How to change 2D face color in AutoCAD

Wondering if it is possible to change the color of a face in AutoCAD without changing the color of the entire 3D object? Actually there is a command that allows you to do this.

Doing this, you can get a result like this (This is a box create thanks to the BOX command, as you can see, there is a blue face, a red face and a blue face)

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The image in AutoCAD looks like this

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If you would like to change a color of a face belonging to a 3D object in AutoCAD

Here is how to go about it, use the SOLIDEDIT command line.

  1. Type SOLIDEDIT in the command windows
  2. Write F when AutoCAD will ask you “Enter a solids editing option [Face/Edge/Body/Undo/eXit] <eXit>:
  3. Write L when AutoCAD will ask you “Enter a face editing option [Extrude/Move/Rotate/Offset/Taper/Delete/Copy/coLor/mAterial/Undo/eXit] <eXit>:
  4. Select the face you would like the color to change and hit ENTER
  5. A window will pop up allowing you to choose a color
  6. Press OK when you have chosen a color

A similar technique allow you to set a material to a 2D face in AutoCAD while rendering a 3D object. If you would like to change the material of a 2D face without applying this material to the whole 3D object in AutoCAD, you will need to use the command below.

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You can easily find this command in the 3D modeling interface

To apply a material to a 2D face

  1. Click on Face
  2. Select the 2D face
  3. Select the material in the Materials Browser

 

 

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