Creates and modifies visual styles and applies a visual style to a viewport.


The Visual Styles Manager is displayed.

If you enter -visualstyles at the Command prompt, options are displayed.

A visual style is a collection of customizable settings that control the display of edges, shading, background, and shadows of 3D solids and surfaces in the current viewport.

Note: In a script, the VISUALSTYLES command does not automatically suppress the Visual Styles Manager. You must use -visualstyles to display command prompts.

Enhanced 3D Display Performance

The Wireframe, Realistic, and Shaded visual styles provide enhanced 3D performance for pan, zoom, and orbit operations. Enhanced performance is also available for custom visual styles that use the following settings:

When VSFACESTYLE is set to 1 or 2 . . . System Variable and Setting
Shadows must be turned off VSSHADOWS 0
3D halo gap must be set to 0 VSHALOGAP 0
Silhouette edges must be turned off VSSILHEDGES 0
Intersection edges must be turned off VSINTERSECTIONEDGES 0
Facet edge style must be set to standard edges VSEDGEJITTER 0 or less
Transparency must be turned off for both individual objects and globally VSFACEOPACITY 100
Obscured (hidden) facet edges must be turned off VSOBSCUREDEDGES 0
Facet edge color must be set to "ByEntity" rather than "ByBlock" or a specific color VSEDGECOLOR ByEntity

For the Wireframe visual style, 3D enhanced performance is also subject to the following:

When VSFACESTYLE is set to 0 . . . System Variable and Setting
Obscured edges is turned on VSOBSCUREDEDGES 1
Obscured and visible edge colors must be the same VSOBSCUREDCOLOR = VSEDGECOLOR