Category Archives: Polylines

AutoLISP: ReOrder Polyline Origin

Taking into consideration the previous posts about determining the origin of a closed polyline, Finding the direction of a polyline and being aware that the REVERSE command will change the origin of a closed polyline – the LISP file in … Continue reading

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Reverse Polyline Moves Origin

Today’s tip is more of a “head’s up” to be aware of when using the REVERSE command on a closed polyline. The Reverse command will reverse the direction of selected objects. What is reversed is the direction or the order … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Polyline Direction preview

The simplicity of this routine is why I like it so much. You simply run the command and then select a polyline and it displays temporary arrows that show the direction of the polyline. Once you either zoom in or … Continue reading

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OFFSET Polyline True Distance – OFFSETGAPTYPE

The OFFSET command creates parallel copies of an object away from the original object. Here’s the scenario – You have an electrical drawing with limited space. You also have an oddly shaped electrical box that requires a 4 foot space … Continue reading

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AutoCAD Script – Overkill

The command OVERKILL in AutoCAD is useful in removing overlapping objects but some times you just want it to do its thing and move on without worrying about its settings. The Script today could be a starting point for you … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Fillet and Match PLINE Width

With the release of AutoCAD 2012 the JOIN command received some improvements. It will join all of the selected objects regardless of what type of objects they are (line, arc, polyline, 3Dpolyline, spline) and turn them into the most complicated … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Heal – Erase Block & Heal Polyline

Just like the previous post that heals lines, this routine will work on polylines. it will erase the selected block and then join the two polylines into one. Note: If the block is placed on a curved segment of a … Continue reading

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