Create a Flattened View

With the FLATSHOT command, you can create a flattened view of all the 3D solids and regions in the current view.

The resulting view is a block that is a flattened representation of the 3D model and is projected onto the XY plane. The process is similar to taking a “snapshot” of the entire 3D model with a camera and then laying the photograph flat. After inserting the block, it can be modified because the flattened view is comprised of 2D geometry. This feature is particularly useful for creating technical illustrations.

You’re not limited to setting up a particular view before using FLATSHOT. You can set up the drawing in an orthographic or parallel view.

A flattened view is generated with the following parameters:

NoteTo create profile images of 3D solids in paper space, use the SOLPROF command.