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Background Color

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05-06-2005 06:58 PM
I work with a black background in Autocad. When i change the background
color for revit to black, the drawing aids, like the pencil that shows while
drawing a wall, does not adjust to the black background. The pencil tip
remains black so you can't see all of it. Is there a way to fix this and
does Revit allow other colors like grey for the background?

Mark
*Scott Davis
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Re: Background Color

05-07-2005 03:36 PM in reply to: *m
Revit is really optimized for the white background. As you found out, the
only other choice is black, which doesn't work well. I'd try the
white...you'll find that you will like it. Many AutoCAD converts will try
to switch to black, and then go back to white.

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I work with a black background in Autocad. When i change the background
color for revit to black, the drawing aids, like the pencil that shows while
drawing a wall, does not adjust to the black background. The pencil tip
remains black so you can't see all of it. Is there a way to fix this and
does Revit allow other colors like grey for the background?

Mark
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Revan
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-08-2004
Message 3 of 4 (1,144 Views)

Re: Background Color

05-19-2006 03:00 PM in reply to: *m
I too like working in a black background, it's easier on my eyes. I have my mouse on windows default, so the mouse pointer is whiite, and so the pencil tip is a white grayish color along with the construction lines. I am testing revit version 9. So far so good with the black background. What kills me is, I haven't figured out a way to snap say every 1 inch, I'm sure it's something silly.

For us die hard AutoCAD users the Black backgound is very comforting!
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adafchik
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Registered: ‎11-05-2008
Message 4 of 4 (1,144 Views)

Re: Background Color

10-02-2009 06:37 AM in reply to: *m
It's simply an issue of comfort on the eyes!!! The stark black-on-white, or white-on-black is terrible. The contrast hurts my eyes after an hour of drafting. Is there any way at all to make the background grey? Then I could choose the white lines or black lines at my choice. Revit seems very un-customizable. I know I'm complaining, but I really wish that there were a few more personal preferences I could make in Revit. Everyone is different and users deserve the chance to set their computer screen displays the way that works best for them. Perhaps I'll just adjust my monitor display contract down, down, down.

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