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Line color in sketch

gerald_friedmangerald_friedman OS Professional Posts: 50 ✭✭
I do line layouts in sketch mode to identify locations of parts or paths of motion.

Has any thought been to having a "layout mode" that allows changing of line colors?


  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,356 PRO
    I'd love to be able to change line colors in a sketch, and also to name/label dimensions for similar reasons.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 835 PRO
    This would be very helpful; I also miss it from SW.  Here are a few Improvement Requests - please vote up!

    Sketch Color
    Layers and Sketch Color
    Another Sketch Color

  • matthew_stacymatthew_stacy Member Posts: 335 PRO
    I'd love to be able to change line colors in a sketch, and also to name/label dimensions for similar reasons.

    The ability to annotate sketch dimensions would be a great improvement.
  • john_smith077john_smith077 Member Posts: 173 ✭✭
    In OnShape, the dimension lines are really hard to distinguish from the lines of the design. 
    Also, despite my using a high res screen (4K),  ALL the lines in a Sketch are about 8 pixels wide.

    For such a sophisticated application as OnShape, it's absolutely ridiculous.

    IMO, by leaving things like this, the developers are crippling the usability of OnShape. 
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,228
    Keep your sketch simple and it’s not a problem :smiley:
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • S1monS1mon Member Posts: 709 PRO
    edited June 16

    What exactly are you doing in your sketches that is making this so challenging? Neils answer is perhaps a bit flippant, but I'm curious how dense or complex your sketches are. 

    I saw what you're working on in another thread. Your sketch is way too complex and you're doing all the work manually. The is not Illustrator or Autocad. The whole point of a parametric tool is to capture design intent, and get the tool to do as much of the work of figuring out things like k-factors, bend relief, etc as possible.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,634 PRO
    I don't know how it looks on a 4k monitor, but the dimension lines are thinner than geometry lines.

    perhaps you could try to zoom in by using  ctrl+mouse wheel, you will have to put your mouse cursor outside of the drawing area. The toolbar is a good spot.

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