PCBnew Modern Toolset Appearance Settings


#1

Recently updated to 5.0.2 from 4.0.7, and loving the feature additions but the main issue I have is the apperance of pads/through-holes being too busy compared to the legacy toolset.

I normally have through-holes not shown(so they show as black with the outlines for clearance) but they are now solid yellow with magenta outlines and now the pads have a filled outline around them (to represent clearance I assume).

Is there any way to change this? I much prefer the look of legacy as it is less busy and easier to see what I need to rather than have dense pin components be a hot mess of color that is distracting. And obviously I don’t want to use the legacy toolset to give up some of the many benefits of the modern toolset, and switching back and forth isn’t a solution either.

Any information is appreciated, even if it means there is no way to change it…


#2

Colors are controlled directly in the layer manager (middle or double left click onto the colored squares)
the clearance ring can be turned of in the view settings (preferences -> display options in v5. in current nightly it is under preferences -> preferences -> pcb_new -> display options)


#3

That works, I was trying to go through and change colors before but I guess I was missing a few that weren’t annoyingly “loud” colors before.

Will this be a global change or just a project level change? I don’t want to have to change every time I create a project.

Thank you for the help!


#4

This change is global. In your users config directory there is a file called pcbnew that holds these settings.