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AutoCAD Wipeout Command: Try It Now!

Are you new to the AutoCAD Wipeout command and feeling overwhelmed by all the command options and how to use them? Fear not! This blog post will guide you through the essential AutoCAD wipeout command, a handy tool for keeping your drawings clean and clutter-free. If you need to add wipeouts to arcs, circles, polylines with arcs, or non-closed polylines, check out the AutoMask Wipeout App at the bottom of this post.

What is a Wipeout?
Imagine you’re working on a detailed architectural drawing. Unnecessary elements like dimensions, text annotations, or unwanted geometry might distract from the main design. A wipeout acts like a digital eraser, masking these elements with the current background color, essentially hiding them from view.

Getting Started with Wipeout:

There are two main ways to access the wipeout command:

  • Ribbon Menu: Locate the “Annotate” tab on the ribbon. In the “Markup” panel, you’ll find the “Wipeout” button.
  • Command Line: Alternatively, type “WI” (the short alias for wipeout) into the command line at the bottom of your AutoCAD window and press Enter.

Creating a Wipeout:

Once you’ve initiated the wipeout command, AutoCAD will prompt you to specify points.

Command: WIPEOUT
Specify first point or [Frames/Polyline] :

Click around the perimeter of the area you want to hide, following your desired shape. Each click defines a corner point of the wipeout boundary. Double-click or press Enter to finalize the shape.

Understanding Wipeout Options:

While creating a wipeout, you will see the options [Frames/Polyline]. Frames are essentially the outline of the wipeout boundary. We will discuss the Polyline option in an upcoming post. Here’s a breakdown of your options:

  • On: This makes the frame visible, clearly distinguishing the hidden area from the rest of the drawing.
  • Off: The frame disappears, leaving only the hidden area visible. This can provide a cleaner look.

Editing Wipeouts:

Just like any other AutoCAD object, wipeouts can be edited after creation. Select the wipeout, and grips will appear at each corner point. Drag these grips to modify the shape. You can also use the “Properties” palette to adjust the fill color or assign the wipeout to a specific layer for better organization.

Wipeouts: Your Drawing’s Best Friend:

Mastering the wipeout command is a valuable skill for any AutoCAD user. It helps you present clear, concise drawings by hiding unnecessary clutter. So, the next time your drawing feels overloaded, remember the wipeout – a simple tool that significantly impacts your design communication.

Wipeout has a lot more to offer, so stay tuned for the next post.

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Introducing StoreFront App for AutoCAD 2024 LT

The StoreFront app is a powerful new tool that can help you save time and improve accuracy when creating storefront designs in AutoCAD 2024 LT. With the StoreFront app, you can easily create storefronts with a continuous string of single or double doors and windows. You can also customize your storefronts to meet your specific needs by choosing from a variety of door and window styles, sizes, and configurations.

The StoreFront app is easy to use. Simply input the desired specifications into the command-line interface, and the software will automatically generate the corresponding storefront design. This intuitive process reduces the risk of errors and increases the accuracy and efficiency of the design process.

If you are using AutoCAD 2024 LT, then I encourage you to try the new StoreFront app. It is a powerful tool that can help you save time, improve accuracy, and enhance creativity.

Here are some of the benefits of using the StoreFront app:

  • Save time: The StoreFront app can save you a significant amount of time by automating the process of creating storefront designs. This can be especially helpful for large or complex projects.
  • Improved collaboration: The StoreFront app makes it easy to collaborate with other team members on storefront designs. You can share your designs with others and get feedback quickly and easily.
  • Enhanced creativity: The StoreFront app gives you the freedom to be creative with your storefront designs. You can choose from a variety of door and window styles, sizes, and configurations to create a unique and eye-catching storefront.

If you are looking for a software application that can help you save time, improve accuracy, and enhance creativity, then the StoreFront app is a great option.

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Light Steel Framing Members: Now Available in 3D!

Our software, SoftDraft Light Steel Framing Members 3D, has been honored with the distinction of being a Featured App for AutoCAD Architecture_English users. This recognition places us among the top recommendations within this robust design platform.

Designed to enhance productivity, our tool empowers users to swiftly incorporate light steel framing into their models in AutoCAD Architecture_English. The results are precise and comprehensive representations of light steel structures that serve various applications from planning and construction to documentation processes.

User-friendly by design, SoftDraft Light Steel Framing Members 3D integrates smoothly with existing workflows in AutoCAD Architecture_English and supports an extensive array of light steel framing profiles. Its adaptability makes it ideal for diverse project requirements.

We take great pride in this achievement as it underscores our commitment to providing valuable resources for designers and architects using AutoCAD Architecture_English. We eagerly anticipate seeing the innovative ways professionals will employ SoftDraft Light Steel Framing Members 3D in crafting efficient designs using lightweight steel framing solutions.

In addition to our advanced 3D application, we also offer a version tailored for creating two-dimensional layouts:

Light Steel Framing 2D App