Use this dialog box to
trim objects at a specified boundary, excluding either what is inside
the boundary (Trim Inside Boundary), or what
is outside (Trim Outside Boundary). The
trimmed objects are created new in the current drawing and do not
retain links to their source drawings.
|Trim Inside / Trim Outside
|Given some drawing data...
|And a trim boundary...
|Trim Inside looks like this...
|And Trim Outside looks like this...
Specify what to use as
- Reference Last Query Boundary
Use the last spatial
boundary that was referenced in a query.
- Select Boundary
Use an existing object
as the boundary. Click Select to
select a closed polyline or circle for the boundary.
- Define Boundary
Use selected points to
specify the boundary. Click Define to
select at least three points for the boundary. The boundary cannot
Objects to Trim
Select the objects to
- Select Automatically
Trim all objects within
or crossing the boundary.
- Select Manually
Trim only selected objects.
Click Select to select the objects
- Filter Selected Objects
Select only objects that
are on the specified layers or blocks. These filters are used for
both automatic and manual selection.
- Filter On Layers
Trim only objects on
selected layers. Click Layers to
select from the layers in the current drawing. If circle objects
cross the selected boundary, they are converted to arcs before they are
Set rules for the trim
- Trim Inside/Outside Boundary
Specify whether to trim
all objects inside the specified boundary and cut a hole in the drawing,
or whether to trim all objects outside the boundary and create a
- Skip Topology Objects
Protect topology data.
Objects with topology data are not trimmed.
- Retain Object Data
Duplicate object data
and external database links on each piece of the trimmed object.
If you clear this option, the data remains attached only to the
Objects That Cannot Be Trimmed
Specify what to do with
objects that cannot be trimmed, such as text.
Do not delete the objects.
- Reference Insertion Point
Delete an object only
if its insertion point is inside the area to trim.