but the pen table is limited to pens 9-15 to achieve this which becomes very restrictive.
Same here. We use colors to define print ordering so we can layer entities that may exists on a same layer by their color without having to do the WYSIWYG display order dance of Move to back/front. Bringing knockouts into the mix ate up the last of our spare pens we could map and left us needing more so we could use color to define when an object should display above a knockout. Anywho, without going down a rabbit hole here, we need more pens too
. My old wish for 256 colors with their own settings that don't need to be mapped to a pen seems the way to go to me.