Pro/rNGINEER Wildfire Tips & Tutorial (Pro/E Wildfire 4.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 2.0 and 2001)

TIPS: Plotting - line weight in Pro/E

TIPS: How can I control the printing line thickness in Pro/E?

Version: Pro/E 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0

Pro/ENGINEER detailing uses colors to differentiate types of entity on your display. For example, white color for geometry, grey for hidden, yellow for dimension and notes, and so on.

The figure shown below is the default Pro|ENGINEER detailing colors scheme:

pro/engineer drawing system color

When you print the drawing with a grayscale printer / plotter, the system will automatically map the colors with the pen allocated. There are 8 pens allocated in Pro|ENGINEER. You can customize the pen weight thru the configuration command. The weight is a range from 1 (thinnest) to 16 (thickest).


Below are the Pen Numbers and System Colors mapping:

Pen 1
Geometry (white)
Curve (dark blue)
Manufacturing Volume (purple)
Quilt (magenta)
Datum (brown)

Pen 2
Letter (yellow)
Dimension lines (yellow)
All other annotation in yellow. (Leaders, Axes, Centerlines, Notes, and Cross-hatching)

Pen 3
Hidden Line (gray)

Pen 4
Highlight-Primary (dark red)

Pen 5
Sheet Metal (dark green)

Pen 6
Sketched Curve (blue)

Pen 7
Highlight- Secondary (dark gray)

Pen 8
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