When I configure the color assignments of my board, I lose the settings each time I turn on global visibility. Is there a way I can create and save a view in PCB Editor that isn't lost with global visibility?



Your color assignments will remain intact after your create and apply a color view. The steps that follow explain how you can create and reopen a customized color view after color assignments are configured as desired.


  1. Select the menu items: Display > View > Color View Save to open the Color Views dialog.

  2. Enter a name for your new view. 

    Note: By default the view-configuration file has the .color extension and is saved in the same directory as your project files. However, if you want to save your view-configuration file in a different directory that can be shared, click the ellipsis button (three dots) and browse to select the directory where you want to save the *.color file.

  3. Select the Complete radio button. If you want to preserve the zoom level, place a check mark in the Preserve zoom level check box.

  4. Click the Save and Close buttons.

    You can quickly redisplay your view by opening the Visibility tab (accessed from the Display > Windows > Visibility menu) and clicking the View arrow to display the drop-list menu. Select your view name from the drop-list menu.

    Your color settings will display whether the global visibility is on or off.