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Offline primeval

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Trace, pad and silkscreen colour??
« on: February 20, 2018, 08:41:41 pm »
Hi all -

Complete Altium newbee here with a question (maybe a silly one?).

Why are the traces and pads and silkscreen in my project coloured black and how do I change the colours? (See attached images)  :-//


« Last Edit: February 20, 2018, 08:43:50 pm by primeval »
 

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Re: Trace, pad and silkscreen colour??
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 09:33:19 pm »
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Offline primeval

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Re: Trace, pad and silkscreen colour??
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 09:40:24 pm »
Tried each colour option from that drop down menu with no luck? (see attached)

*Edit - Opened project in Altium 16 and the colours are normal. Still can't work out why Altium 18 displays different?
« Last Edit: February 20, 2018, 10:36:17 pm by primeval »
 

Offline Franck

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Re: Trace, pad and silkscreen colour??
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 12:45:01 am »
Hi primeval,
I see that your window is dark, are you using a black theme?
Could it be linked to your issue?
When you use Altium 16, do you use a black theme too?

Franck.
 

Offline primeval

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Re: Trace, pad and silkscreen colour??
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 01:02:22 am »
Hi Franck,

I have attached an image of the same board loaded in Altium 16. These are the colours I expected to see.

The dark theme is default with Altium 18, I don't think theres an option to change. Still unsure why the board is displayed in different colours, everything just seems darker?
 

Offline Franck

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Re: Trace, pad and silkscreen colour??
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 01:55:56 am »
The dark theme is default with Altium 18, I don't think theres an option to change. Still unsure why the board is displayed in different colours, everything just seems darker?

OK, I didn't know about Altium 18 "charcoal background" (that's the way they call it).

When you are in 3D view, type L and you should get the "View Configuration" panel.
Attached is a picture of my config.
 

Offline primeval

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Re: Trace, pad and silkscreen colour??
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 02:13:17 am »
Thanks for the settings, roughly copied them into the "View Configuration" panel. Results attached, no luck, still very dark.
 

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Re: Trace, pad and silkscreen colour??
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 03:58:57 pm »
Hm, i'm using AD18 at work and i'm not having such problems.
I can only gues possible reasons for it:
- maybe Singlelayermode (Shift+S) is activated ?
- maybe a optical filter is enabled (gets cleared by Shift+C)
- maybe a displaydriver problem
 


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