I've opened up an existing brd file that I generated using OrCAD PCB Designer Professional v16.5. It appears that all of my parameters remained intact, however, the colors, transparency and brightness of the individual elements look different. Most of the differences aren't bad, they're just different.
The only problem I'm experiencing with this new color scheme is that my silk screen elements are almost completely invisible. You can't really see them unless you place your cursor over the silk screen element that you would like to see. I've even set the color of all of my silk screen elements to bright white in the Color192 screen and toyed with the transparency and shadow settings. The only way I can see the silk screen items is to supress all of the other elements and just enable the silk screen stuff. Even then, the color of the silk screen stuff is very muted and not very bright at all.
Has anyone else seen this or have an idea how to make the silk screen more visible or brighter?
Maybe something in the database was set to make it think a partition was exported but in reality it was not exported. You could try changing the environmental variable DISPLAY_READONLY_INTENSITY to 100 and see if the silkscreen items are displayed like normal. (Setup > User Preferences under the Display Category / Visual folder.)
Of course it is a long shot that this is the case but I had to bring it up.
Hope this helps,Mike Catrambone