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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Changing the Backgroud Color in Autodesk Vault's Preview Window

"It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.”
Henri Matisse

Last week I was installing Autodesk Vault onto a series of computers at a facility, and was asked a question I've never been asked before.

"I don't like the background color.  How can I change it from white to black?"

How do we go from this?

To this?
I was puzzled by this one.  I didn't know off the top of my head.  So I promised to look it up and find an answer.

Once I went home, I fired up my computer and started looking up what I could find. 

I found the answer on the Autodesk Discussion Groups.  It's actually a simple series of steps.

1) Close Autodesk Vault

2) Open Autodesk Design Review, location options, and on the sheet tab, and on the Paper Settings section, choose the color you want.

Choose options
And choose background color

3) Close Design Review, and open Vault.The color will be changed!

One last note.  This setting is unique to each client.  So each user could have their own setting if they'd like!

If you prefer, here's a video on how to perform the above steps. 

Have a suggestion how you approach background color?  Leave a comment!

1 comment:

  1. Hello.

    Thanks. Really useful!

    I was working on a project for a friend and he requested to use this porg background.

    Isn't that funny? :D