Is there a thread where I can find a list of different system colors that I can download? Looking for an easy way to grab .scl files with already made color configs.
Thanks in advance!
Why don't you just search for it?
Regardless, this is the stuff from one of my old syscol.scl files:
blended_background no system_background_color 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 system_dimmed_menu_color 70.000000 70.000000 70.000000 system_bottom_blending_color 0.000000 6.000000 20.000000 system_curves_color 0.000000 90.000000 90.000000 system_datum_color 60.000000 45.000000 0.000000 system_dimmed_menu_color 70.000000 70.000000 70.000000 system_edge_high_color 0.000000 0.000000 100.000000 system_geometry_color 100.000000 100.000000 100.000000 system_hidden_color 40.000000 40.000000 40.000000 system_highlight_color 60.000000 0.000000 20.000000 system_letter_color 100.000000 100.000000 0.000000 system_presel_highlight_color 50.000000 20.000000 20.000000 system_preview_geom_color 100.000000 75.000000 0.000000 system_quilt_color 60.000000 0.000000 70.000000 system_secondary_preview_color 70.000000 70.000000 70.000000 system_secondary_selected_color 100.000000 50.000000 0.000000 system_section_color 100.000000 72.000000 30.000000 system_selected_color 80.000000 0.000000 0.000000 system_shaded_edge_color 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 system_sheetmetal_color 30.000000 100.000000 30.000000 system_top_blending_color 0.000000 35.000000 60.000000 system_volume_color 100.000000 0.000000 100.000000 ui_background_color default ui_editable_area_color default ui_selected_area_color default ui_selected_text_color default ui_text_color default use_pre_wildfire_entity_color no alias_dtm_pln_color_to system_datum_color alias_dtm_pln_tag_color_to system_dimmed_menu_color alias_dtm_axis_color_to system_datum_color alias_dtm_axis_tag_color_to system_dimmed_menu_color alias_dtm_pnt_color_to system_curves_color alias_dtm_pnt_tag_color_to system_dimmed_menu_color alias_coord_sys_color_to system_datum_color alias_coord_sys_tag_color_to system_dimmed_menu_color alias_sec_dim_strong_color_to system_letter_color alias_sec_dim_weak_color_to system_hidden_color
Unfortunately, as you will find, the colors used throughout Creo are undocumented and a somewhat arcane thing. I've tried to set up a "nice" color scheme only to find that colors I thought went with specific functions are actually from somewhere else, and the inability to select certain types of things wouldn't be visible, etc.
Testing changes is also not a lot of fun.
All in all, I found messing about with the color schemes a bad experience.
The following four colors are missing from your listing:
By the way, you mentioned system_dimmed_menu_color twice.
Like I said, this is stuff from old syscol.scl files. I just dumped out what I had - it's a list of stuff others before me have modified and kludged together. Duplicates? Nice to know, but presumably the last setting is the one that wins. I've ferreted out the same sort of thing in config.pro files, too.
As for the blending colors, even if I'd known about them I wouldn't use them. I find the blended background terribly annoying. I'm a solid black background person. The blended stuff is terrible especially if I'm going to grab an image from the screen and then edit it to make the background transparent, etc. If there are a bunch of shades of colors it is difficult if not impossible to pick just the background to remove it. Plus, to be honest, I don't like the blended stuff to begin with.
I posted the settings just for the sake of completeness.
I have exported from the xtop.exe all existing strings and filtered for SYSTEM_*_COLOR.
My four were the only ones you didn't already have listed.
Since there is no official documentation on the part of PTC about all the existing settings, I thought I'd add to your post so that there is at least a starting point for other users on the subject.