LENGTHEN
 
 
 

Changes the length of objects and the included angle of arcs.

Access Methods

Button

 Ribbon: Home tabModify panelLengthenNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Menu: Modify  LengthenNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Command entry: lengthen

You can specify changes as a percentage, an increment, or as a final length or angle. LENGTHEN is an alternative to using TRIM or EXTEND.

Select an object or [ DElta/ Percent/ Total/ DYnamic]: Select one object or enter an option

Object Selection

Displays the length and, where applicable, the included angle of the object.

LENGTHEN does not affect closed objects. The extrusion direction of the selected object need not be parallel to the Z axis of the current user coordinate system (UCS).

Current length: <current>, included angle: <current>

Select an object or [DElta/Percent/Total/DYnamic]: Select one object, enter an option, or press ENTER to end the command

Delta

Changes the length of an object by a specified increment, measured from the endpoint that is closest to the selection point. Delta also changes the angle of an arc by a specified increment, measured from the endpoint that is closest to the selection point. A positive value extends the object; a negative value trims it.

Enter delta length or [Angle] <current>: Specify a distance, enter a, or press ENTER

Delta Length

Changes the length of the object by the specified increment.

Select an object to change or [Undo]: Select one object or enter u

The prompt repeats until you press ENTER to end the command.

Angle

Changes the included angle of the selected arc by the specified angle.

Enter delta angle <current>: Specify an angle or press ENTER

Select an object to change or [Undo]: Select one object or enter u

The prompt repeats until you press ENTER to end the command.

Percent

Sets the length of an object by a specified percentage of its total length.

Enter percentage length <current>: Enter a positive nonzero value or press ENTER

Select an object to change or [Undo]: Select one object or enter u

The prompt repeats until you press ENTER to end the command.

Total

Sets the length of a selected object by specifying the total absolute length from the fixed endpoint. Total also sets the included angle of a selected arc by a specified total angle.

Specify total length or [Angle] <current>: Specify a distance, enter a positive nonzero value, enter a, or press ENTER

Total Length

Lengthens the object to the specified value from the endpoint that is closest to the selection point.

Select an object to change or [Undo]: Select one object or enter u

The prompt repeats until you press ENTER to end the command.

Angle

Sets the included angle of the selected arc.

Specify total angle <current>: Specify an angle or pressENTER

Select an object to change or [Undo]: Select one object or enter u

The prompt repeats until you press ENTER to end the command.

Dynamic

Turns on Dynamic Dragging mode. You change the length of a selected object by dragging one of its endpoints. The other end remains fixed.

Select an object to change or [Undo]: Select one object or enter u

The prompt repeats until you press ENTER to end the command.