neoCatalog offers many options to view designs and colorways in different parts and cases to get the most out of the design characteristics.


Colorway View

If you wish to view a design colorway, double-click on it, or click on the 'View' button from the menu bar that shows the option Colorways or Detail View. You can do this from each showroom. If your selected design contains more than one embedded colorway, neoCatalog will show you all the colorways contained in the selected design. Double-click on the colorway will direct you straight to the detail view colorway page.

When opening a colorway, we access the detail view window, where we can view, edit or export such colorway. 

  • This window shows you the colorway in real size by default. From the bar, you can zoom it in or out, or select a zoom value. The ruler icon shows/hides the ruler around the preview. If the dimension doesn't match the real size of your screen, you have the possibility to calibrate the dimension with the dpi icon.
  • General Information (i) in the upper left corner shows you the default design and colorway information. The information fields and positions can be customized in custom dialogs. Clicking on the (i) icon can hide/show this information.
  • Each color channel is shown below the colorway with channel order, channel name, and color. Colors name is shown when moving the mouse over the channel. Pressing the 'eye' icon you will see, in black and white, the separation of that channel.
INFO: Some viewing information can be changed or enabled in the advanced preferences in administration. Contact your admin.
- Channel coverage data can  be enabled and viewed in the channel color.
- The ruler can be hidden.
  • Channel coverage data can be enabled and viewed in the channel color.

Preview Modes

There are two preview modes: Grid and Accordion.

Use 'Grid' mode if you want to view the designs positioned next and below to each other.


Use 'Accordion' mode if you want to flip the designs from one to the other.

In both modes, simulation objects can be applied. Click the simulation icon, on the top-right corner to enable this viewing mode. From the dropdown list, you can choose the model you want to simulate in the design previews. To disable the simulation preview, simply click again on the simulation icon. You can associate simulation objects with colorways, but selecting the object name in the individual colorway.


Browse through designs and colorways in a different way showing designs and colorways using the simulation objects.

Design Size Dimension

When you select or open a colorway, a new button appears in the menu bar. The button unfolds 3 options that are related to viewing modes.

Full Rapport - shows the design scaled so that it can be fully viewed, with its repetitions.

Real Size - shows 100% of the design's size.

Presentation Size - shows a scaled design without repetitions.

Colorway Cover Image

The design preview in the showroom is using by default the embedded colorway.

If you wish to use any other colorway as a new design cover, the option 'Set as cover image' from the '...' button from the menu bar can make this action.

Select or open a colorway and the option becomes available.

Related articles:

Associate Simulation Object with Colorways

Custom Fields and Custom Dialogs Management

Setup of categorization options

How to change the offset in the design's preview