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A reader told me he was having problems with his 3DCLIP command after upgrading to AutoCAD 2013. He wrote:
"I create 3 or 4 different 3D models that I then xref them together into an arrangement drawing. I then create my viewports for the different views I will need. In the past, I would click into my viewport to get it into view model space and then I use 3dclip to adjust clipping planes to get the view looking the way I want it. I have found with AutoCAD 2013 that I can’t do that anymore, when I get to 3dclip only my back clipping plane shows up, for some reason my front clip plane has disappeared - any idea why or how I might fix this?"
I told him I’d never heard of this problem, so he wrote back.
"Hey Ellen, it’s the color of the clipping plane that is messing me up - with a black clipping plane and black background I can’t see it. If I change my background to white I can see the plane but my 50 yr old eyes can’t handle the white background. Any thoughts on how to change the color of a clipping plane?"
That rang a bell. Here’s what I told him to do:
Here was his response:
"Hey Ellen, looks like you nailed it. I also chose Restore Classic Colors and that fixed it up nice as well."
|Ellen Finkelstein is a recognized expert, speaker, trainer, and best-selling author on AutoCAD, PowerPoint and presentation skills. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, newsletters, and blogs. She is the author of the AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Bible. More...|