AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Registered: ‎12-17-2010
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Disappearing 3DClip Clipping planes

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12-17-2010 03:26 PM

This is one of those AutoCAD sneaky buggers that ended up killing a large portion of my day so I thought it worth sharing.


We do a lot of things to get the best performance with 3D models. I generate Oil and Gas processing plant models using CADWorx Plant Professional in AutoCAD. For the size of our projects, speed we have to work at, and drawing setup concurrent with model completion no other setup has been as effective as 3Dclip.


The problem I run into with 3DClip is that once my 3D model reaches a certain size I loose the visualization of my clipping boundaries. I can watch my viewport change as move the clipping plane but don't see a handy dandy line to show where exactly it is clipping.


Here's the fix I found. Options - System - Performance Settings - deselect wireframe display in the Degradation order section. Now if I could just get my front clipping plane to show up white, blue, yellow, or any color other than black given my black background! Anybody got any ideas there?    

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Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: Disappearing 3DClip Clipping planes

05-11-2011 02:27 PM in reply to: BrianKamerath4910

We solved the problem by changing the 3d parallel projection color to grey or white in the Options ---> Display ---> Colors.


But this still doesn't solve the reason some users have white and green clipping planes and others have purple and black clipping planes. I would like to know where to adjust these colors.

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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
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Re: Disappearing 3DClip Clipping planes

02-22-2012 09:53 AM in reply to: Bjschw44

I was having this issue and changed my Visual Style to Conceptual (then subsequently to Realistic) and the lines reappeared. (Note: mine are black and purple)

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Registered: ‎10-19-2012
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Re: Disappearing 3DClip Clipping planes

10-19-2012 07:24 AM in reply to: BrianKamerath4910

Thanks a bunch! This was the fix I required.

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