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Shaded Views

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The Shaded tool toggles 3D model faces and 2D drawings between Shaded mode and Hidden Lines Removed (HLR). You can also choose to show edges in Shaded mode.


Shaded with Edges

Hidden Lines Removed

To toggle between shaded and HLR display mode:

Click Shaded or View, Shaded.

To toggle edges in shaded mode:

Click View, Show Edges when Shaded.

Initial State

Type of File

Shaded Mode

Show Edges when Shaded

*.sldprt, *.sldasm

ON if file saved in Shaded or Shaded with Edges mode

ON if file saved in Shaded with Edges mode

*.eprt, *.easm (published from SolidWorks 2007 or later)

ON if in Shaded or Shaded with Edges mode when published

ON if in Shaded with Edges mode when published

*.eprt, *.easm (published from SolidWorks 2006 or earlier)


*.slddrw, *.edrw


Not available


When documents are saved from SolidWorks eDrawings as eDrawings part or assembly files, the shaded state is remembered; the state of Show Edges when Shaded is not remembered.

Related Topics

Creating eDrawings Files


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