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Matthew H

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Customizing BricsCAD User Interface Theme Colors
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:16:37 PM »
Autodesk's AutoCAD allows you to switch the user interface color theme between light and dark.
Command: COLORTHEME "https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2018/ENU/AutoCAD-Core/files/GUID-64D9B2CD-E6C6-423B-8AA9-A876CF9502C0-htm.html"

Bricsys BricsCAD does not have this feature to my knowledge, you are stuck with a white theme.
Current context - BricsCAD 19.2.01 (x64) Revision 60248 Beta
I am not sure if wxutils.dll is modified between releases... So results may vary...

After digging around you can modify the "wxutils.dll" file to override the default color values.
I have provided screenshots to this post.

Default windows location for wxutils.dll is "C:\Program Files\Bricsys\BricsCAD V19 en_US\wxutils.dll"

If you open "wxutils.dll" in a HEX editor, you are able to modify the values.
*Note: Changing the wrong values will result in BricsCAD not being able to startup. Please make a backup before proceeding.

Listed below are the current values that I have been able to find that adjust the user interface.

If any one can provide more insight that would be much appreciated. I am still trying to hunt down how to change the Ribbon Bar Text Color, as well as the Menubar Text/Background Color.

Code: [Select]
Location: 000396b4-000396b6
Description: Background Color of Ribbon Bar and Properties Panel
Default Value: ffffff

Location: 000396bc-00396be
Description: Background Color of Ribbon Panel Label
Default Value: efefef

Location: 00396c0-00396c2
Description: Background Color of Properties Heading (IE: General, View, and Misc)
Default Value: 3693ff

Location: 000396c4-000396c6
Description: Text Color of Properties Heading (IE: General, 3D Visualization, Geometry, and Misc)
Default Value: ffffff

**Location: 000396cc-000396ce
**Description: Background Color of Settings
**Default Value: f6f6f6

Location: 000396c8-000396ca
Description: Background color of Toolbars
Default Value: ffffff

Location: 000396d4-000396d6
Description: Text Color of Properties and Settings
Default Value: 000000


Location: 000396dc-000396de
Description: Trim Color of Ribbon Panels and Properties
Default Value: adadad
« Last Edit: June 06, 2019, 01:36:54 PM by Matthew H »

Atook

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Re: Customizing BricsCAD User Interface Theme Colors
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 04:00:42 PM »
Looks good, maybe when you get it all sorted  you can post what colors you assigned where?

Matthew H

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Re: Customizing BricsCAD User Interface Theme Colors
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 10:57:06 AM »
Looks good, maybe when you get it all sorted  you can post what colors you assigned where?

Atook,

Definitely! Haven't found anything more since Tuesday, but I will keep digging!

Matthew H

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Re: Customizing BricsCAD User Interface Theme Colors
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 01:34:34 PM »
Updated original post.

Found an additional hex color to adjust the user interface.

Code: [Select]
Location: 000396cc-000396ce
Description: Background Color of Settings
Default Value: f6f6f6