5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2012 2:49 PM by Alin Vargatu

    Free form preview

    jay Nachiappan

      Dear All.


      I start to edit surface with freeform tool , Fist I select the surface ,the selection preview looks in black colour ,suppose it should be yellow if I not mistaken,

      Anywaylet me know how can  change the preview colour, because feel difficult with black.Capture-1.PNGCapture-2.PNG

        • Re: Free form preview
          Kevin De Smet

          It seems to be a hard-coded colour, I think there's a problem with your graphics display. What graphics card does your system contain? If you've got a Quadro or FirePro, you should be able to search the SolidWorks website as there are approved drivers recommended for approved graphics cards.


          If you're on a Geforce or Radeon card, you could simply try installing the latest available drivers for your graphics card and just hope you get lucky.


          It's supposed to be a shade of grey, as shown below.



          • Re: Free form preview
            Alin Vargatu

            Jay, I have the same problem. I will submit an SR to ask about where is this color controlled and let you know what SW says.


            In meantime you can adjust the transparency of that face to lighten up the color.


            freeform 1.jpg

            • Re: Free form preview
              Shon Owl

              It would be not easier to create a necessary surface several splines? Rather than to change a simple surface through freeform

              • Re: Free form preview
                Alin Vargatu

                Sorry for the delay.


                Looks like the issue is caused by selecting one of the Blue, Green or Orange Highlight color schemes in Tools>Options>Colors.


                To show these transparent faces correctly, you can hit the Reset button on that options page and choose just to reset the options on that page only.


                This issue was previously reported as SPR 633551 - Selecting color highlight scheme will change the transparency of solid bodies to black when using the hole wizard or freeform.