What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? 3D Graphics Enhancements

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By Heidi Hewett

Welcome to the 13th (lucky you!) post in this “What’s New in AutoCAD 2017?” series. Weeks ago, I focused on the AutoCAD 2017 improvements to 2D graphics. But 3D graphics gets a boost, too: Improved stability and performance from a new 3D graphics subsystem. Now you can view and orbit large 3D models, with visual styles, and you won’t experience adaptive degradation. Previously, it would automatically turn off visual features during interactive display operations to maintain an acceptable frame rate.

Check out the AutoCAD 2017 3D Graphics enhancements video!

AutoCAD 2017 - 3D Graphics comparison.

3D graphics comparison between AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD 2017

The performance for 3D drawings has been improved overall, but especially for models with a large number of small blocks containing edges and facets. Use any 3D Navigation tools to experience the improved performance.

What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? The Adventure Continues….

Just two more! This is the thirteenth in a series of deeper dives into the top new AutoCAD 2017 features.

Next up in the What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? series: Coordination Model Enhancement

Previous topics covered include….

Want to see the entire series at a glance? Visit the “Blog Series: What’s New in AutoCAD 2017?” page.

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