Create a flattened view
of the 3D solids and regions in the current view.
Create a Flatshot Object
the FLATSHOT command, you
can create a flattened, 2D representation of the 3D model projected
onto the XY plane. The resulting objects
can be inserted as a block or saved as a separate drawing.
The process is like taking
a photograph of the entire 3D model and then laying the photograph
flat. This feature is useful for creating technical illustrations.
The flatshot process
works only in model space. Start by setting up the view you want,
including orthographic or parallel views. All 3D objects in the model
space viewport are captured. Therefore, be sure to place the objects you
do not want captured on layers that are turned off or frozen.
As you create the block,
you can control how hidden lines are displayed by adjusting the
Foreground and Obscured Lines settings in the Flatshot dialog
box. For best results with mesh objects,
clear the Show box under Obscured Lines so that hidden lines are
that have been sectioned are captured in their entirety, as if they
had not been sectioned.
To create profile
images of 3D solids in paper space, use the SOLPROF
Modify a Flatshot Block
You can modify a flattened
view that has been inserted as a block in the same way that you
modify any other 2D block geometry.
To create a flattened 2D
view of a 3D model