The subject of this chapter is obtaining 2D drawings from 3D models. After the creation of a 3D model, 2D projections, sections, and details are common requirements.
For the creation and configuration of layouts, namely shortcut menus, the
PAGESETUP commands, namely shortcut menus, are suitable. To create viewports, we have the
MVIEW command and several tools to adjust their properties and scales. To control colors and lineweights, we apply plot styles and also may control layer properties per viewport. The
PREVIEW command allows verifying the print, and
PLOT finally prints the layout.
To create projection views and sections (not associative), we have the following commands:
SECTIONPLANE to obtain sections;
SECTION also to obtain sections (simpler but less flexible); and
FLATSHOT, to obtain projection views.
To end the chapter, we present associative views, which are linked to the 3D model.
VIEWBASE command allows you to create a base and projected views;