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Introduction to AutoCAD® 2015: A Modern Perspective by Paul Richard, Jim Fitzgerald

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Chapter 9. Drawing and Editing Complex Objects

Chapter Objectives

Draw polylines with straight line segments

Draw polyline arcs

Create rectangles using two points

Make multisided polygons

Create solid and hollow donuts

Draw revision clouds

Edit polylines as a unit

Explode complex objects

Introduction

AutoCAD provides a number of complex line objects that consist of multiple segments but are treated as a single line with multiple points:

• Polyline

• Rectangle

• Polygon

• Donut

• Revision cloud

Complex line objects serve many different purposes and needs. Polylines allow you to define a closed boundary that can be used to calculate an enclosed area. Polylines are also used extensively to create contour lines on civil engineering ...

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