In a drawing I toggled the "Color Display Mode" and realized that new dimensions were being created white. i checked these with line color and they weren't default. Is there a setting or some other way to make a created dimension "black"?
I have seen it a few times if you change a line color and then go right to the dimension icon, it would remember the line color and that is the color of your dimension.
Didn't notice it with 2015 SP 2.1
What year release are you using
not sure i follow your answer... are you saying to select a white dim, change it to default and then add a new dim?
2015 SP 2.0
I've never figured out what that button is good for, but please see #9 here: Frequently Asked Forum Questions for an explanation of the hierarchy of annotation settings, then come back here if you have more questions. (That answer addresses a different question, but the explanation applies to your situation.)
I set all the dimesions to a layer and made sure that layer was black. New dims still come in white (unless I follow Mike Pogue's answer)
Jason Shuey wrote: I set all the dimesions to a layer and made sure that layer was black. New dims still come in white (unless I follow Mike Pogue's answer)
Jason Shuey wrote:
Mike is right. Anything not set to Default on the Line Format tool bar will over-ride Layer or Document Property settings.
i just don't understand where the non-default setting is coming from to overide the layer or document props. is there a way to force the next object created to be default when the drawing is opened?
I'm not real sure how Layer settings are saved. I know that a while ago I had created a couple of new Layers for one project, and then no matter how often I'd delete them they'd keep coming back. I finally realized that I had saved a sheet format with these extra layers, so whenever I'd add a drawing sheet with that format the Layers would come back. I opened each sheet format, deleted the extra layers, and saved the sheet format. That finally took care of the problem. However, I think the active Layer is saved in the drawing template, not the sheet format, so if your active Layer is set to -Per Standard when saving the drawing template then that should be active when new drawings are started.
The Line Format toolbar settings seem to be system specific, so if the "Color Display Mode" button is toggled in one document, it will still be toggled when opening another one on the same computer.
I hope this makes sense, and helps some.
it does and thank you. I just updated our drawing templates.
I noticed a couple of white points on one of them that may explain where the color white came from in the first place.
(the boss has a white background and didn't want thos points to show on his screen)
I'm glad I could help. By the way, if your boss is the kind that will listen to suggestions, instead of making that kind of stuff white he could move it into a Layer that's turned off. I have a Layer that stays turned off for things that I want to hide but not delete. It's a sickly neon green color, so if it gets turned on it shows up easily.
To set the color of the next thing you do, make sure everything is deselected, then set the line color to default.
Change the color in layer.
that works. i'm not sure were the selection of the color white came from in the first place though.
Thanks for your help
The templates at my last company were created by a colorblind Australian. Every dimension at the company for about 5 years before I got there was coming in pink, and nobody could figure out why. They had gotten tired of continuously changing them and just had a whole vault full of pink drawings.
did you change you templates at least?
Oh yeah. I bring in my templates every time I change jobs. My templates are great. I've started stipulating that during job interviews.
Q: "Do you have anymore questions"
A: "Yes, your company templates are unacceptable. I'm going to replace them with mine."
Q: "You haven't seen our templates."
A: "Trust me. They suck."
i love it. thanks for your help.
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