Ever have an STB file you use for your own Drawings in AutoCAD. The STB file of course being a Name Dependent Plot Style Pen Table. This is a great way of plotting using Named Styles to give the various settings to the Plotter based on the Objects the Style is assigned to such as Layers and Property Settings. However there is another type which most likely you have already heard of and this is the CTB or Color Dependent Plot Style Pen Table. . This Table uses Colors to assign the settings to Objects. However in order for a DWG to use one of these files it has to be started as a Color Dependent or a Name Dependent Drawing file. What happens if I use STBs normally but I get a file that uses CTBs. You could use the commandCONVERTPSTYLES and convert the drawing from one to another. However what if you need to use the CTB for more than one time maybe this is someone who you get files from often and you want to be able to reuse this but in STB format. Use the CONVERTCTB command. This will open a dialog box and will allow you to select and convert CTBs to STBs.
How to use OVERTCTB command
1.) Start AutoCAD
2.) Type in the command line CONVERTCTB and select the <Enter>button.
3.) A dialog appears and you browse to the folder where the CTB file in question exists
4.) Select the file and select Open
5.) Another Dialog will appear asking you to save the new STB file. Navigate to where you want the new STB file and select
Now you have an exect copy of the CTB as a STB. These 2 formats qorking in different ways so there will likely be some clean up that will need to be done.
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