The third group of the context menu enables changing the visual characteristic of the model, setting colors and opacity of individual elements, families, and categories and using the Render Type command.
- Applying a new color → Select the element → Right click → Change Color → Select the Selected Elements command. Colors can be specified from the palette or set as a custom color.
- Applying the existing color → Select the element → Right click → Change Color → Select the Pick Color command → Select the element we want to color → Right click → Change Color → Paste Color.
- To cancel the command, use the Ctrl+Z keys or the Undo Color Change command. This way, it is possible to apply existing colors to entire families or categories of elements.
- Applying the default color → Select the element → Right click → Change Color → Reset to Default (Selection) → The element’s color changes back to the default color.
- Select the element → Right click → Select the Change Opacity command → Choose the transparency level which is in percentage (10-100 %).
- To cancel the command, use the Ctrl+Z keys or the Undo Opacity Change command.
The difference between the Change Opacity command in the context menu and the Modify Opacity Levels command in the view toolbar is that the command in the view toolbar determines the transparency of the whole project. The Change Opacity command from the context menu changes the transparency of selected elements.
- Select the element → Right click → Select the Render Type command → Then specify the display type: Wireframe, Shaded, or Shaded with Edges → Choose between options such as Selected elements, Unselected elements, Entire Category, or Entire Family.
- To cancel the command, use the Ctrl+Z keys or the Undo Render Type Change command.
The Render Type command is located in the context menu, and the Render mode command is located in the view toolbar. The difference between these two commands is that the Render Type command applies changes to any selected elements while the Render mode tool applies changes to the entire project.