Tipster Hayden Clarke discusses the frustration of AutoCAD's Pedit command and its time-consuming questions.
"This tip concerns one of my biggest frustrations. When you have a line or other object selected that you wish to convert to a polyline, and you type PE to convert it with the Pedit command, AutoCAD prompts you, 'Convert to polyline?' Answering is as simple as typing Y (for yes), but you obviously had every intention of changing it to a polyline, so there's no need for AutoCAD to ask in the first place. If you type PeditAccept and change the variable to 1, it will remove this prompt altogether, eliminating the pointless, frustrating questions!"
Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: I have always wondered why this system variable is there. It is one of the first settings I change when I install AutoCAD. I don’t want to type in Y (for yes) every time I edit an object with the Polyline Edit (Pedit) command. If any of the objects you selected are not polylines, the Pedit command will convert them to polylines, but it will ask you first. If you answer yes, the command continues. If you answer no, the command ends. It stands to reason that if you selected the objects, you wanted to convert them to polylines. This option does provide you a means of canceling the command before you convert the objects, but you can always use the Undo command if you make a mistake.