Join Scott Onstott for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing the elevation of the drawing plane, part of AutoCAD 2013: 3D.
In this lesson, you will learn how to move the familiar 2D drawing plane so you …can draw at different 3D elevations. This can be done either with the Elev …command or by relocating the origin point of the user coordinate system. …And we'll try both approaches. Go ahead and open the Concept1 project …file to begin. Position the cursor over this cylinder …and rotate the mouse wheel to zoom in. Verify that Object Snap is not running …down here on the Status Bar. And then click the Rectangle tool over …here on the Draw panel. Try to draw a rectangle on top of the …cylinder by clicking two points, you don't see anything.…
Hold down the Shift key and drag the mouse wheel, so you can see underneath. …What actually happened, was you drew the rectangle underneath the cylinder on the …current XY plane. I'll rotate back up. …It would be possible to draw on top of the cylinder, if we were able to move the …XY plane up, so that it was on top of this surface. …But to do that, we have to know how high we need to move it.…
- 3D views, perspectives, and tools in AutoCAD
- Controlling the visual style
- Working with tiled viewports
- Composing perspective views
- Drawing in 3D
- Modeling an Ionic column
- Documenting 3D models
- Creating dynamic slideshows, animations, and renderings
Skill Level Beginner
1. Navigating in 3D
2. Drawing in 3D
Manually rotating the UCS5m 24s
3. Modeling an Ionic Column
4. Documenting 3D Models
Adjusting projections6m 29s
5. Creating Dynamic Slideshows, Animations, and Renderings
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