How to Enable Fusion 360 Dark Mode (2024)

If you have heard about CAD, CAM, CAE, or PCB. Then you must be familiar with the cloud’s best software called Fusion 360.

For the unversed, Fusion 360 is a popular cloud-based software that performs 2D and 3D modelling. One can animate designs, simulate loads, render objects and more with this cloud-based software.

Fusion 360 is available on various platforms and comes with a number of features one of them being the dark UI.

In recent times Dark Mode has become quite common as every app on software comes with an inbuilt dark mode feature.

There are plenty of people who wish to enable dark mode in Fusion 360. Before I teach you the process of enabling Fusion 360 dark mode, let’s find out its benefits.

Benefits of Dark Mode

  •  The dark mode is beneficial if your eyes are strained working at night.
  •  It even helps you to save your battery life.
  •  Dark Mode reduces eye irritability.

How To Enable Fusion 360 Dark Mode 

Unfortunately, Fusion 360 is not available with Dark Mode. But do not worry as you can still use the dark mode for Fusion 360. 

To use Fusion 360 Dark mode, you need to follow the steps written below:

  • Launch the Fusion 360 software on your PC.
  • Click on the Scene Settings menu.
  • Then click on the Environment Library tab.
  • Select Dark Sky or Grey Room.
  • This changes the background colour of the UI.

How to Add Custom Render Environment

 Users can add a custom render environment and customize the background. If you too want to do it but don’t know how then follow these simple steps:

  • Open the Fusion 360 software.
  • Click on the Scene Settings menu.
  • Choose the Environment library tab.
  • Next, select Attach Custom Environment.
  • One must select HDR or EXR formatted files as these are dark theme-based.
  • Go to the Settings tab under Scene Settings.
  • From the Background dropdown, select Environment.
  • The UI will be changed to the file selected.

How to Use a Dark Background Color In Funsion 360 Online Viewer?

  • First, open your design on Fusion 360.
  • Click on the Render Workspace.
  • Choose Scene Settings and then the Settings tab.
  • In the Background dropdown, choose Solid Color.
  • Select the desired colour
  • Save the design and view it on an online viewer.
  • In Settings, change the environment to Custom.
  • Next, select a Custom Background Color in Fusion 360
  • Your design will now be viewed in the selected colour background.

Fusion 360 Eagle Dark Mode

  • Open the Fusion 360 software.
  • Click on the Options.
  • Choose the Eagle Control Panel.
  • Select the User Interface option.
  • Under Layout, choose Black near Background.
  • Under Schematic too, choose Black near Background.
  • That’s it.

I hope this guide helped you enable Dark mode in Fusion 360.

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