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Change Your AutoCAD Background Color: Tuesday Tips

Leah E. Friedman
May 15, 2018

Basic black! It’s hip, it’s chic, it’s the default AutoCAD background color! But now that it’s spring and everything is in bloom, maybe you’re feeling a little more colorful? Well, we want you to know that you can change your AutoCAD background color to whatever you want. Read on to find out how.

Setting Custom Colors

Really, you can change just about any of the default colors in AutoCAD. Here’s what you need to do:

First, get to your Options menu (Application button > Options), select the Display tab, and click on the Colors button.

Change Your AutoCAD Background Color

Now you should see the Drawing Window Colors dialog box:

Change Your AutoCAD Background Color

From here, you can update any interface element’s color — including that of the background in any context (idea: pick different background colors for different contexts so you never get confused and make changes in the wrong one). You can choose from any of the presets, or you can choose from the entire spectrum (just choose the Select Color… option).

Change Your AutoCAD Background Color

 

Worry that you’ve made a huge mistake? Don’t worry, just click the appropriate Restore button:

Change Your AutoCAD Background Color

That’s it! Happy spring.

More Tuesday Tips

Check out our whole Tuesday Tips series for ideas on how to make AutoCAD work for you. Want even more? The Best of Lynn Allen’s Tips & Tricks is available for download now!

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Leah E. Friedman

Leah E. Friedman is an AutoCAD Content Marketing Manager here at Autodesk, and she truly loves being part of a company that makes software for fellow creatives. A Bay Area resident originally from Philadelphia, she justifies supporting the Warriors by constantly pointing out that they also started out in the City of Brotherly Love.

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