Additional editing operations
are available for changing the shape and display of polyline objects.
You can also join separate polylines.
can modify polylines in several ways using PEDIT, the Properties
palette, or grips including the following:
- Move, add, or delete individual vertices
- Set a uniform width for the entire polyline
or control the width of each segment
- Create an approximation of a spline called
- Display noncontinuous linetypes with
or without a dash before and after each vertex
- Change the orientation of text in a linetype
assigned to a polyline by reversing its direction
Join Polyline Segments
can join a line, an arc, or another polyline to an open polyline
if their ends connect or are close to each other.
If the ends are not coincident
but are within a distance that you can set, called the fuzz
distance, the ends are joined by either trimming them,
extending them, or connecting them with a new segment.
return to their original shape when joined. Polylines cannot be
joined into a Y shape.
the properties of several objects being joined into a polyline differ,
the resulting polyline inherits the properties of the first object
that you selected.
Modify a Segment Within
You can modify a segment
in a polyline using the MOVE, ROTATE, or SCALE commands. You select
the single arc or line segment, also called a subobject, within
a polyline by pressing Ctrl when you click it.
You can also use the
Stretch, Move, Rotate, and Scale grip modes to modify the polyline
segment. Properties of polyline segments such as color or linetype,
cannot be modified individually, but you can use the Properties
palette to modify the width of individual segments.
To modify a polyline
To reverse lines, polylines, splines,
To join polylines, splines, lines, and
arcs into a single polyline
To delete a vertex in a polyline
To taper the width of individual polyline