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New Icon Style with Color Options

SOLIDWORKS 2016 provides a new icon style that improves readability and recognition. The icon style includes crisper lines, removes non-essential details, and emphasizes primary elements. The icons scale without loss of clarity on high-resolution and high-density displays.

Most icons are similar to previous icons, and their location on the CommandManager and toolbars has not changed.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 (Default icons)

The new icons are available in two color schemes.

The Default icons use a blue and gray color scheme to provide a cool, crisp look, and to avoid distracting attention from the main design area. The visual styling uses dark gray outlining to define the icon shape and blue to emphasize the primary action or feature.

The Classic icons use colors similar to the icons from earlier versions of SOLIDWORKS.

Action/Feature Default icon Classic icon
Boundary Cut
Extruded Boss/Base
Offset Surface
To select which icon colors to use:
  1. Click Options (Standard toolbar) and click Colors.
  2. For Icon colors, select Default or Classic.
  3. Click OK.

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