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Background turned pale green and no proportional line widths, etc.


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  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

If the view is still in Top/Plan and not just switched to Top (which by default has a green ground and blue sky in perspective) then most likely that can be fixed by going to Tools > Options > Vectorworks Preferences > Interactive > Interactive Appearance Settings, then changing the value for "General Background Top/Plan" to white.

For the lines, that may have been Tools > Options > Vectorworks Preferences > Display > Zoom Line Thickness. Unless this was also caused by not being in Top/Plan, the 3D wireframe lines wont be affected by line weights the same as they are when viewed in Top/Plan.

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As Jim says it sounds as if you have accidentally switched to Top mode (a 3D view looking at the top of the drawing) as opposed to Top/Plan (a 2D view of the drawing).

If this is the case it might be useful to know that you can always switch back to Top/Plan mode by pressing 0 on the key pad (Top mode is activated by pressing 5 on the keypad).

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