Using the Boundary
Break option, you can break any objects that cross a given
line. This capability lets you save maps back to source drawings
with clean edges or plot maps without overlapping borders. It functions
like the AutoCAD BREAK command for a selected set of objects and
a polyline boundary.
Use the Boundary
Break command to break one map into three tiled sections. Move
your cursor over the image to see the results.
The text Thonon-les-Bains
remains in the central map because the text has a MiddleCenter justification
and insertion point.
- Breaks vectors and edge objects with
start and end points that straddle a cutting edge.
- Does not break objects such as blocks,
text, hatch patterns, and other objects with a single insertion
point that do not form edges; the insertion point determines which
map contains the object.
Specifying the Boundary
When breaking objects,
you can draw a boundary, choose one or more existing objects that
form a closed boundary, or use the save back extents of the active
source drawings as the boundary. Using save back extents combines the
extents of all active source drawings as the boundary.
The edges of the boundary
do not have to form a rectilinear shape. If you are breaking using
lines of latitude and longitude, the edges form a trapezoidal shape.
Retaining Object Data
You can also choose to
retain existing attached object data and links to external database
records on the objects created by the break.
Once the objects are
broken, you can save the data back to the source drawings.