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About

With OsnapzBG Plus loaded any change of the AutoCAD variable OSNAPZ will also change the drawing window colors depending on if OSNAPZ is set to 0 or 1.

OsnapzBG Plus is based on our freeware OsnapzBG but adds ability to set any of the drawing window colors like those in the 3D parallel projection, 3D perspective projection or the command line context and interface elements.

Here is what it look like in AutoCAD Architecture. “Replace Z value with current elevation” is a button on the application status bar.

It is the system variable OSNAPZ that holds this setting. OSNAPZ was introduced in AutoCAD 2006 and with OSNAPZ set to 1 anything you snap to only uses the current elevation as z value. OSNAPZ controls whether object snaps are automatically projected onto a plane parallel to the XY plane of the current UCS at the current elevation. OSNAP command or OSMODE system variable in AutoCAD sets running object snap modes.

When installed as an AutoCAD app OsnapzBG Plus shows up on the Add-ins tab and gives quick access to also change the value of OSNAPZ.

OsnapzBG Plus

Have any Drawing Window Colors changed based on the OSNAPZ value.

AutoCAD drawing window colors

Usage of OsnapzBG Plus where drawing windows colors are changed when OSNAPZ is changed.

OsnapzBG Plus usage

Download

  

To test how it works you can download OsnapzBG freeware that is limited to what colors can be set and changed.

For AutoCAD 2013 and newer purchase and download OsnapzBG Plus as an AutoCAD app on Autodesk App Store site.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

Customers can contact us directly for access to download the full version.

Newsletter

Subscribe to our OsnapzBG Plus newsletter or any of our other Newsletters.

System requirements

Compatible with AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD 2015, AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD 2018. All flavors based on AutoCAD should be working like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.

Compatible with those operating systems AutoCAD runs on like Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Older Windows versions might also work but are not directly supported.

 JTB World is an Autodesk Authorised Developer

       

Purchase

2 USD for one license of OsnapzBG Plus or less depending on the quantity of licenses.

If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.

The license is perpetual and support is included. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.

Purchase OsnapzBG Plus from the Autodesk App Store site or by contacting us.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on the Autodesk App Store My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

Available payment methods depending on country where payment is done from: Local Bank Transfer (Canada), Wire Transfer to Canada, Interac e-Transfer, Cheque (to Canada). Via BlueSnap (Global Payment Gateway) these methods may be available (not a complete list as it is updated from time to time by BlueSnap): Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Carte Bleue), PayPal, Local Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Apple Pay, Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney, SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit, Sofort, Giropay, iDeal and Alipay (PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) - Refund policy

Documentation

Installation

Use the installer that also puts the app on the Plug-Ins or Add-ins Ribbon tab.

Usage

OsnapzBG Plus

 Set the drawing windows colors you want to use for OSNAPZ=0 and run the SetOsnapzColors0 command or use the button on the Plug-ins/Add-ins Ribbon tab.

 Set the drawing windows colors you want to use for OSNAPZ=1 and run the SetOsnapzColors1 command or use the button on the Plug-ins/Add-ins Ribbon tab.

AutoCAD drawing window colors

Now when OSNAPZ is changed the drawing window colors will change accordingly.

OSNAPZ set to 0

OSNAPZ set to 1 - This will replace Z value with current elevation.

OsnapzBG Plus usage 

See also this blog post: OSNAPZ changes can change your AutoCAD screen background with the OsnapzBG freeware 

Supported colors

 

 

2D model space

Sheet / layout

3D parallel projection

3D perspective projection

Block Editor

Uniform background

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Paper background

 

YES

 

YES

 

Top of  sky background

 

 

 

YES

 

Background sky horizon

 

 

 

YES

 

Background ground origin

 

 

 

YES

 

Background group horizon

 

 

 

YES

 

Background earth horizon

 

 

 

YES

 

Crosshairs

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Viewport control

NO

 

NO

NO

NO

Grid major lines

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

Grid minor lines

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

Grid axis lines

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

Autotrack vertor

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

2D Autosnap marker

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

3D Autosnap marker

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Dynamic dimension lines

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Drafting tool tip

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Drafting tool tip contour

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Drafting tool  tip background

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Control vertices hull

NO

 

NO

NO

NO

Light glyphs

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Light hotspot

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Light falloff

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Light start limit

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Light end limit

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Camera glyphs color

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Camera frustum/frustum plane

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Camera dipping planes

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Light Web

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Light Web (missing file)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Light shape (extended source)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Lux at distance

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Command line

Command history background

YES

 

 

 

 

Command history text

YES

 

 

 

 

Active prompt background

YES

 

 

 

 

Active prompt text

YES

 

 

 

 

Temporary prompt background

YES

 

 

 

 

Temporary prompt text

YES

 

 

 

 

Command option keyword

YES

 

 

 

 

Command option background

YES

 

 

 

 

Command option highlighted

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plot preview

Uniform background

YES

 

 

 

License agreement

The license agreement is found here.

Version History

  • 2017-03-21 - version 1.1. update
    • Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 support.
  • 2016-11-03 - version 1.1
    • Bugs fixed that could cause some colors to be forced to black and some colors not being set.
  • 2015-07-20 - version 1.0
    • First version. Based on the free OsnapzBG but adds ability to set any of the drawing window colors.

Customers

Carpenter Oak Ltd.

More customers are found here.

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