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#69822 by lswatts
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:55 pm
The way my version (15) interface is setup is with a black background. Can anyone suggest how to set up a color scheme that works with a white background which I find is much
easier to look at?

Are there different color sets I could preview quickly?

Also with on screen line work that resembles the final plotted out come?

Thanks

Larry
#69823 by Neil Blanchard
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:09 am
Larry,

You are talking about the drawing area line and entity colors, right?

If you click on the current color square in the Status Area, you can edit the problematic colors as you need for your monitor and video card. I have used a white background a fair bit, and I will copy and past my RGB file here for your to try:

Code: Select all   0   0   0 Black
255 255 255 White-Black
255   0   0 Red
  0 117   0 Green
  0   0 255 Blue
  0 170 170 Cyan
170   0 170 Magenta
183  85   0 Brown
176 176 176 Lt Grey
125 125 125 Dk Grey
255 143 163 Lt Red
125 255 131 Lt Green
131 168 255 Lt Blue
 85 255 255 Lt Cyan
255  85 255 Lt Mgta
228 197   0 Yellow
 15  15  15 Color_16
 32  32  32 Color_17
 49  49  49 Color_18
 66  66  66 Color_19
 84  84  84 Color_20
101 101 101 Color_21
118 118 118 Color_22
135 135 135 Color_23
152 152 152 Color_24
169 169 169 Color_25
186 186 186 Color_26
204 204 204 Color_27
221 221 221 Color_28
238 238 238 Color_29
255 255 255 Color_30
 15   0   0 Color_31
 32   0   0 Color_32
 49   0   0 Color_33
 66   0   0 Color_34
 84   0   0 Color_35
101   0   0 Color_36
118   0   0 Color_37
135   0   0 Color_38
152   0   0 Color_39
169   0   0 Color_40
186   0   0 Color_41
204   0   0 Color_42
221   0   0 Color_43
238   0   0 Color_44
255   0   0 Color_45
  0  15   0 Color_46
  0  32   0 Color_47
  0  49   0 Color_48
  0  66   0 Color_49
  0  84   0 Color_50
  0 101   0 Color_51
  0 118   0 Color_52
  0 135   0 Color_53
  0 152   0 Color_54
  0 169   0 Color_55
  0 186   0 Color_56
  0 204   0 Color_57
  0 221   0 Color_58
  0 238   0 Color_59
  0 255   0 Color_60
  0   0  15 Color_61
  0   0  32 Color_62
  0   0  49 Color_63
  0   0  66 Color_64
  0   0  84 Color_65
  0   0 101 Color_66
  0   0 118 Color_67
  0   0 135 Color_68
  0   0 152 Color_69
  0   0 169 Color_70
  0   0 186 Color_71
  0   0 204 Color_72
  0   0 221 Color_73
  0   0 238 Color_74
  0   0 255 Color_75
  0  10  10 Color_76
  0  21  21 Color_77
  0  33  33 Color_78
  0  44  44 Color_79
  0  56  56 Color_80
  0  67  67 Color_81
  0  79  79 Color_82
  0  90  90 Color_83
  0 101 101 Color_84
  0 112 112 Color_85
  0 124 124 Color_86
  0 136 136 Color_87
  0 147 147 Color_88
  0 158 158 Color_89
  0 170 170 Color_90
 10   0  10 Color_91
 21   0  21 Color_92
 33   0  33 Color_93
 44   0  44 Color_94
 56   0  56 Color_95
 67   0  67 Color_96
 79   0  79 Color_97
 90   0  90 Color_98
101   0 101 Color_99
112   0 112 Color_100
124   0 124 Color_101
136   0 136 Color_102
147   0 147 Color_103
158   0 158 Color_104
170   0 170 Color_105
 15   7   0 Color_106
 32  15   0 Color_107
 48  23   0 Color_108
 65  31   0 Color_109
 83  39   0 Color_110
 99  47   0 Color_111
116  55   0 Color_112
132  63   0 Color_113
149  71   0 Color_114
166  79   0 Color_115
182  87   0 Color_116
200  96   0 Color_117
216 104   0 Color_118
233 112   0 Color_119
250 120   0 Color_120
 10  10  10 Color_121
 21  21  21 Color_122
 33  33  33 Color_123
 44  44  44 Color_124
 56  56  56 Color_125
 67  67  67 Color_126
 79  79  79 Color_127
 90  90  90 Color_128
101 101 101 Color_129
112 112 112 Color_130
124 124 124 Color_131
136 136 136 Color_132
147 147 147 Color_133
158 158 158 Color_134
170 170 170 Color_135
  5   5   5 Color_136
 10  10  10 Color_137
 16  16  16 Color_138
 22  22  22 Color_139
 28  28  28 Color_140
 33  33  33 Color_141
 39  39  39 Color_142
 45  45  45 Color_143
 50  50  50 Color_144
 56  56  56 Color_145
 62  62  62 Color_146
 68  68  68 Color_147
 73  73  73 Color_148
 79  79  79 Color_149
 85  85  85 Color_150
 15   5   5 Color_151
 32  10  10 Color_152
 49  16  16 Color_153
 66  22  22 Color_154
 84  28  28 Color_155
101  33  33 Color_156
118  39  39 Color_157
135  45  45 Color_158
152  50  50 Color_159
169  56  56 Color_160
186  62  62 Color_161
204  68  68 Color_162
221  73  73 Color_163
238  79  79 Color_164
255  85  85 Color_165
  5  15   5 Color_166
 10  32  10 Color_167
 16  49  16 Color_168
 22  66  22 Color_169
 28  84  28 Color_170
 33 101  33 Color_171
 39 118  39 Color_172
 45 135  45 Color_173
 50 152  50 Color_174
 56 169  56 Color_175
 62 186  62 Color_176
 68 204  68 Color_177
 73 221  73 Color_178
 79 238  79 Color_179
 85 255  85 Color_180
  5   5  15 Color_181
 10  10  32 Color_182
 16  16  49 Color_183
 22  22  66 Color_184
 28  28  84 Color_185
 33  33 101 Color_186
 39  39 118 Color_187
 45  45 135 Color_188
 50  50 152 Color_189
 56  56 169 Color_190
 62  62 186 Color_191
 68  68 204 Color_192
 73  73 221 Color_193
 79  79 238 Color_194
 85  85 255 Color_195
  5  15  15 Color_196
 10  32  32 Color_197
 16  49  49 Color_198
 22  66  66 Color_199
 28  84  84 Color_200
 33 101 101 Color_201
 39 118 118 Color_202
 45 135 135 Color_203
 50 152 152 Color_204
 56 169 169 Color_205
 62 186 186 Color_206
 68 204 204 Color_207
 73 221 221 Color_208
 79 238 238 Color_209
 85 255 255 Color_210
 15   5  15 Color_211
 32  10  32 Color_212
 49  16  49 Color_213
 66  22  66 Color_214
 84  28  84 Color_215
101  33 101 Color_216
118  39 118 Color_217
135  45 135 Color_218
152  50 152 Color_219
169  56 169 Color_220
186  62 186 Color_221
204  68 204 Color_222
221  73 221 Color_223
238  79 238 Color_224
255  85 255 Color_225
 15  15   5 Color_226
 32  32  10 Color_227
 49  49  16 Color_228
 66  66  22 Color_229
 84  84  28 Color_230
101 101  33 Color_231
118 118  39 Color_232
135 135  45 Color_233
152 152  50 Color_234
169 169  56 Color_235
186 186  62 Color_236
204 204  68 Color_237
221 221  73 Color_238
238 238  79 Color_239
255 255  85 Color_240
105 110 101 Color_241
 67 108 105 Color_242
 67 117  98 Color_243
 67 110 118 Color_244
120  84 115 Color_245
 80 114 105 Color_246
 68 105 118 Color_247
 83  99 110 Color_248
 68 105 118 Color_249
 84 101 115 Color_250
 32  50  32 Color_251
 84 111 112 Color_252
 97 108 102 Color_253
 66 111 116 Color_254
 97 108 102 Color_255


Save your Default.RGB file as another name, and then copy and paste this into your Default.RGB, and take a look. I "fixed" the greens, the yellow for the white background, the grays, light red - basically all the colors needed tweaking for white background. I also think they work better for a black background.
#69832 by joshhuggins
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:26 pm
lswatts wrote:If you have ever seen the Chief Architect software, that is the look I'd like to achieve.

Everything but the grid should be possible with what you showed there. I don't use the dot grids we have now, but if I did I think I would prefer an actual light color grid vs. the dots. Maybe that is something that could be added?
#69833 by MtnArch
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:06 pm
You could play with the spacing of the dots - at some point as you zoom in/out they'll disappear but set the other set to take over.
#69837 by Mark F. Madura
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:57 am
You can create a display grid by setting the Grid 2 Marker Size to a large value like 120 pixels.

Utility --> [S1] Grids --> [F7] Grid Color --> [F2] Set Grid 2 --> [S8] Marker Size
#69845 by joshhuggins
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:39 pm
Mark F. Madura wrote:You can create a display grid by setting the Grid 2 Marker Size to a large value like 120 pixels.

Utility --> [S1] Grids --> [F7] Grid Color --> [F2] Set Grid 2 --> [S8] Marker Size
Cool! Maybe Dave could add in a Custom button so we could apply a custom color instead of one of the primary 15 so it can be a color that can be muted and not blend in with the drawings working colors.
#69846 by Paul Nida
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:21 pm
Mark F. Madura wrote:You can create a display grid by setting the Grid 2 Marker Size to a large value like 120 pixels.

Utility --> [S1] Grids --> [F7] Grid Color --> [F2] Set Grid 2 --> [S8] Marker Size


I have asked this before but this seems like a good spot to ask again. Would it be possible to allow us to use a custom color for the grid markers instead of being limited to the basic 15 colors? Or if there is a way of doing this now could someone please tell me how to do it, because when I try the only options I get are the 15 base colors.

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