I'll second that suggestion. I've played around with scene and backrgound colors (Then adjusting line colors to contrast properly) trying to make a color scheme that will work. Working with a medium gray background right now, and it's OK. Black (or blackish) backgrounds do disappear some items i can't seem to control, like the in-command feature tree text (when it is overlaid over the viewport). A "Dark" mode from SW would be greatly appreciated.
i have use drak mode in solid works help me ??
i can find this file (((C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\SWGrey.cjstyles))
this file use for skin color in solidworks but i can not chenge it .
do you now i can chenge it ??
You can open SWGrey.cjstyles with 7 zip.
Backup the files whenever you want to make any changes.
I agree with Ali and Koko that a dark shell is much better and causes less fatigue.
All major competitors of Solidworks have that option.
many years ago there were some brilliant people at Solidworks who
knew about user preferences:
In SW2005 you could use about 10 different UI colors and there even was
a setting "default" which would comply to the Windows standard background.
Unfortunately there is bad news for the future, the color is as white
as possible... and no user settings sofar. So it could get even worse.
But that is not a real surprise considering the trend with UI ergonomics.
So the trend of bad ergonomics in the UI of solidworks is not halted.
Solidworks is not Windows compliant as the UI colors do not default
to the windows background color. In SW2005 it was Windows compliant.
Here some more info
A white PWM background causes:
-Neurological problems, including epileptic seizure
-Headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, eyestrain
-Apparent slowing or stopping of motion
-Reduced visual task performance
Less white means less problems and a black background means no problem at all.
I find that I have big problems with white and dark grey is no problem at all.
Even if you don't have a PWM screen a white UI is still causing problems for
a considerable amount of users. Many people even do not know that they are
less fatigue at the end of the day when they use a grey background.
I have experienced many problems in the UI which never were a problem 10 years ago.
There were and are still major problems with high resolution screens that did not
exist in SW2005. There are no corrupt font problems in SW2005 on high resolution screens.
These problems were introduced about 3 years ago and are not fixed.
Did you know in SW2005 it was much easier and faster to draw a horizontal or vertical line?
It now needs much more precise mousemovement to automatically have the hor/ver
relations set, especially on modern high resolution screens.
From time to time it is just fun to use SW2005 because of the good ergonomics. SW2005
did have about 2 times less mouse milage because you did not have to move to the left side
of the trees/property manager for many common things.
There were these good old pop up menus for almost everything. If you used some
shortkeys and macros you could save about 2 times of the mousemovements you
need in the newer releases of SW.
It was never a bad idea to make everybody happy, like it was with UI colors in SW2005.
But now we have "3D experience" so that will help us to feel fine about the UI again...
Yes, the "Interface Brightness" or "Background" drop-down at the top of the System Options > Colors menu is what y'all want-- the border color of the UI (see Gregg's image above).
The "Viewport Background" is the part/assembly manipulation window-- some dark color, and select "Plain" under "Background Appearance" (or "Gradient").