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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After having had many problems trying to use the Wipeout command in AutoCAD, I have discovered some tips that make it easier.

I generally use the Wipeout command only in blocks. That way the draworder, at least for that block, remains consistent. Keep in mind that Wipeout will also affect lineweights. The wipeout is blocking some of the lineweight.

To fix this, I simply edit the block and send to back the wipeout using the Draworder command. The wipeout itself needs wipeour be on a layer that will plot, and that layer needs to be turned on. Within a block, I will put them on layer 0; that way they will be on the layer that they are inserted on and will therefore have all the attributes of that layer.

If I am using wipeouts on their own not in a blockthen I create a separate layer layer needs to be turned on and able to plot to put them on that will stand out from the rest of my drawing so that I can accad them more easily. Before plotting, I make sure that the wipeouts themselves will wipeouut plot by using the Wipeout command, selecting the frames option, and setting it to D, Display Frames but Do Not Plot. Sometimes the blocks containing wipeouts will not plot as wipeouts if placed on the same layer as information you are covering.


In CAD it will appear that the wipeout is working correctly, but when printed it does not. Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer R.

Wipeouts can be a little frustrating when you first start working with them. Depending on the situation, they may need to be on top of some entities but under other entities. These are some solid tips from Jessica to help make things work.

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Wipeout command in AutoCAD

User comments Comment by Shank,Brent. One other issue to add to your list I have found that when using wipeouts inside of a block, the draw order will get rearranged if the BSAVE command is used. To avoid this, I don’t save any blocks that I am working in manually but rather just close the block editor and click YES when asked if I want to save the block. For whatever reason, this seems to work.

For this reason, and all of the other reasons you have mentioned, we have abandoned using wipeouts altogether and now use solid hatch. The hatch is placed on a layer designated as wipeout that is set to plot and color , Basically you are plotting solid white hatch over what you want to wipeout. The other advantage to using hatch is that you are not limited to polylines with line segments and can hatch any closed object.

To draw a polyline around circles a neat quick way is to use the polygon command.

Tips for Using the Wipeout Command

Another neat, but not so quick, way of getting an actual circle to be a polyline is Draw the required size circle 2. Draw a polyline from the top quadrant of the circle to the bottom quadrant. Trim half of the circle to the polyline so that you are left with wipeut arc and the polyline.


Use the trim command to trim the polyline away so that you are left with just the arc, which is now a polyline. Mirror the arc so that the result is the original circle. Hows that for a Rube Goldberg approach? Another way to create polyline circle is to draw an arc on part of the existing circle, run the Pedit on the Arc and choose the CLOSE option, however the wipeout accepts closed polylines acadd line segments only.

We normally use the true RGB white hatch method mentioned above, keeping in mind that if the drawing is using named plot styles STB then the plot style for this layer must be set to “Normal”, or to a named plot style that plots in true white.

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Please check if you are already registered with any other Cadalyst application and enter your login information. Tips for Using the Wipeout Command. Object PropertiesDraw Order Wipeouts can be a bit frustrating, so here are some solid tips to help things work smoothly.