Thickness and Elevation in AutoCAD 3D

 Thickness Command

1.  Begin       a new drawing using a 3D Modeling workspace.

2.  Choose   View, Viewports, 2 Viewports.

3.  Press      ENTER for the default of two vertical viewports.

4.  Type       PLAN and World in the left viewport.

5.  Choose   SE Isometric for the right viewport.

6.  Type      THICKNESS at the command prompt.

Command: THICKNESS

Enter new value for THICKNESS <0.0000>: 3

7.  Draw     a 5”,2” rectangle using in the LINE command in the  left view.

The lines will have a 3D “thickness” that can be seen in the 3D view.

Thickness and Elevation in AutoCAD 3D

 

  Change Existing Thickness

1.  Select   the object whose thickness you would like to change (e.g. one line of the rectangle you drew in 2.1.)

2.  Choose   Modify, Properties…or right click and choose Properties…

3.  Type    a new line thickness.

Thickness and Elevation in AutoCAD 3D-1The result is a new line thickness for the selected object.

Thickness and Elevation in AutoCAD 3D-2  Elevation

Stores the  elevation for new objects relative to the current UCS for the current
space.

1.    Type     ELEVATION at the command prompt.

Command: ELEVATION

Enter new value for ELEVATION <0.0000>: 1.00

2.  Draw     two circles in the left view at the new elevation.

Note that they appear to be “floating” 1 unit above the ground.

Thickness and Elevation in AutoCAD 3D-3 Elevation Shortcut

1.    Type     ELEV at the command prompt.

Command: ELEV

Specify new default elevation: <1.0000>: 2

Specify new default thickness: <3.000>: .5

2.  Draw     a new line in the left view to see the elevation and thickness settings.

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