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Printing in plain black without colours (by Paul Evans)
By default, "Export 2D View" to PDF will create a PDF showing lines and markings all the usual colours. If I print this on a plain black-and-white laser printer, this results in lots of half-toning, which creates a very poor resolution version of the position of those lines. The reason I'm printing it to paper is that I want to use the paper directly as a manual drilling template on a press drill, rather than outputting to some form of automated CNC tooling.

If I manually edit all the styles to make them pure black (0.0, 0.0, 0.0) then the output is plain black and retains full resolution. Alternatively, I can import this PDF into InkScape and change all the objects' "stoke paint" to plain black and print that.

While either of these workflows do work, I feel it would be that little bit nicer and smoother a workflow, if SolverSpace offered that option directly.
Sun Jul 16 2017, 11:43:12
(no subject) (by J Jackson)
You can setup the coloring better to suit your needs.
In solvespace, go to Home, Line styles. Near bottom right

Try making your background white. Then change the line styles to meet the black/white or gray scale of your printer.
I know the pink and green don't show up well in gray scale.

See attached for example

If you don't like the colors after you made changes you can set back to default.

Also take a look under Home, Configuration
A few export options there.

Hope that helps a little.
Fri Jul 21 2017, 01:01:56, download attachment color-sample.png
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