The colors and fonts in the SOLIDWORKS user interface make SOLIDWORKS more accessible to people with color blindness.

Icons in the active PropertyManager use blue to indicate what you must select on the screen; faces, edges, and so on. Adding blue to the icons provides a sharp contrast in colors so that many SOLIDWORKS users with color blindness can distinguish one icon from another.

The font used in the SOLIDWORKS user interface is chosen for maximum readability. Turn on ClearType®, software technology developed by Microsoft®, to make the text on your screen easier to read.

Turning on ClearType

To turn on ClearType:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization.
  3. Click Display, and on the left, click Adjust ClearType text.
  4. Select Turn on ClearType, click Next, and complete the wizard.
The text on your screen uses the new, easier to read SOLIDWORKS font.