Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Join and Break, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- We've talked about using the Join command…to join lines and arcs together to form polylines,…but there's a lot more that the command can do.…While if I select multiple objects, including lines…and arcs, I do get a polyline.…However, if I select two lines that are coplanar,…meaning that they lie on the same plane…at the same angle, like these two segments…here and here, the command Join will actually…join them together to form a single line segment.…I'll go up to Modify and Join.…
And now AutoCAD tells me that the two lines…have been joined into one, which I can see here.…The lines actually don't even have to be touching,…like my two segments here and here.…Again, I'll go to Modify and Join,…and now I have a single line segment.…Let's do the same thing with my arc that I have here.…Modify, Join and I'm asked which arcs…I want to join to my source arc…or I have the option to type in L as my shortcut…to close the arc.…
When it does this, it actually converts…the arc into a circle.…Here I have two separate arcs.…I'll do the same thing, Modify, Join,…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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