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May 20, 2011

Wipeouts are unique entities that can help you hide areas of your drawing. They display with the current background color, so the details behind the wipeout do not display or print.

Wipeouts are similar to other entities — you can copy, mirror, array, erase, rotate,and scale them, and they can be used in both model space and paper space.

If you want to print the wipeout entities located in a drawing, you must print to a raster-capable printer. Note that in some cases you may have unexpected results when printing drawings that contain wipeout entities, for example, if printing on colored paper.

Drawing wipeouts using polygons and polylines

Wipeouts are created using existing polygons, closed zero-width polylines made up of only line segments, or new polylines that you draw while using the Wipeout command.

To draw a wipeout

  1. Choose DRAW > Wipeout.

  2. Specify the start point.

  3. Specify the endpoint of each segment.

  4. After specifying the last endpoint, press Enter.

Command line WIPEOUT

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Drawing without wipeout Drawing with wipeout

To create a wipeout using an existing polygon or polyline

  1. Choose Draw > Wipeout.

  2. Choose Polyline.

  3. Select the closed polyline to use for the wipeout.

  4. Choose one of the following:

  • Yes — Creates the wipeout and deletes the polyline used to create the wipeout.

  • No — Creates the wipeout and keeps the polyline used to create the wipeout.

Command line WIPEOUT


Turning wipeout frames on or off

Each wipeout has a frame along its boundary. Wipeout frames can be turned on or off for any drawing. When wipeout frames are on, you can select and modify wipeouts.You may want to turn off wipeout frames when it's time to print.

To turn wipeout frames on or off

  1. Choose Draw > Wipeout.

  2. Choose Frames.

  3. Choose On or Off.

Command line WIPEOUT

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Wipeout frames turned on Wipeout frames turned off

Commands Reference

WIPEOUT: Wipeouts the objects inside the specified area

System Variables Reference

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