What does the "Color depth" and "Level of detail" options do in the Technical Illustration Workshop?
SOLIDWORKS Composer help:
"Specifies the maximum number of colors, including black and white. Specify a value between 1 and 64. For example, specify 5 for black, white, and 3 additional colors. Note: Color palette calculation is complex and depends on a number of factors. For example, you might get very different results depending on whether Light is selected."
LEVEL OF DETAIL
"Specifies the maximum tolerance between a curve and its approximated line. If this option is unavailable, ensure that HardwareSupport.Advanced (Application Preferences - Advanced Settings) is selected. If the option is still unavailable, your video card likely does not support this feature. Note: If you find that when using the maximum level of detail, the vector output is not precise enough, you can try to specify a value above 100 for the DetailLevel option, in Application Preferences > Advanced Settings category."
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One more info, (not copy of helpfile):
Both options correspond with "Color regions" in the main menu.
If you use the Rendering stile smooth (with or without contour) you get a shaded geometry.
No vector grafik is able to create a export like a picture. JPG=picure creates pixel, but SVG creates a description of colored plane.
To get something like a shaded Picture, Composer has to create a lot of different planes, to get a Picture similar to a shaded Picture.
Color depth is a property to calculate more or less planes to get better output for colored regions. 64 as a max. value calculate more planes as 32 but Needs also more time to calculate!
Level of Detail will help to create smoother intersections lines between the color planes to get a better effect of shading. The higher this option the more precise effect but more calculate-time you Need.
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