What are hidden lines used for in Autocad?

After you create an elevation or section hidden line projection, you can hatch or shade the cut areas. You can also use hidden line projections to create detail drawings. When you create hidden line projections, the 3D objects that you select are copied and collected into an unnamed (also called anonymous) 2D block.

What are hidden lines in AutoCAD?

AutoCAD Mechanical toolset automatically creates hidden lines when you specify which objects overlap the others. The overlapped areas of the objects that lie behind (referred to as the background) are drawn as hidden lines. Objects overlapping each other this manner are said to be involved in a “hide situation”.

How do I create a hidden line in AutoCAD?

Double-click the viewport border to display the Properties palette. On the Properties palette, click Shade Plot. In the Shade Plot drop-down list, select Hidden. Click OK to plot the drawing.

Why are my lines not dashed in AutoCAD?

Setting your Model Space LTSCALE to “1” has solved your ability to see the lines there. By setting your Paper Space Linetype Scale (PSLTSCALE) to “0” you turn it off and thus the lines in PSPACE should show the same as you see them in MSPACE.

What type of lines are used for hidden details?

Hidden details are shown by a series of dashes making up a broken line. It is normal practice that you place a dash at the beginning of the hidden line and another at the end where it meets an intersecting line.

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Do isometric drawings show hidden lines?

Usually only the visible surfaces of an object are drawn in isometric, with hidden lines left out. Although this is considered the preferred practice, there are always times when hidden lines are needed to clarify very complex isometric drawings.

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