Tuesday, December 18, 2012

AutoCAD: Change Background Black to White

This is to change your background from black to white or white to black in AutoCAD (most versions).

1.  Type "options"
2.  Display tab
3.  Color Scheme:  Select Light or Dark 
4.  Click "Colors..."

5.  Choose the background you want from the Colors dropdown

6.  Apply & Close


  1. I don't know the term 'solidwork' but I assume you mean objects of significant size (sometimes called extended objects, as opposed to point objects).. . The centre of mass (CoM) of a structure is the same as the centre of gravity (CoG) for all practical purposes. CoM and CoG are often used interchangeably though there is a subtle difference in meanings.. . An object may have a huge number of separate parts, each with its own weight. For static problems (no movement) the combined effect of these separate weights is the total weight and can be thought of as a single force acting at a single point; the point is the centre of gravity.. . If you have to do moment (torque) calculations involving an extended object, you only need to consider one force if you know where the CoG is; you don't have to deal with the weights of all the separate parts.. . There's a video in the link which might help. It also explains s the difference between CoG and CoM.

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