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Increasing resolution of shaded documentation view in AutoCAD.

A - answer When creating a shaded documentation view on a 3D model (e.g. with the VIEWBASE command) AutoCAD uses the default resolution of 100dpi. If you want to increase the resolution (display precision, smoothness) of your shaded view - to get rid of jagged, stepped edges - set a higher dpi value.

Before you create the doc.view, run the dialog "View standard" (the command VIEWSTD or ribbon Layout > Styles and Standards > dialog arrow) and in the "Shaded view quality" list set 200 or 300 dpi.

Compare two overlaid shaded views on a cylinder solid, with different dpi quality (50/300dpi):

For general 3D viewports in layouts you can use the FACETRES setting to set resolution.

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6.5.2013    6561x  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2014 · AutoCAD 2013 ·

See also:
Tip 7424:Converting bitmaps to 3D NURBS surfaces (engraving images).

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