Sunday, April 26, 2009

OSNAPZ changes can change your AutoCAD screen background with the OsnapzBG freeware

When OSNAPZ is changed many have found it useful to have a more visual change to indicate its state. In verticals like AutoCAD Architecture you have a small button that indicates the state of the “Z lock” but some might want to even have also the background color change just like the Block Editor changes the background color.

I have made this background color changer for OSNAPZ tool available as a freeware.

If you find it useful I would appreciate any contribution. Here is a PayPal link (credit cards also accepted) you can use and enter 1 EUR or more as Unit Price.

The program is available for AutoCAD 2009 32-bit, AutoCAD 2009 64-bit, AutoCAD 2010 32-bit, AutoCAD 2010 64-bit. It also works for all AutoCAD based verticals. I might be able to support other versions if needed.

Download the OsnapzBG freeware and see the readme.txt in the file for instructions how to auto load and use it.

Here is what it look like in AutoCAD Architecture. “Replace Z value with current elevation” is the button the application status bar.

Change AutoCAD screen background color based on OSNAPZ includes Visual LISP (AutoLISP) code to does this but there is one limitation that it cancel any running command so it cannot be used transparently. Because of limitations with the Visual LISP solution I decided to make it in .NET instead.


  1. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Got a question :
    Do we get the icon once we use the freeware ? I'm from ADT 2007 to Acad 2010 and I terribly miss the icon.

  3. No the icon is not included.


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