AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible

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XPlode a block

You can use the EXPLODE command to break up the block into its components, but you don’t have control over layer, color, linetype, and so on. The XPLODE command gives you that control.

Here’s how it works:

Type xplode on the command line. At the Select objects: prompt, select one or more blocks. If you […]

Draw minor and clockwise arcs

When you draw an arc, the specifications that you provide may define two, rather than one arc — one minor (less than 180 degrees) and one major. The ARC command always draws the minor arc by default, in the counterclockwise direction.

For example, if you specify the Start, End, and Radius options, the center can […]