Set the colors in the user interface: backgrounds, drawing paper, sketch
status, dimensions, annotations, etc.
on the capabilities of your graphics card, you can apply lighting, shadows,
reflections, etc. to models in the graphics area. The
system colors you select interact with these tools.
Click Options (Standard toolbar)
or Tools, Options.
from the options described below, then click OK.
Click Reset to restore
factory defaults for all system options or only for options on this page.
Current color scheme
The list box provides a quick way to apply color schemes.
The list of background schemes is derived
from image files that have been saved
Color scheme settings
Select an item in the list to display its color. Click Edit
to change the color.
Default appearance. Name of
current default appearance. Links to help about the default appearance.
Default scene. Name of
current default scene. Links to help about the default scene.
Background appearance. Select
We recommend that you set a scene
for your model and then select this option. SolidWorks provides scenes
with backgrounds ranging from plain white to factory interiors. With RealView
enabled, the SolidWorks scenes provide lighting and background reflections.
You can set a default scene that appears with every new model by right-clicking
a scene in the Task Pane and selecting Set
as default scene.
The color scheme selected for the Viewport
Background is used as the background color.
The color scheme selected for the Top
Gradient Color and Bottom Gradient
Color is used as the background color.
file. Various background files are provided with the application.
Those that are saved as schemes correspond to
the color schemes listed in Current color
scheme. Browse to select a system file or any other image file.
Specifying an Image
file takes precedence over schemes in the Current
color scheme list.
Save As Scheme. Saves the set
of colors you defined. After you save a color scheme, you can select it
from Current color scheme.
Use specified color for drawings paper
color. Applies the colors selected for Drawings,
Paper Color, Drawings, Visible
Model Edges, and Drawings,
Hidden Model Edges, to drawing sheets.
Use specified color for Shaded With
Edges mode. Applies the specified color to model edges when the
model is in Shaded With Edges
mode. Specify a color for Edges
in Shaded With Edges Mode under Color
scheme settings. When cleared, the edges are the same color as
the model, but slightly darker.
Use specified colors when editing parts
in assemblies. Applies the specified colors to the faces, features,
and bodies of parts in assemblies. When cleared, the specified colors
apply to the part names in the FeatureManager design tree. Specify colors
for Assembly, Edit Part, Assembly, Non-Edit Parts, and Assembly, Hidden Lines of Edit Part
under Color scheme settings.
Go To Document
Colors. If a part or assembly is open when you set system color
options, you can go to the Model Display
options on the Document Properties
tab to set the feature colors for models.