The surface color in femap changed at some piont in time. All the surfaces are the same as the background color. If the background color is changed the surface color changes. If the background color is a blend the surface color is one about half way between the two.
File, Preferences, Color, reset doesn't change it. F6, surface, Color Mode doesn't change it. Although when changing via F6 an outline edge line changes color or somewhat....looks like a graphic overlay of two colors. The one set by F6 and the background color.
Two things prior to this happening. First a system crash out of Femap, was working ok after this though, but only for a short time. A Femap neutral file was imported (another subassembly). Seems like this is what did it. But oddly early files look ok, more recent model files are the same odd surface color. Doesn't seem to relate to file size, but maybe file date? Model file is 224Mb.
Any suggestions? Anyone seen this before?
As the last resource (if you are not able to identify the problem) you can reset the FEMAP GUI: in the MS-DOS command prompt write REGEDIT and navigate to the ..\SOFTWARE key and delete the FEMAPxxx input (make a copy first!!)