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How can I choose the colour of a symbol to make it stand out more ? Some lights are already blue/red/green others only black.

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In the resource palette, find the symbol in question, right click on it and select “edit 3D” and make your adjustments. 

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You can also do this using class attributes or the attribute palette

 

go to Spotlight preferences

(File-Document Settings-Spotlight Preferences)

open the 'Classes and Color' pane

toggle on the 'Modify Lighting Instrument Color' check box and then choose how you would like to control the fixtures color

Next choose either 'Lighting Instrument' to control the color by class based attributes or

'Color Field' for direct control using the 'Attribute Palette' settings

 

Note, if you choose class based you can define which class or classes are controllable using the 'Modify only geometry in the class' drop down menu. You also have the option to save these settings a default at the bottom of the dialogue so you only have to go through this process once

 

In 2019 it is the same basic process but the old preferences dialogue has everything on in a single dialogue window

 

 

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This is very useful. However, when I go this route, I never get the color I want. All colors appear to have black in them, the white color looks grey, a bright yellow looks dusty gold, etc etc. Any thoughts on what I might be missing?  

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If the preset colours are not doing what you want try setting the RGB values directly, you will get better control of the colour this way

 

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Hi, I think Atom.design is asking about the colours emitted by lights when visualised ? My question was about the colour of the unit symbol in the drawing. Thanks 

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You can use direct RGB values for both!

 

for colouring symbols click on the fill or pen colour in the attribute palette and then on the standard colour picker icon.

 

for the colours emitted by lighting instruments when visualised you can access the same standard colour picker either in the lighting Device dialogue,  which is accessed by using the edit button in the OIP or using the edit command in the right click menu. Or by using using the colour field in the properties dialogue opened using the edit light command from the right click menu.

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