Subject: Displaying a drawing with a visual style
You can choose from a variety of styles according to your needs. For example, if you’re just starting a new drawing, you might want to view it using a wireframe mode, which looks similar to a model made out of wire and displays faster than more complex visual styles. Then as your drawing advances, you can switch to a more detailed visual style.
The following visual styles are available:
• 2D Wireframe — Drawing displays in two dimensions with all lines drawn at the edge of entities.
• Conceptual — Drawing displays in three dimensions with surfaces shaded in conceptual colors.
• Hidden — Drawing displays in three dimensions with all lines drawn at the edge of entities except those behind surfaces.
• Realistic — Drawing displays in three dimensions with surfaces filled with assigned materials.
• Shaded — Drawing displays in three dimensions with surfaces shaded.
• Shaded with Edges — Drawing displays in three dimensions with surfaces shaded and lines drawn at the edge of surfaces.
• Shades of Gray — Drawing displays in three dimensions with surfaces shaded in monochromatic shades of gray.
• Sketchy — Drawing displays in two and three dimensions with a freehand sketch effect.
• Wireframe — Drawing displays in three dimensions with all lines drawn at the edge of entities.
• X-ray — Drawing displays in three dimensions with surfaces partially transparent.
The more detail that displays on the screen, the greater the impact on performance.
• On the ribbon, choose View and in Visual Styles, make your selection.
• On the menu, choose View > Visual Styles, then make your selection.
• On the View toolbar, click your selection.
• Type vscurrent, press Enter, then make your selection.
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