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Customizing SpaceClaim


You can customize SpaceClaim to best suit your working style. Most customization is done on the SpaceClaim options window, accessible from the File menu.

To customize SpaceClaim

  1. Select SpaceClaim Options from the File menu to display the SpaceClaim Options window.

  2. Click the type of option you want to set from the navigation panel on the left.

    You can use the up and down arrow keys to navigate the left panel.

  3. Modify the options on the page.

  4. Click OK to save all your changes and close the window.

If you try to enter a value that is out of the allowed range in the Options panelClosed or the SpaceClaim Options dialog, you will see a red exclamation mark icon next to the field. You can hover over the icon to see a tooltip that will explain the valid values for the option.

Option types

You can set the following option types:



Change your application color scheme, set file options for importing and exporting, grid size, application performance (speed vs. graphics quality), and customize the tools that are displayed while you are working in the Design windowClosed.


Change options for annotations and drawing sheets.


Change the color of the SpaceClaim application window.


Change the objects snapped to while you are sketching and editing solids.


Set the units for dimensions, the sketch grid, and text height.

Support Files

Set the search path for support files, such as standard thread size tables.

Sheet Metal

Set the thickness, bend, and relief defaults for sheet metal components.


Modify how your design changes are displayed in the Design windowClosed, whether tools and hints are displayed, enable background loading, change the language, customize the SpinClosed, Select, and Undo tools, reset the layout of the panels, and adjust the license warning.


Add or remove tools and commands from the Quick Access toolbar.


Change the keyboard/mouse actions used for common navigation tasks.


Include or remove SpaceClaim add-ins.


ViewClosed and activate SpaceClaim licenses.


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