To trim objects inside a boundary
- Open a drawing and attach the maps you
- Define and execute a query to retrieve
the objects to trim.
- Under Boundary,
select how to specify the boundary:
- Reference Last Query
Boundary — Use the boundary you used in the
- Select Boundary — Use
an object in the current drawing as the boundary. Click Select and
select the object to use. The object needs to form a closed area.
- Define Boundary — Use
a boundary you define. Click Define and
specify the boundary.
- Under Objects To Trim,
specify whether to select objects manually or automatically, and
whether to use only objects on selected layers.
- Under Trim Method,
specify whether to trim inside or outside the boundary. Specify
whether to exclude topology objects, and whether to retain object
data on the objects.
If you select Retain
Object Data, object data and external link data is duplicated
on each piece of a trimmed object. If data is not retained, it remains
attached only to the original location.
- Under Objects That Cannot
Be Trimmed, specify what to do with text, hatch patterns,
and blocks that cross the boundary.
- Click OK.
- To save the trim with your topology,
save your changes back to the source drawings.
To save the trim results
without modifying the original topology, save the changes to a new