Hi, I am trying to change the background color of my views all at the same time.
How can I do that?
if you want to change viewport Options in existing views you have to use the Workshop Views!
1. change actual Viewport Background Color!
2. select those views you want to change
3. open Workshop Views
4. capture only Viewport item and deactivate others
5. use Update within the Workshop
This will change the Viewport-properties of the selcted Views in the View-Bar
I hope this helps
Thank you John,
I couldn't find the System Option I changed the settings from File>Properties> Default Document Properties.
But it only changes the back ground of the view that I am on not every view.
I might be doing something wrong.
Check if this helps: SolidWorks Composer Tip: Background Control
Thank you Deepak,
I tried it but I couldn't change all the views at the same time and I had to activate every single view and change the style.
The system options screen shot above is for Solidworks not Composer which is why you couldn't find it. I am pretty sure the way you did it is the only way once a view is created. This allows you to have different backgrounds in different views. Would be a nice thing to have if you could update all your views at once for everything but think its limited to actors and collaborations.
Thank you very much Derek,
why not setting the new color as neutral property?
as long as you do not change the background color in the other views they will update automatically.
Edit: Yes you can. Thanks Dirk! Been told for a long time you can't. See below for his answer.
You can't update all views with the background color. Don't know why. Probably in a future update.
If you know what the background color is going to be from the start set it as a neutral property like Dominik suggested. Otherwise set the background color as a neutral property and go into each view and restore and update the view. I know....it stinks.
Thanks Dirk. Been told you couldn't and never "hunted" for it. That worked great.
I also gave up to search for a solution.... but one day I got in touch with the "set neutral property" button and since this date I make use of it quite often.
I agree but then you hand off a video to a client and then they want all the views with a blue back ground instead of white.
to use the neutral propertys is a possible way, but ist very dangerous. It will change independet from the View, if this Property is not being defined in the view. in this case you get Problems later on and you wonder about changes you never defined!
I recommend to use neutral property only by General Settings at the beginning or to set position for an imported tool.
Thank you very much Dirk,
Sorry I just saw your reply today.
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