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Grip-Edit a Polyline
Tip# 4144 By Leonid Nemirovsky On 24-Jun-2013
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Categories : 2D Editing
Software type : AutoCAD 2014
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This tip shows ways to create new vertexes in a polyline, stretch a segment, and more.

Tipster extraordinaire Leonid Nemirovsky shares a tip for working with polylines in AutoCAD.

“Select a polyline (can be multi-segment) so you can see its grips. Select the center grip; press the Ctrl key (that will break a pline segment in two without exploding the pline); press the Ctrl key again and it will convert the segment of pline into a pline arc. Press Ctrl once more and it will again be a straight segment.

“Try this same trick on a pline arc segment; the result may surprise you. The trick also works with hatching (see below)."

Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer Brian Benton: More recent versions of AutoCAD have the ability to grip-edit polylines — I don’t mean just moving the vertexes around, either. This tip shows ways to create new vertexes in a polyline, stretch a segment, and more. Select a polyline; then select a midpoint grip to make it “hot.” Pressing the Ctrl key will toggle different options, allowing you to grip-edit the polyline by adding a new vertex, stretching the segment, or converting the line segment to an arc segment. If it’s an arc, AutoCAD will convert it to a line. You can do the same thing without making a grip hot: Select the polyline and hover over the grip.

 

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Comment by Viscetto,Michael
Posted on 2013-06-24 17:05:21
This is a pretty cool tip. I have discovered many useful ways to use a polyline, usually from actually reading the command line options while in the command, but have never ran across this one before. Thank you
Comment by Viscetto,Michael
Posted on 2013-06-24 17:05:24
This is a pretty cool tip. I have discovered many useful ways to use a polyline, usually from actually reading the command line options while in the command, but have never ran across this one before. Thank you
Comment by Viscetto,Michael
Posted on 2013-06-24 17:05:33
This is a pretty cool tip. I have discovered many useful ways to use a polyline, usually from actually reading the command line options while in the command, but have never ran across this one before. Thank you


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