AutoCAD 2012 introduced a new style grid reminiscent of the old grid paper that I use to use before the days of computers. I spent many hours calculating and plotting out coordinates on a large piece of this paper affectionately called a “Chord Sheet” in the civil/survey industry. But I digress.
The solid lines worked well for that purpose but in AutoCAD if you have the grid on and use Polar Tracking, it sometimes is difficult to see. There is a command (SETVAR) that allows us to change the “look” of the grid. It is called GRIDSTYLE.
GRIDSTYLE has 4 settings from 0 to 4. Before you say that 0 to 4 is 5 settings, there is no number 3 setting. Here’s what they do:
0: Displays lined grid for 2D model space, Block Editor, 3D parallel projection, 3D perspective projection, and Sheet and Layout.
1: Displays dotted grid for 2D model space.
2: Displays dotted grid for Block Editor
4: Displays dotted grid for Sheet and Layout.
These settings are saved in the Registry so they are system wide not drawing specific.
Till next time.