Have You Tried: Creating Closed Boundaries Efficiently

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Have You Tried

The Boundary feature in AutoCAD can be used to create a closed polyline within or around a set of geometric objects.

The resulting polyline can be used to:

  • Calculate the area, perimeter, or geometric center of a room or a rotating cam or counterweight
  • Create an outline of a building to use on a site plan or start a foundation plan
  • Create a 3D object from the 2D polyline by extruding, revolving, or sweeping the 2D profile

Create Boundaries AutoCAD

Create boundaries AutoCAD

Discover easy ways to create closed polylines or regions based on the boundaries of geometric objects by following the step-by-step examples in the HaveYouTried:CreateBoundariesEfficiently 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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