Flatten Geometry to a Single Elevation in AutoCAD


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Flattening geometry to a single elevation

It's important to remember that even though you may be creating a 2D drawing, AutoCAD is a 3D environment. All it takes is a couple of skewed Z coordinates and you may be constructing geometry at several different elevations without even knowing it. In this lesson we're going to learn how to flatten a drawing whose elevations may have gotten out of control. On my screen I have a drawing of a site plan for a proposed park and I'd like to start by taking a measurement. Let's zoom in and we'll find out how far the sidewalk is from the back of curb.

I'll launch the Distance command and I'll use the Nearest object snip. Let's find the distance from nearest to here to a point perpendicular to the curb. Notice that my distance is slightly more than 278 feet. I am going to press Escape. Now that distance can't possibly be right. Or can it? You see, I am looking at this drawing with a 2D mindset. What if some of this geometry was drawn to an elevation? Let's...

Flattening geometry to a single elevation
Video duration: 4m 0s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Flattening geometry to a single elevation provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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