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Toggle Polyline Conversion
Tip# 3516 By Bachir Bekkaye On 25-Oct-2010
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Categories : Polylines
Software type : AutoCAD 2011
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Adjust the PEdit command settings to ignore or convert non-polyline objects.

Tipster Bachir Bekkaye has a helpful tip to try when you're using the PEdit command to convert objects into polylines in AutoCAD.

"If you are converting objects into polylines and you know you will always want to do so when using PEdit, then adjust this setting. Type peditaccept and press Enter, then at the Command prompt, type 1 and press Enter again."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: For me, this setting is a must. There are two options: on (a value of 0) and off (a value of 1). I prefer to keep peditaccept turned on (set to 1), but if you are worried about accidentally converting an object, leave it turned off.

The PEdit (or Polyline Edit) command can only edit polylines. If a non-polyline object is selected, AutoCAD will ask if you want to convert those objects to polylines. If your response is no, it will ignore all non-polyline objects. If your response is yes, AutoCAD will convert the non-polyline objects into polylines before editing them. Typically if you selected an object with the PEdit command you want that object to be a polyline, but if you selected the object by mistake, you might need to start over.


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Comment by Poppe,Jonathan
Posted on 2010-10-26 09:06:29
I'm running AutoCAD 2011, and I just discovered that, if you have peditaccept set to 1, then the OVERKILL command may not run properly. OVERKILL kept saying "Invalid option keyword" and not working. Turns out, as soon as I changed the peditaccept back to 0, OVERKILL started working just fine.
Comment by Cooper,Kent
Posted on 2013-10-08 12:00:02
[Same as Tip # 3683, "Turn Off PEdit Polyline Prompt" and Tip # 4182, "To Prompt or Not to Prompt — That Is the Variable."]
Comment by Cooper,Kent
Posted on 2013-10-18 13:25:07
[Also same as Tip #3126, "Use Peditaccept"]
Comment by Cooper,Kent
Posted on 2013-10-18 13:25:52
[...and correct my first comment -- that should be #3863]