A closer look at Wipeout command of AutoCAD. Despite its great feature it always remained one the least used commands in AutoCAD. Here’s how to select them: WIPEOUT F (for frames) ON Now, all of your wipeouts have a frame around them that you can easily select and. In AutoCAD since version Info Command category: rendering. Help (): WIPEOUT. WIPEOUT command description: Creates a wipeout in the drawing.

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Despite its great feature it always remained one the least used commands in AutoCAD.

Translucent Wipeout

This command can be used in crowded drawings to mask the background wiipeout you can even create blocks with this command that always remain opaque to the background entities of the drawing. In this article I will try to explore features of this command with relevant examples where ever possible.

On selecting this command you will be prompted to specify points for your wipeout boundary, click at points in a region where you want to mask the background objects and press enter. In the image below I have used wipeout on the hatched wiipeout inside the rectangle to partially hide hatches.


To use an existing polyline start wipeout command and select polyline from command line and click on closed polyline from drawing area.

You will notice that command line will now prompt you to specify whether you want to delete the polyline or not which was used to wkpeout wipeout. Select yes or no if you prefer and your wipeout will be created. The wipeout frames behave dynamically, by changing geometry of wipeout frame the region inside wipeout will also change accordingly. To change visibility of wipeout frame you can also use Frames option from command line after invoking wipeout command as shown in image below.

Wipeout command in AutoCAD

Using wipeout feature you can create blocks that can always hide objects behind it. To create such type of blocks you need to first create a simple block and then add a wipeout boundary behind it.

In this case we already have a block so in wileout to edit it double click on the block to go to block editor.


Now select wipeout command from expanded draw panel of home tab and draw a frame enclosing this block completely. You will notice that the block hides behind masking, to make it visible again select all objects of blocks even in hidden state you will be able to select objects of block then right click go to Draw Order and select Bring Above Objects from contextual menu.

Your cursor change into a pick box, select wipeout boundary and press enter. You will notice that now block becomes completely visible, close block editor after saving your block.

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Now whenever you enter this block over crowded drawings it will always hide underlying geometries. Your email address will not be published.

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