Express Tools: CLIPIT

I recently showed how to create an XCLIP for XREFs (found here) but today’s tip gives you some more options. The Express Tool CLIPIT will clip reference objects – not just XREFed drawings. It will work on the following objects:

  1.  Images
  2. Wipeouts
  3. XREfs/blocks

CLIPIT will also use round objects like circles and ellipses as the defining boundary whereas XCLIP will not.

Here’s how:

  • CLIPIT <enter>
  • Select the object that defines the clipping border (shown below = circle)
  • Select the reference object
  • Specify the arcs smoothness (like VIEWRES or WHIPARC) <enter>



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This entry was posted in Blocks, Manage, Modifying, TIPS, Wipeouts, XREFs. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Express Tools: CLIPIT

  1. Daniel Larkin says:


  2. Indrajeet says:

    wonderful, good tool

  3. grafis-media says:

    Wahhhh,, nw technique,,,, !!! thanksssssss

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