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Breaking a line into two

You can break a line or other object into two objects without any space between them using the BREAK command. Start the BREAK command, select the object, , use the First point option and pick the point where you want to break the object. At the Specify second break point: prompt, type @ and press Enter. You probably know that @ means last point picked, so AutoCAD breaks the object at the first point you picked and it becomes two objects. You can’t see the different until you try to select one of them.

Eric Fransen emailed in a nice macro for this that you can put on a toolbar button:


Alan Praysman sent me a nice AutoLISP routine that he wrote that uses a single click to specify the object and the break point. Because it allows object snaps, you can pick the right point easily. Download the file (zipped).

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Ellen Finkelstein

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