Coloring sketches can be useful for communicating ideas to your team members and increase visibility with layout sketches. For this reason, SOLIDWORKS provides a way to quickly change the color of any sketch from default grey.
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Sketch Color can be found in the right-click menu of the FeatureManager Design Tree. For this example, I will color vertical structural member sketches in my weldment a different color than horizontal member sketches.
Note: You can also CTRL-Select more than one sketch at a time to color.
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Note: If the sketch is absorbed under a feature, you will have to right-click on the sketch and choose Show to see the sketch with the changed color.
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About Zach Brown
Zach Brown is a certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and a Technical Support Engineer. Prior to working at GoEngineer, he spent 15 years as a mechanical designer, CAD support tech, and instructor using SOLIDWORKS. His hobbies include playing guitar, riding motorcycles, and skiing.
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