How to use -- and make your own -- visual styles
Tailoring Visual Styles is chock-full of learning how to use AutoCAD's visual styles system. In this PDF book you get to learn about the following stuff:
Guided tour of visual styles
Working with the Tool Palette, Dashboard, Visual Styles toolbar, and Visual Styles palette
Commands and system variables that affect visual styles
Coverage of the perplexing Background and Ground Shadow options
Two full-length tutorials on working with visual styles
130 figures and dozens of tips
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Table of Contents: Visual Styles in AutoCAD
Chapter 1 — Introduction to Visual Styles
The Wheres and Hows of Visual Styles, Visual Style Names, Plotting and Rendering Considerations. The Range of Visual Style Properties. Invoking Visual Styles, Visual Styles Toolbar and Menu 3D Terms.
Chapter 2 — Visual Styles on Tool Palettes
Trying Out Visual Styles, Visual Style: X-Ray, Visual Style: Sketchy, Visual Style: Shades of Gray. Visual Style Tool Palette Options. Changing Visual Styles on Tool Palettes. Adding Visual Styles to Tool Palettes.
Chapter 3 — Visual Styles & The Dashboard
(For AutoCAD 2007 and 2008 only) Touring the Visual Styles Control Panel. Toolbar, X-Ray Mode, Shadows, Face Colors, Tuning Dialog, Visual Styles Manager. Predefined Visual Styles. Face Styles, Face Styles, Facets or Smooth. Edge Styles, Facet Edges/IsoLines, Edge Overhang, Edge Jitter, Silhouette Edges. Hidden & Intersection Line Colors, Obscured Edges, Intersection Edges.
Chapter 4 — The Visual Styles Palette
Shortcut Menu Options. Face Settings, Face Style, Materials and Color, Toolbar. Environment Settings, Adjusting Shadows, Edge Settings, Edge Modifiers, Edge Modifiers Toolbar, Fast Silhouette Edges, Obscured Edges, Intersection Edges.
Chapter 5 — Tutorial 1: Creating Visual Styles
Step 1 — Determine Probable Parameters. Step 2 — Name the New Style. Step 3 — Fiddling With Properties, Fast Silhouette Edges — On, Edge Mode — Facet Edges, Crease Angle — 180, Face Settings — None, Obscured Edges — Off, Backgrounds — On. Step 4 — Sharing Via Tool Palette. Step 5 — Drawing Test.
Chapter 6 — Tutorial 2: Cui & Visual Styles
Adding Custom Vs-Commands. Catalog of Visual Style Commands in CUI
Appendix A — Command & Sysvar Summary
Related Commands. Related System Variables
Appendix B — Supported Graphics Boards