It’s laundry day today, and when I took my white shirt from the wash, I noticed it looking rather grey. While I could just add bleach to my laundry cycle, it made me think that I notice the same thing happen in SOLIDWORKS. Of course, I can’t put my laptop in the washing machine with bleach, so there must be a better way.
Many people don’t realize that this is actually occurring due to the lighting conditions in the part file. The ambient light is often set quite low to allow for better lighting effects, but this means that you are effectively looking at the part in the dark. This means that what should appear white will actually look grey because it is white in a dark room. I need to turn on the lights.
Watch this video to learn more about SOLIDWORKS Ambient Light:
How to access SOLIDWORKS Ambient Light settings
As you can see, by increasing the Ambient Light, I was able to get my whites looking their whitest (I sound like a laundry commercial). In case you didn’t catch the sequence of clicks, here it is again:
Now, after this is set, you can save this as your template and you won’t have to come into this setting each time. Enjoy!