Pens allow detail to be drawn not only in different colours but also in varying widths. n4ce supports up to 255 different pens which can be set up by the user. Pen defaults are accessed from the Pens option under any Settings menu.
When making changes to the pen settings it is important to realise the difference between pressing Save and Ok. Simply pressing Ok will ONLY save any new pen settings to the current project. Hitting the Save button first writes the changes to the master defaults as well so that any new project will see the changes too.
Contains a list of all 255 pens, by selecting a pen from this list you are making it current so that its Name, Colour Settings...etc can be altered.
Defines/changes the name of the currently selected pen.
Sets the colour of the pen when viewed graphically in n4ce
Sets the colour of the pen to be used when plotting. This is usually the same as the Display colour, however, when preparing a grey scale plot it is sometimes useful to setup colours manually. For instance, Yellows will usually be plotted as a very faint grey. Using this option it can be made to be drawn darker.
Sets the width of the pen in mm on the finished sheet.
This value sets the default width of lines if they have otherwise been set to 0.
Print in Black and White
Forces all pens to greyscale variants
Display Line Widths on Screen
A global switch to control whether pens are drawn graphically using their widths, rather than just using the windows standard.