Display Tab (Options Dialog
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.
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.
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.
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. (
- 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
variable controls rollover tooltip display.
Options dialog box. Use this dialog box
to specify colors of elements in the main application window.
Controls options for
existing and new layouts. A layout is a paper space environment
in which you can set up drawings for plotting.
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.
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.
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.
Page Setup Manager for New Layouts
Page Setup Manager the first time
you click a layout tab. Use this dialog box to set options related
to paper and plot settings.
Viewport in New Layouts
Creates a single viewport automatically when
you create a new layout.
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)
Controls the quality
of the display of objects. If you set high values to improve display
quality, the impact on performance is significant.
and Circle Smoothness
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. (
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)
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)
Lines per Surface
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
ISOLINES system variable)
Controls display settings
that affect performance.
and Zoom with Raster and OLE
the display of raster images and OLE objects when you use Realtime
ZOOM. Clear this option
to optimize performance. (
RTDISPLAY system variable)
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.
Raster Image Frame Only
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)
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)
affected by FILL include hatches (including solid-fill), two-dimensional
solids, wide polylines, multilines, and traces.
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)
True Silhouettes for Solids and Surfaces
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)
the fading intensity value for DWG xrefs and reference editing.
- Xref Display
Specifies the fading
intensity value of externally referenced drawings. (
This option only affects
the display on the screen. It does not affect plotting or plot preview.
variable defines the fade percentage of the DWG xrefs. The valid
range is an integer between -90 and 90. The default setting is 70
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. (
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.