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When the AutoCAD variable OSNAPZ is changed many have found it useful to have a more visual change to indicate its state. In verticals like AutoCAD Architecture you have a small button that indicates the state of the “Z lock” but some might want to even have different drawing window colors change just like the Block Editor changes the background color. With OsnapzBG Plus loaded any change of OSNAPZ will also change drawing window colors depending on if OSNAPZ is set to 0 or 1. 

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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

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OsnapzBG Plus 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

 

 

 

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