Boundary Creation Dialog Box
Quick Reference

Defines the object type, boundary set, and island detection method for creating a region or polyline using a specified point within an area enclosed by objects.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tabDraw panelBoundaryNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Menu: DrawBoundaryNot available in menus in the current workspace.
 Command entry: boundary

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

Pick Points

Determines a boundary from existing objects that form an enclosed area around the specified point.

Island Detection

Controls whether boundary detects internal closed boundaries, called islands.

Object Type

Controls the type of the new boundary object. boundary creates the boundary as a region or a polyline object.

Boundary Set

Defines the set of objects boundary analyzes when defining a boundary from a specified point.

Current Viewport

Defines the boundary set from everything in the current viewport extents. Selecting this option discards any current boundary set.


Prompts you to select the objects that define the boundary set. boundary includes only the objects that can be used to create a region or closed polyline when it constructs the new boundary set.

For more information about the options in this dialog box, see HATCH.