Overview of Shaded Viewport Plotting

The options for shaded viewport plotting give you a large degree of flexibility in conveying your three-dimensional designs to others. You can convey your design intent by choosing how viewports are plotted and by specifying resolution levels.

With shaded plotting options, you can choose whether to plot a set of shaded objects as displayed or in wireframe, hidden mode, a visual style, or rendered. Shaded and rendered viewports are plot-previewed, plotted, plotted to file, and published with full shading and rendering.

You can use realistic plots in your presentations by plotting viewports as they are displayed on the screen or otherwise.

Shaded viewport plotting options apply to all objects in viewports and model space. If you use the Shaded or Rendered options plot style tables included in the page setup do not affect plots. If you use the Render option, two-dimensional wireframe objects, such as lines, arcs, and text, are not plotted.

NoteShaded viewport plotting requires a raster-capable device. Most modern plotters and printers are raster-capable devices.