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Changing Gradient background colors in assembly

Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter
Siemens Experimenter


How can I change my Gradient background colors in assembly?


Go to View -> Styles -> 3D View Styles -> Default -> Modify -> Background -> select 2 new colors -> Apply -> OK.

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Gradient backgrounds for eg. "Top-Sky Blue (152 220 255) => Bottom-White (255 255 255)" are 'biologically' correct since they resemble the horizon.

It seems to calm down the brain somehow.




In SE ST 6, pick View > Style > View Overrides > Background

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Further: ...if you want your [whatever it is] new color sceme to be like this on all NEW files [not just assembly]....remember to make this change to the system template file, close & save changes.

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Gears Esteemed Contributor

Too bad this can't be applied as a global setting so that all opened files can get the gradient background...

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I could not agree more Grundey. Settings like background should capable of being set up on each workstation and avoid the need to edit each file. Then each user can have what they like to look at.


Grundey, you can change the background for all new files as mentioned by Sean Creswell above.

  1. Start Solid Edge and click to open an existing file.
  2. Navigate to the location of your default templates. I use GB Metric and my template files were located here: C:\Program Files\Silent Solid EdgeST8\Template\GB Metric
  3. Open the default template for the file type you want to change, e.g. PAR.
  4. Change the background colours then save the file.  
  5. Repeat for any other template types you want to change.

If you now create a new file that uses one of the modified templates you will have the new background colours.


It has never made sense to me that background color is a part file setting rather than a program setting. It's a user preference like anything else (typically) and should be independent of the individual files. I imagine this would also lighten the file size slightly.


I can't tell you how tired I am of opening grey steel parts on a grey background (I don't know who in "megacorp x" is responsible for the templates, but they need a paddlin').


Why does no CAD program do this?