AutoCAD P&ID General Discussion

AutoCAD P&ID General Discussion

Reply
Valued Contributor
phillcooper
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎11-18-2009
Message 1 of 4 (747 Views)

change colour of symbol in tool pallette

747 Views, 3 Replies
07-01-2010 02:34 AM

i have created some symbols, the layer they are on is green, is there a way of changing the colour they display as in the tool pallet without changing the colour of the block or layer?

Product Support
jason.drew
Posts: 323
Registered: ‎06-17-2010
Message 2 of 4 (717 Views)

Re: change colour of symbol in tool pallette

07-08-2010 12:33 PM in reply to: phillcooper

I think it only reads off the colors embedded in the block. You might post on the genral Autodesk message board. There might be an AutoCAD guru who knows how to change the colors on tool palette images.



Jason Drew
Premium Support Specialist
Product Support
Autodesk, Inc.





If my post answers your question, please click the "Accept as Solution" button. This helps everyone find answers more quickly.
Active Contributor
BrianLund
Posts: 40
Registered: ‎07-20-2010
Message 3 of 4 (679 Views)

Re: change colour of symbol in tool pallette

07-23-2010 02:03 PM in reply to: phillcooper

I finally figured this one out. You need to make a .PNG image of what you want it to look like in the tool palette. For instance I was trying to put in new line types and I wanted them to be the right color. Using MS Paint I created a .PNG image with a big fat line of the right color right thru the middle. I also colored the background close to what the tool pallette background looks like. Save it as a .PNG to the Image directory buried under the support directory under USERS on the root.

 

Go into a P&ID drawing and select the right pallette. Right click on the line image and select PROPERTIES. Right click on the image on the left side and do SELECT IMAGE. then select the .PNG you just made, click OK and it should change the image in the Pallette.

 

It's a pain in the you know where but it works.

 

Brian

Brian Lund
GEA Process Engineering, Inc.
Columbia, MD
brian.lund@geagroup.com
Distinguished Contributor
phil.cooper
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎11-29-2012
Message 4 of 4 (272 Views)

Re: change colour of symbol in tool pallette

12-03-2012 07:05 AM in reply to: BrianLund

does anyone know if this is now possible without having to do the above?

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

New AutoCAD P&ID Category!

The AutoCAD P&ID forum has moved into it's very own category page, and can no longer be found within the Additional Product Forums.