Have You Tried: Breaking Objects in AutoCAD

Breaking Objects Feature

We’re really excited for the Have You Tried this month: Breaking Objects. I know you’re thinking, why would I want to break objects?  Have you ever needed to break a linear or curved object to create a gap or at a specified location with no gap? Maybe you would like to change part of the linework to a different linetype, color, or layer.

Using BREAK or BREAKATPOINT is an efficient way to break a line or arc at a specified location creating two objects that can each have different properties.

In this Have You Tried, we’ll cover how to:

  • Break an object to add a gap
  • Break an object at a specified location with no gap
  • Break a circle
  • Break an object at a specified location and change its layer

Learn how to break linear and curved objects at specified locations to create and modify objects with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Breaking Objects topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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