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Regenerates a 3D wireframe model with hidden lines suppressed.

Access Methods


 Menu: View  HideAt the Command prompt, enter hide.


When you use VPOINT or VIEW to create a 3D view of your drawing, a wireframe is displayed in the current viewport. All lines are present, including those hidden by other objects. HIDE eliminates the hidden lines from the screen.

HIDE considers the following to be opaque surfaces that hide objects: circles, text, regions, wide polyline segments, the extruded edges of objects with nonzero thickness, 2D solids, and (when working with AutoCAD drawings) 3D solids, traces, 3D faces, and polygon meshes.

If they are extruded, circles, solids, traces, and wide polyline segments are treated as solid objects with top and bottom faces. You cannot use HIDE on objects whose layers have been frozen; however, you can use HIDE on objects whose layers have been turned off.

To hide text created with MTEXT or TEXT, the HIDETEXT system variable must be set to 1 or the text must be assigned a thickness value.

When using the HIDE command, if the INTERSECTIONDISPLAY system variable is on, face-to-face intersections of 3D surfaces are displayed as polylines.

If the DISPSILH system variable is on, HIDE displays 3D solid objects with silhouette edges only. It won't show the internal edges produced by objects that have facets.

If the HIDETEXT system variable is off, HIDE ignores text objects when producing the hidden view. Text objects are always displayed regardless of whether they are obscured by other objects, and objects obscured by text objects are unaffected.