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Setting Z-Plane and Thickness

Use the ZPlane command to set the elevation plane and thickness for new drawing entities:

  • ZPlane: Specifies the Z-coordinate for new entities in the current coordinate system when you enter XY-values for points. Usually, nonzero elevations act as temporary construction planes.
  • Thickness: Gives drawing entities height which makes them appear as 3D surfaces. Thickness is the distance the entity extrudes above or below its base elevation. A positive value extrudes upward. A negative value extrudes downward. A value of 0 applies no thickness.

You can apply thickness to these drawing entities:

  • Lines
  • Arcs
  • Circles
  • PolyLines
  • 2D Solids
  • Traces
  • Text

You cannot apply thickness to these entities:

  • Hatches
  • Dimensions
  • Ellipses
  • Splines
  • Regions

To define the Z-plane and thickness for new drawing entities:

  1. Type ZPlane at the command prompt.
  2. Specify an elevation for all new drawing entities.
  3. Specify a thickness for new drawing entities.

    The setting applies only to drawing entities that can have thickness.

To modify the thickness of drawing entities:


Command: ZPlane

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