Have You Tried: Stretch and Lengthen Commands in AutoCAD

Stretch Lengthen Commands AutoCAD Feature

For the Have You Tried this month, we’re going to focus on a couple of commands that you might not be using very often, STRETCH and LENGTHEN. 

Have you ever needed to change the length of a line or arc after it was drawn? To do this, you might draw a temporary line, extend, or trim to it, and then erase the temporary line. Stretching and lengthening objects can help to reduce these steps.

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

  • Stretch multiple objects
  • Select objects with precision
  • Lengthen objects
  • Use grips to stretch and lengthen objects

Learn how to stretch and lengthen objects with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: The Strength and Lengthen Commands topic.

Stretch Command AutoCAD

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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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