Quick Reference

Creates evenly spaced point objects or blocks along the length or perimeter of an object.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tabDraw panelDivideNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: Draw  Point  DivideAt the Command prompt, enter divide.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select object to divide: Use an object selection method

Enter number of segments or [Block]: Enter a value from 2 through 32,767, or enter b

Number of Segments

Places point objects at equal intervals along the selected objects.

Use DDPTYPE to set the style and size of all point objects in a drawing.


Places blocks at equal intervals along the selected object. If the block has variable attributes, these attributes are not included.


Specifies that the X axes of the inserted blocks be tangent to, or collinear with, the divided object at the dividing points.


Aligns the blocks according to their normal orientation.

The illustration shows an arc divided into five equal parts using a block consisting of a vertically oriented ellipse.