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How do I keep a black background when modeling in 3D in Model space?

When using any shade mode besides wire frame, including HIDE mode - very useful in 3D modeling - I get a grey background that blends in with the grey of my part. Even if I move the part off of layer zero (where many of my parts start) to its own layer, that layer color still blends in with the grey background. How do I set the display such that It stays black in other display modes ?
asked 4 years ago in progeCAD by cfee / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (28 points)

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To control the appearance of the shaded image, choose Tools > Drafting Settings, and then click the 3D Settings tab and select the options you want. You can shade the sur- faces and edges of the model in four ways:
• Faces shaded; edges not highlighted.
• Faces shaded; edges highlighted in the background color.
• Faces filled in the background color; edges drawn using the entity color (similar to a hidden-line view).
• Faces filled using the entity color; edges highlighted in the background color.
answered 4 years ago by Scott H / Level: Engineering Manager (5,713 points)
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Scott-
Thanks for trying. I'm well familiar with the various shading modes. They are all useful. BUT your answer missed the point of the question. I DON'T want the background in model space to shift to neutral grey in any shaded mode. It ought to stay black. I ought to be able to control the color of this background. Here's why: Black background best for modeling. Change to white background for screen capture to illustration. I'm EXTREEMLY familiar with Paperspace drawing tabs, frequently teaching others how to set up their drawings to make best use. No, doesn't apply here. Maybe sometime I'll share a technique of modeling thru a paperspace viewport...

Question: Where is the control to keep black background in shade modes modeling in model space and switching the color to desired background color when appropriate. Neutral grey almost useless.

Thanks again -
Charley.
(VERY Senior AutoCAD 3D'er)
answered 4 years ago by cfee / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (28 points)

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