Trims objects to meet
the edges of other objects.
To trim objects, select
the boundaries. Then press ENTER and select the objects that you
want to trim. To use all objects as boundaries, press ENTER at the
first Select Objects prompt.
Current settings: Projection
Edge = current
Select cutting edges...
Select objects or <select
all>: Select one or more objects and press ENTER, or
press ENTER to select all displayed objects
Select the objects that define the cutting edges
to which you want to trim an object, or press ENTER to select all
displayed objects as potential cutting edges. TRIM projects the
cutting edges and the objects to be trimmed onto the XY plane
of the current user coordinate system (UCS).
NoteTo select cutting
edges that include blocks, you can use only the single selection,
Crossing, Fence, and Select All options.
to trim or
to extend or [
an object to trim, hold down SHIFT and select an object to
extend it instead, or enter an option
Specify an object selection method to select
the objects to trim. If more than one trim result is possible, the
location of the first selection point determines the result.
Object to Trim
Specifies the object to trim. The prompt for
selecting the object to trim repeats so you can trim multiple objects.
Press ENTER to exit the command.
Shift-Select to Extend
Extends the selected objects rather than trimming
them. This option provides an easy method to switch between trimming
Selects all objects that cross the selection
fence. The selection fence is a series of temporary line segments
that you specify with two or more fence points. The selection fence
does not form a closed loop.
Specify first fence
point: Specify the starting point of the selection
Specify next fence
point or [Undo]: Specify the next point of the selection fence
or enter u
Specify next fence
point or [Undo]: Specify the next point of the selection fence,
enter u, or press ENTER
Selects objects within and crossing a rectangular
area defined by two points.
Specify first corner: Specify
Specify opposite corner: Specify
a point at a diagonal from the first point
NoteSome crossing selections
of objects to be trimmed are ambiguous. TRIM resolves the selection
by following along the rectangular crossing window in a clockwise
direction from the first point to the first object encountered.
Specifies the projection method used when trimming
Enter a projection
option [None/Ucs/View] <current>: Enter an option or press ENTER
Specifies no projection. The command trims only
objects that intersect with the cutting edge in 3D space.
Specifies projection onto the XY plane
of the current UCS. The command trims objects that do not intersect
with the cutting edge in 3D space.
Specifies projection along the current view direction.
The command trims objects that intersect the boundary in the current
Determines whether an object is trimmed at another
object's extrapolated edge or only to an object that intersects
it in 3D space.
Enter an implied edge
extension mode [Extend/No extend] <current>: Enter
an option or press ENTER
Extends the cutting edge along its natural path to
intersect an object in 3D space.
Specifies that the object is trimmed only at
a cutting edge that intersects it in 3D space.
NoteWhen trimming hatches,
do not set Edge to Extend. If you do, gaps in the trim boundaries
will not be bridged when trimming hatches, even when the gap tolerance
is set to a correct value.
Deletes selected objects. This option provides
a convenient method to erase unneeded objects without leaving the
Select objects to erase
or <exit>: Use an object selection method and press
ENTER to return to the previous prompt
Reverses the most recent change made by TRIM.