Show only hard elements

There are occasions where there is a need to show just the construction element in a design, but still leave some idea of the planting. If planting symbols are placed on a layer with a gray scale colour associated with it, then when the drawing is printed, the planting symbols with be 'ghosted out' as shown in the figure below. Clearly, the construction elements dominate.

Hardscape only

Using this approach also offers a great way to hand render a design. The figure below shows the same drawing with 'force all colours to black turned on at print time. Now the planting is visible and can be hand rendered as required.



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