How Do I Get Rid of 2D Wireframe in AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is a powerful software used by architects, engineers, and designers to create detailed 2D and 3D drawings. While the wireframe view is helpful for visualizing the structure of your designs, sometimes you may want to remove the wireframe and focus solely on the objects themselves. In this tutorial, we will explore how to get rid of the 2D wireframe in AutoCAD.

Method 1: Changing Display Settings

If you want to temporarily hide the wireframe without permanently modifying your drawing, you can change the display settings in AutoCAD. Here’s how:

  1. First, open your drawing in AutoCAD.

  2. In the top menu bar, click on the “View” tab.

  3. Next, locate and click on “Visual Styles” in the “Views” panel.

  4. A drop-down menu will appear. From this menu, select “Wireframe“. This will change your view to a wireframe display.

  5. To remove the wireframe and return to a normal display, simply select “Realistic“, “Conceptual“, or any other visual style from the drop-down menu.

Method 2: Modifying Object Properties

If you want to permanently remove the wireframe from specific objects within your drawing, you can modify their properties. Here’s how:

  1. Select the object that you want to modify by clicking on it.

  2. In the top menu bar, click on the “Properties” tab.

  3. A panel will appear on the right side of the screen, displaying the properties of the selected object.

  4. Scroll down until you find the “Linetype” property. By default, it is set to “Continuous“.

  5. Click on the “Linetype” field and select “ByLayer” from the drop-down menu.

  6. This will remove the wireframe from that specific object. Repeat this process for any other objects you want to modify.

Method 3: Using Layer Properties

If you want to remove the wireframe from multiple objects at once, you can utilize layer properties. Here’s how:

  1. In the top menu bar, click on the “Home” tab.

  2. In the “Layers” panel, click on “Layer Properties Manager“. A new window will appear.

  3. In this window, locate and select the layer that contains the objects with wireframes.

  4. In the properties of that layer, find and modify the “Linetype“. Set it to “Continuous” or any other desired linetype that doesn’t display as a wireframe.

    • Note: If you have multiple layers with wireframe objects, you will need to repeat this process for each layer.
  5. Click “OK” to apply the changes and remove the wireframe from the selected objects.

By following these methods, you can easily get rid of the 2D wireframe in AutoCAD. Whether you choose to temporarily hide it using display settings, modify object properties, or utilize layer properties, AutoCAD offers flexibility in customizing your design view. Experiment with these techniques and find the one that suits your workflow best!