I would like to color various areas in a 2d landscape drawing in different
I seem to only be able to find information about changing line colors. Other
information seems to be about 3d models and i don't seem to be able to apply
it to a 2d surface. is there a way to color various areas in different
clours in a 2d drawing
ACAD is not really intended as a 'rendering' application, especially in 2D.
Depending on your printer, you might
be able to get something with some very clever and extensive hatching, but
I'd suggest picking up another application
which can accept vectors from acad but is designed as a graphics program,
like CorelDraw e.g.,
especially if you're going to do this frequently. (You've only got 255
colors in acad, 200 of them crappy.)
Even if you'll only do it once in a while, you could pick
up Corel Essentials for under $200 and, using HPGL plt files, you can get
vectors into that with a little extra work,
and you'll get their bitmap editor as well.
The later versions of AutoCAD do support true color now, so there is no
restriction on color choice.
For coloring areas, you will need to make sure the areas are enclosed, and
then hatch them using the solid fill pattern, which is available in R14 and
later I believe. If you have R2004 or later, you can hatch with a two color
gradient fill. Finally, if you have express tools loaded, you can use the
superhatch command, which can fill an enclosed area with tiled bitmap
images. Bear in mind that AutoCAD *still* is not really a presentation
program so all the above methods are not without their limitations.