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I am trying to print pdf of negative artwok in the altium. I am adding full fill on the board different layer. Then change layer color( make black and white ) through Page Setup>Advanced>Preferences. But I cannot color the holes. Some old altium versions have pad hole color and via hole color but I am using Altium Designer 16, where I am unable to find the options.
Question: how to enable the color options for pad holes in Altium?


I trying to make negative artwork pdf. Here my result. enter image description here

I want to make black holes but it's grey.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Why bother making the gray holes black? They're just going to be drilled out anyway, it doesn't matter if they have copper on them or not. \$\endgroup\$ – DerStrom8 Jan 10 '17 at 13:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DerStrom8 - OP said they're trying to make a PDF, I think this is only about creating a visual... \$\endgroup\$ – Bort Jan 10 '17 at 14:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Bort Ah, I see \$\endgroup\$ – DerStrom8 Jan 10 '17 at 16:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ @DerStrom8 if holes is not black, hole's area will be copper. Its create a problem when try to drill holes. \$\endgroup\$ – MSB Jan 11 '17 at 8:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MSB You mean your drill bit can't even drill through a thin layer of copper? Sounds like you need a better drill bit. Anyway, the negative artwork you are showing won't work for a standard etching process -- The parts you want to KEEP should be black, not white. If you invert the colors then you can always touch it up with a black Sharpie (permanent marker) \$\endgroup\$ – DerStrom8 Jan 11 '17 at 11:11
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I don't really understand what you're trying to do and why you want to change their color, but the settings are right in the View Configurations dialog.

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You can open this dialog by clicking the colored box next to the "LS" button at the bottom left of the PCB editor.

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Easiest way: right click on the corresponding Fabrication Output -> Page Setup -> Color Set -> Mono

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