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Change annotation colors

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Is there a global setting to change the colors of the annotation text & dimensions within a drawing file. I have a drawing that has the colors of all the text & dimensions as black & using a light colored background. Our customer now tells us they need to have a black background & when they open up the drawings & change the background to black, the text is staying black. I'm using NX9

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Re: Change annotation colors

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

You could always simply select all the text and edit the color.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: Change annotation colors

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

But then every NEW annotation they add will still be "black on black"

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steemed than e-diseaseled


Re: Change annotation colors

Changing the preference in drafting will help.

Preference > Drafting > Common > Lettering.

Under Text Parameters, Color and Font can be set as required.

Ganesh Kadole, QA Analyst (PLM), SQS
Testing: NX 10 | NX 11 | TCIN
TC 11.2 | TC Vis 11.3 | AWC 3.2

Re: Change annotation colors

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom
You can also set the customer defaults to the right colors
and then use in the preferences of drafting, inherit from customer default.
so you don't have to set the color every time

Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
cards PLM Solutions

Re: Change annotation colors

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Turning on the "wireframe contrast" option will make the dimensions visible on the black background. The dimensions probably won't be the desired color, but at least they will be visible.

Re: Change annotation colors

Phenom
Phenom

Small Issue, complicated solutions! Really?

Michael Fernando


Die Designer
NX 11.0.2.7 + PDW

Re: Change annotation colors

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Existing Parts and Drawing Templates:

Menu > Preferences > Visualization > Color/Font (tab)
Drawing Part Settings > Monochrome Display: Checked
Background: Black
Foreground: White
Apply

 

Customer Defaults:

Gateway > Visualization > Color Settings (tab) > Drawing Part

Same settings as above.  These are part settings, not session.


Regards, Ben

Re: Change annotation colors

Experimenter
Experimenter

HI. Do you know what it means when dimmensions come up with different colours by default? Im getting green and blue dimms for a reason unknown! 

Re: Change annotation colors

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Do you have a picture of the dimensions.

Did you check your drafting preferences?


Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
cards PLM Solutions