Exploding elements


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Exploding elements

In this lesson we are going to learn how to explode our geometry. Now the word explode sounds a little more exciting than what we will actually be doing. You see the explode command is used to convert compound objects back into their individual components. Let's take a look. On my screen I have some simple shapes. I created this geometry using the rectangular command. I created this hexagon using the polygon command, and I have also created a circle with some hatch. If I select this geometry, notice that AutoCAD treats this as a single object.

If I open up the property changer we can see the AutoCAD views this object as a ployline or a multisegmented line. The same is true for this hexagon. If I select this we can see that AutoCAD views this as a polyline. Finally, let's take a look at the hatch pattern. Even though it looks like we have a lot of line work here, if I select this, we can see that AutoCAD views this hatch as a single object. I am going to deselect this and let's ...

Exploding elements
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Exploding elements provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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