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    100% cross hairs, Makes working across large drawings much easier.

    Black Model space and display plot styles, with a white background.

    No confusion as to what I'm looking at.

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    I do set up mine 80%,black background maybe we're getting older so we can pick right(joke)hehehheh!!
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    Well, I always thought that my coworker was the one who set it all up weird- maybe I'm the weird one. I like having a white screen because we plot in color most of the time and it's easier to tell what colors will show up nicely on the white paper- it keeps me from using yellow. The way I have it set up is also the way they had it set up in school, so I used to it being that way.
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    Black background here too, just always did it that way. Makes it easy for me to see the different layers by color, and most of our plots are in B&W only.

    I just tried the crosshair at 100, and almost instantly loved it. I'm keeping it that way. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    I have mine set up like CADgirl's. It seems to work pretty well. I also have 2 sreens so that I can keep all the toolbars separate.

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    Ok, here's an interesting question (to me at least): What type of drafting do you do?
    I wonder if various diciplines have a broad preference?
    Or maybe it's more to do with what you learned on?
    Or weather you plot in color or greyscale?

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    I do residential electrical. But I went to school for mechanical.
    We plot mostly in color here because the electricians like it better. The only time we plot in black and white is when we have to submit plans to the city.
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    I detail structural steel (and miscellaneous):

    * Pickbox = 5
    * Aperture = 10
    * Both model and paper space are black background (easier on the eyes!)
    * Typically use many layers in a variety of colors but always plot to black/white (with varying lineweights and some dithering... for contrasts).

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    My setup has varied for each job, but as a rule I like the crosshairs at 100, probably a throwback from the drawing board where I did my first ever tech drawing - so it's for help in aligning the layout of a drawing

    My modelspace is usually black - or sometimes grey - and in one job a strange shade of lilac, then if I'm not working in paperspace that's white for checking the plots and not getting myself muddled between the two!

    I usually do electrical control drawings, so that's all in paperspace, so that's black. The lines are all either white/black or cyan
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    I prefer the my crosshairs to be 7, close to default n always use black backgrounds cox its much easier on the eyes.
    Just have a play around with the settings n see wat works best for u, everyones different
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