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Cantafford
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How to delete one(or more) of a rectangle's lines

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12-08-2012 03:04 AM

How can I delete one of the rectangle's lines? When I try selecting only one line I can't do it unless I select the entire rectangle. Help please.

For example in this photo I would like to delete line AB:

[IMG]http://i49.tinypic.com/11a9uzm.jpg[/IMG]

Hi,

 

if your rectangle is of type POLYLINE then it's one object. To separate the polyline into it's segments you may use command _EXPLODE, then each of the segments will a be separate line and may be deleted piece by piece.

(just to make sure: to move that object, when it's exploded, makes it necessary to select each of the pieces :smileywink: then )

 

- alfred -

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: How to delete one(or more) of a rectangle's lines

12-08-2012 03:18 AM in reply to: Cantafford

Hi,

 

if your rectangle is of type POLYLINE then it's one object. To separate the polyline into it's segments you may use command _EXPLODE, then each of the segments will a be separate line and may be deleted piece by piece.

(just to make sure: to move that object, when it's exploded, makes it necessary to select each of the pieces :smileywink: then )

 

- alfred -

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Cantafford
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Re: How to delete one(or more) of a rectangle's lines

12-08-2012 08:57 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Great thanks man!

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KLYPHY
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Re: How to delete one(or more) of a rectangle's lines

12-11-2012 06:50 AM in reply to: Cantafford

Since the Rectangle is a polyline, it is an Object. As an Object, it can trim itself. Here's how.

-Start the Trim command,

-Select the Rectangle,

-Hit "Enter" to end the selecting.

-Now, select any of the Rectangle's lines and they will disappear.

The remaining pieces are still Polylines.

Try it; you'll like it. -KLYPH

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