Create Wireframe Models

A wireframe model is an edge or skeletal representation of a real-world 3D object using lines and curves.

You can use a wireframe model to

Wireframe models consist only of points, lines, and curves that describe the edges of the object. Because each object that makes up a wireframe model must be independently drawn and positioned, this type of modeling can be the most time-consuming.

You can use the XEDGES command to create wireframe geometry from regions and 3D solids and surfaces. XEDGES extracts all the edges on the selected objects or subobjects.

Tips for Working with Wireframe Models

Creating 3D wireframe models can be more difficult and time-consuming than creating their 2D views. Here are some tips that will help you work more effectively:

Methods for Creating Wireframe Models

You can create wireframe models by positioning any 2D planar object anywhere in 3D space, using the following methods:

Wireframe modeling is a skill that requires practice and experience. The best approach to learning how to create wireframe models is to begin with simple models before attempting models that are more complex.