3DVIA Composer: Custom Color Silhouettes

You can highlight aspects of your image by creating an .svg with Technical Illustrator in 3DVIA Composer.


If I want to bring attention to the nose of this part I can use Line Thickness and Line Color to do this.

First you select the nose, and then in the Properties tab change the outline options.

For this example, I will change the width of the line to 5 and change the colour to red.

When you go to export your file in Technical Illustrator as an .svg you need to un-check same color for all actors. If not, it will ignore the color change you made in the Properties.

There is a really great YouTube video that demonstrates how to do this:



Matt Campbell is an Applications Engineer at Javelin Technologies, a SolidWorks Value Added Reseller with locations in Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a regular contributor to the Javelin blog.