Poll: What color is your AutoCAD drawing area?

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    Only black in Model and Pspace.
    Hardly ever use Bedit with the yellow bachground, so I didn't change it.

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    33,40,48 for both model & paper. 100% crosshairs & Autodesk-MONO.stb for everything.

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    I use black

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    I use black for Model and white/grey for Paper space, however I have seen it both spaces flip-flopped for the other and grey on both spaces on another's workstation.
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    Black for model space and white for paperspace. I found the default colour for model space hard to work with.

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    After reading this thread I'm considering changing my model space background to an off-white color - I have always used black - except when there's been loads of navy blue lines/objects - that drives me nuts because blue on black is so hard to see properly!

    I have some experiece in webpage deisgn and I know that websites built using black text on a pale background are easier on the eyes to read. I know that whenever I have visited sites that use a black background with white text, my eyes get tired quickly and I am less likely to stay on the page, it's too jarring. I know that drafting and reading websites isn't the same thing! I just changed my background to a sort of off white/grey/purple color and i'm going to give it a go for a bit.

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    I wish our field engineers, new to autocad and using it on tablets, would have been informed to use black as that is what most of the design engineers use. Come to find out, they put some of their markups in black, which none of us could see. Glad someone caught it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaLou View Post
    I wish our field engineers, new to autocad and using it on tablets, would have been informed to use black as that is what most of the design engineers use. Come to find out, they put some of their markups in black, which none of us could see. Glad someone caught it!
    Background of white should use color 7 which is black on all backgrounds except black background, where it is white.
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    For the most part I use black on both. One exception was when I was working for a large scale neighborhood developer; the same model home numbers where used all over the place and changed slightly by quarter with which they would issue the "mini plan sets" on different colors of paper by quarter blue, green, red, and gray so I would change the paper space to accommodate that. Really hard on the eyes having a red background but you should probably do what the boss wants haha!

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