Display Tab (Options Dialog Box)
 
 
 

Customizes the display.

Window Elements

Controls display settings specific to the drawing environment.

Color scheme

Controls color settings in a dark or light color for elements such as the status bar, title bar, ribbon bar, and the menu browser frame.

Display Scroll Bars in Drawing Window

Displays scroll bars at the bottom and right sides of the drawing area.

Display Drawing Status Bar

Displays the drawing status bar, which displays several tools for scaling annotations.

When the drawing status bar is turned on it displays at the bottom of the drawing area. When the drawing status bar is turned off, the tools found on the drawing status bar are moved to the application status bar.

Display Screen Menu

Displays the screen menu on the right side of the drawing area. The screen menu font is controlled by the Windows system font settings. If you use the screen menu, you should set the Windows system font setting to a font and font size that fits the screen menu size restrictions.

Use Large Buttons for Toolbars

Displays buttons in a larger format at 32 by 32 pixels. The default display size is 16 by 16 pixels.

Show Tooltips

Displays tooltips when you move the cursor over buttons on the ribbon, menu browser, toolbar, dialog Sheet Set Manager, and External References Palette. ( TOOLTIPS system variable)

Show shortcut keys in Tooltips

Displays shortcut keys in the tooltip (Alt + Key) (Ctrl + Key).

Show extended Tooltips

Controls the display of extended tooltips.

Number of seconds to delay

Sets the delay time between the display of basic tooltips and extended tooltips.

Show rollover Tooltips

Controls the display of rollover of tooltips for highlighted objects. The ROLLOVERTIPS system variable controls rollover tooltip display.

Colors

Displays the Color Options dialog box. Use this dialog box to specify colors of elements in the main application window.

Fonts

Displays the Command Line Window Font dialog box. Use this dialog box to specify the font for the command window text.

Layout Elements

Controls options for existing and new layouts. A layout is a paper space environment in which you can set up drawings for plotting.

Display Layout and Model Tabs

Displays the layout and Model tabs at the bottom of the drawing area. When this option is cleared, the tabs are replaced by buttons on the status bar.

Display Printable Area

Displays printable area in a layout. The printable area is represented by the area within the dashed line and is determined by the selected output device. Objects drawn outside of the printable area are clipped or omitted when the drawing is plotted.

Display Paper Background

Displays a representation of the specified paper size in a layout. The paper size and plot scale determine the size of the paper background.

Display Paper Shadow

Displays shadow around the paper background in layout. This option is unavailable if the Display Paper Background option is cleared.

Show Page Setup Manager for New Layouts

Displays the Page Setup Manager the first time you click a layout tab. Use this dialog box to set options related to paper and plot settings.

Create Viewport in New Layouts

Creates a single viewport automatically when you create a new layout.

Crosshair Size

Controls the size of the crosshairs. The valid range is from 1 to 100 percent of the total screen. At 100 percent, the ends of the crosshairs are never visible. When the size is decreased to 99 percent or below, the crosshairs have a finite size, and the ends of the crosshairs are visible when located at the edge of the drawing area. The default size is 5 percent. ( CURSORSIZE system variable)

Display Resolution

Controls the quality of the display of objects. If you set high values to improve display quality, the impact on performance is significant.

Arc and Circle Smoothness

Controls the smoothness of circles, arcs, and ellipses. A higher number produces smoother objects, but more time is required to regenerate, pan, and zoom the objects. You can improve performance by setting this option to a low value such as 100 for drawing, and increasing the value for rendering. The valid range is 1 to 20,000. The default setting is 1000. This setting is saved in the drawing. To change the default for new drawings, consider specifying this setting in the template files on which you base your new drawings. ( VIEWRES command)

Segments in a Polyline Curve

Sets the number of line segments to be generated for each polyline curve. The higher the number, the greater the performance impact. Set this option to a low value such as 4 to optimize performance for drawing. Values range from -32767 to 32767. The default setting is 8. This setting is saved in the drawing. ( SPLINESEGS system variable)

Rendered Object Smoothness

Controls the smoothness of shaded and rendered curved solids. The value you enter for Rendered Object Smoothness is multiplied by the value you enter for Arc and Circle Smoothness to determine how to display solid objects. To improve performance, set Rendered Object Smoothness to 1 or less when drawing. A higher number decreases display performance and increases rendering time. The valid range is 0.01 to 10. The default setting is 0.5. This setting is saved in the drawing. ( FACETRES system variable)

Contour Lines per Surface

Sets the number of contour lines per surface on objects. A higher number decreases display performance and increases rendering time. The valid range is 0 to 2047. The default setting is 4. This setting is saved in the drawing. ( ISOLINES system variable)

Display Performance

Controls display settings that affect performance.

Pan and Zoom with Raster and OLE

Controls the display of raster images and OLE objects when you use Realtime PAN and ZOOM. Clear this option to optimize performance. ( RTDISPLAY system variable)

If dragging display is turned on and you select Pan and Zoom with Raster and OLE, a copy of the object moves with the cursor as you reposition the original. Dragging display controls whether an outline of the object is displayed while you drag it. The DRAGMODE system variable controls dragging display.

Highlight Raster Image Frame Only

Controls the display of raster images during selection. If this option is selected, only the frame of the raster image is highlighted when selected. Select this option to optimize performance. ( IMAGEHLT system variable)

Apply Solid Fill

Displays solid fills in objects. You must regenerate the drawing for this setting to take effect. This setting is saved in the drawing. Clear this option to optimize performance. ( FILLMODE system variable)

Objects affected by FILL include hatches (including solid-fill), two-dimensional solids, wide polylines, multilines, and traces.

Show Text Boundary Frame Only

Displays the frames for text objects instead of displaying the text objects. After you select or clear this option, you must use REGEN to update the display. This setting is saved in the drawing. Select this option to optimize performance. ( QTEXTMODE system variable)

Draw True Silhouettes for Solids and Surfaces

Controls whether silhouette edges of 3D solid objects are displayed when the current visual style is set to 2D Wireframe or 3D Wireframe. This option also controls whether mesh is drawn or suppressed when a 3D solid object is hidden. This setting is saved in the drawing. Clear this option to optimize performance. ( DISPSILH system variable)

Fade Control

Controls the fading intensity value for DWG xrefs and reference editing.

Xref Display

Specifies the fading intensity value of externally referenced drawings. ( XDWGFADECTL system variable)

This option only affects the display on the screen. It does not affect plotting or plot preview. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage of the DWG xrefs. The valid range is an integer between -90 and 90. The default setting is 70 percent.

When XDWGFADECTL is set to a negative value, the Xref Fading feature is not turned on, but the setting is stored.

In-place Edit and Annotative Representations

Specifies the fading intensity value for objects during in-place reference editing. Objects that are not being edited are displayed at a lesser intensity. ( XFADECTL system variable)

With in-place reference editing, you can edit a block reference or external reference from within the current drawing. The valid range is 0 through 90 percent. The default setting is 50 percent.