Subject: Creating hidden-line images
Creating a hidden-line image of your drawing removes all the lines that are hidden behind other surfaces when seen from your vantage point. When you remove hidden lines or shade a model, the program treats the entities differently, depending on how you created them. Wireframe models always appear transparent, because they have no surfaces. Surface models appear filled, with surfaces applied to all visible sides.
You can also control the hidden-line view on an entity-by-entity basis by showing and hiding edges of selected 3D faces, meshes, and polyface meshes.
To create a hidden-line image
Use a visual style.
To hide edges of 3D faces, meshes, and polyface meshes
• On the ribbon, choose Draw 3D > Hide Edges (in Draw 3D Meshes).
• On the menu, choose Draw > 3D Meshes > Hide Edges.
• Type hideedges and then press Enter.
2 Select the entities with edges that you want to hide, then press Enter when done.
Individual edges can be hidden for 3D faces.
To show edges of 3D faces, meshes, and polyface meshes
• On the ribbon, choose Draw 3D > Show Edges (in Draw 3D Meshes).
• On the menu, choose Draw > 3D Meshes > Show Edges.
• Type showedges and then press Enter.
2 Select the entities with edges that you want to show, then press Enter when done.
Individual edges can be displayed for 3D faces.
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