Stretching elements


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Stretching elements

When a design changes, you may be tempted to erase your line work and start over. Most of the time though erasing isn't necessary. It can actually be faster to edit the geometry that you already have. In this lesson, we are going to look at the Stretch command. Stretch allows us to modify geometry by pushing and pulling it into any shape we need. On my screen I have an abstract example. I've got a shape that's 39" wide, it has a 5" notch that's been cut into it, 14" from the right side.

Let's say that I would like to add 3" to the right side of this object. Well, rather than offsetting and extending and trimming, it would be much faster to come up to the Modify panel and launch the Stretch command. The trick to using Stretch is selecting your objects using a crossing window. I am going to click down here to lower right and I will pull up and create a crossing window around the endpoints that I want to move. Essentially, the Stretch com...

Stretching elements
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Stretching elements provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

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