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srinivas.donthula
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Autocad 2009

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06-29-2010 06:04 AM

what is the technical difference between drawing a rectangle with a line command or by a polyline command

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Re: Autocad 2009

06-29-2010 06:20 AM in reply to: srinivas.donthula

4-lines vs. one Pline.

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06-29-2010 06:44 AM in reply to: pendean

OP try the RECTANGLE command (or rec on the command line) and then explore the options that appear on the command line...

 

Dean is right. Either rectangle (rec) or polyline (pl) will give you a single closed object, whereas the line command (L) will give you 4 objects that appear to be a rectangle. A single object is easier to manipulate than 4 separate ones. :smileywink:

I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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06-29-2010 04:04 PM in reply to: srinivas.donthula

When you need to extract information, such as slope, it's much easier to find with a line.

 

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06-30-2010 06:40 AM in reply to: scot-65

...then explode the rectangle at that point is all. Otherwise...

I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:

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