How to use Wipeout command in AutoCAD

By | October 24, 2017

Today AutoCAD tutorial – How to use Wipeout command in AutoCAD?

To creates a polygonal area that masks underlying objects with the current background color. The wipeout area is bounded by a frame that you can turn on or off. You can also choose to display the frame on screen and have it hidden for plotting.

How to activate Wipeout command?

->> WIPEOUT > Enter > …


WIPEOUT > Enter > F > Enter > On or Off or Display but not plot.

Determines whether the edges of all wipeout objects are displayed or hidden. Available Frames modes:

ON – frames are displayed and plotted.

OFF – frames are not displayed or plotted.

Display but not plot – frames are displayed but are not plotted.


WIPEOUT > Enter > P > Enter > Select a closed polyline > Yes or No

Determines the polygonal boundary of the wipeout objects from a selected polyline. And then CAD will ask you have to want to erase Polyline: Enter Y to erase the polyline that was used to create the wipeout object. Enter N to retain the polyline.

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One thought on “How to use Wipeout command in AutoCAD

  1. Wayne Bangert

    I use the wipe out feature for lots of blocks and bubbles. I ran into a problem when converting the drawing into a PDF. The PDF convert looks good but then I print the PDF the wipe out areas turn black and you can not tell what is what. This may be a PDF issue but what can I do to eliminate this?


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