Evaluating v20 Mechanical- Gray layer 0 and getting vectors with colors on Viewbase generated views
I am evaluating if I want to upgrade from V14 Platinum, to V20 Mechanical. I currently have a few questions.
I notice that anything on layer 0 that is set as color Bylayer, display as a gray. And print preview also shows those objects as gray. I tried searching the help (via F1, which takes you to the online help file web page) I tried "Layer 0 Gray", and even tried both the U.S. and British spellings of gray,grey, but without success. It seems the search is always an "OR" not an "AND" Boolean. Anyway, is there a way to get layer 0 to be black?
The views created by VIEWBASE are vector, so when they are exported to a PDF, the remain vector art. But, it is done so that all the outlines lines in an assembly go to the same layer, and all the hidden lines go to another one,etc. But, my company uses colors extensively to help distinguish parts from each other.
I have tried setting the view ports to have a shade-mode of hidden, which does preserve the color, but the output is now a raster image, and both can reduce the quality of the output dramatically, as well as causing the PDF file size to swell to the point of being impractical if it is a complex drawing with several pages.
Is there any way to get vector output that has color, and has hidden lines not showing?