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Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design by João Santos

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Visual styles

In the previous pages, we already have seen some visual styles applied. Visual styles, introduced in Version 2007, specify the representation of the 3D model on each viewport, such as controlling edges, shading or wireframing, lighting, materials, and background.

Applying visual styles

AutoCAD comes with several visual styles already defined that cannot be eliminated and are available for all drawings. Since Version 2011, there are ten visual styles available. Previous versions have only five.

  • 2D wireframe: This visual style only displays edges and is the only one that doesn't accept the perspective mode or background
  • Wireframe: This visual style displays edges but accepts perspective mode and background
  • Hidden: This visual style only ...

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