Bug introduced in 10.0 or earlier and fixed in 12.0

Boxed is an Option for Graph3D, however I cannot get it to work.

Graph3D[ButterflyGraph[3], Boxed -> True] 

does not draw a box

I can set it via:

SetOptions[Graph3D, Boxed -> True];
MemberQ[Options[Graph3D], Boxed -> True] (*test*)
(* True *)


But this does not work either.

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    $\begingroup$ You should probably report this to support; in the meantime, try Show[Graph3D[ButterflyGraph[3]], Boxed -> True]. $\endgroup$ – J. M. will be back soon Mar 14 at 5:55
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. Thanks; that converts it to a Graphics3D object ... pro's and con's but it works ... $\endgroup$ – Sander Mar 14 at 6:06
  • $\begingroup$ I reported this to Wolfram $\endgroup$ – Sander Mar 14 at 6:17

Using "Boxed" instead of Boxed works:

Graph3D[ButterflyGraph[3], "Boxed" -> True]

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Head @ %



"11.3.0 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (March 7, 2018)"

  • $\begingroup$ indeed it does ... however seems inconsistent with use of Boxed elsewere as well as other option settings for Graph3D ?? What am I missing? $\endgroup$ – Sander Mar 14 at 6:09
  • $\begingroup$ @Sander, you are right. $\endgroup$ – kglr Mar 14 at 6:10
  • $\begingroup$ and SetOptions[Graph3D, Boxed -> True] changes the defailt option setting ... $\endgroup$ – Sander Mar 14 at 6:10
  • $\begingroup$ okay, got it. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Sander Mar 14 at 6:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Sander, thank you for the accept. You should definitely report this to Wolfram. $\endgroup$ – kglr Mar 14 at 6:12

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