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Displays a shaded view of the model.

When you select a face on a model that is in shaded view, the entire face is highlighted.

To display a model in shaded view:

Click one of the following:

  • Display Style (Heads-up View toolbar),  Shaded

  • Shaded (View toolbar)

  •  View, Display, Shaded

You can control:

When in shaded view, the sketch plane is displayed as a translucent plane. This behavior is controlled by the Display plane when shaded option. Click Tools, Options, System Options, Sketch.

Related Topics:


Hidden Lines Visible

Hidden Lines Removed

Shaded With Edges

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