Question

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

 

Graphical user interface, waterfall chart

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Solution

Color assignments remain intact after you create and apply a color view. The steps that follow explain how you can create and reopen a customized color view. These instructions assume you already have your color assignments 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 *.color file in a different directory that can be shared, click the ellipsis button (three dots) and browse to select the directory.
     
  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 menu: Display > Windows > Visibility) and clicking the View field to display the drop-list menu. Select your view name from the drop-list menu.