How Do I Get Out of 3D Mode in AutoCAD?

Are you stuck in 3D mode in AutoCAD and can’t figure out how to switch back to 2D? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to get out of 3D mode and return to the regular 2D workspace in AutoCAD.

Method 1: Using the Ribbon

If you prefer using the Ribbon interface in AutoCAD, follow these simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Look for the Workspace Switching dropdown menu located on the Quick Access Toolbar. It usually displays the current workspace name.
  2. Step 2: Click on the Workspace Switching dropdown menu and select “Drafting & Annotation” from the list. This option will switch you back to the default 2D workspace.

Method 2: Using the Command Line

If you are more comfortable using commands, here’s an alternative method using the command line:

  1. Step 1: Type “PLAN” into the command line and press Enter.
  2. Step 2: AutoCAD will prompt you to specify a new value for PLAN. Type “WORLD” and press Enter.
  3. Step 3: Congratulations! You have successfully switched back to the default 2D workspace.

Troubleshooting Tips

If neither of these methods work for you, try one of these troubleshooting tips:

  • TIP 1: Check if your drawing is set to a specific 3D visual style. To change it, type “VSCURRENT” into the command line, press Enter, and select “2D Wireframe” from the list.
  • TIP 2: Reset AutoCAD to its default settings by typing “OPTIONS” into the command line and pressing Enter. In the Options dialog box, click on the “Profiles” tab and select “Reset” from the available options.

With these methods and troubleshooting tips at your disposal, you can easily switch out of 3D mode in AutoCAD and resume working in the familiar 2D environment. Now you can continue creating amazing designs with ease!