Is there a way to change the default color for new layers?
This can be found here option New Layers
Totally missed that. Thanks!
What about changing the default layer panel settings for opening a new document (as opposed to making a new layer in a file)? Whenever I create a new project, it opens with six layers, “Default, Layer 01… Layer 05” already created and already color coded black, red, purple, blue green and white.
First of all, I do not want multiple empty layers before I have begun to make anything, I would prefer to manually make a new layer each time the need arises than to choose an existing one, rename it and recolor it.
I need to rename it for organization, and need to recolor it because (no offense) I find them incredibly ugly and hard to look at. More substantively, I have my viewport background set to be super dark grey (for my eyes), so I need the layers to be light colors in order to see anything against the background.
I realize that I can fix this by deleting the layers, but, it is very annoying to delete or rename/recolor all the layers each time I make a new file. Given how much customization IS possible already, I am hoping that there is a way to change this, but I have not found any evidence.
There is. Set up a new blank file with the layers as you want - names, colors, materials, linetypes, etc. Then save it as a template (File menu). Then set Rhino to use that template when it starts (via Options/Preferences).
Which preference would that be Mitch, I have searched but not found it.
P.S. I found it. You have to select the new template once in the startup screen, then the option to select it as default will be shown.