How to Split Polyline into equal segments? How to Divide a Line into 3 parts? Can I split a circle into for example 5 arcs? How to Break a Polyline into 3? Is it possible to Break a line at an interval? Today we are answering these and every other question related to dividing objects in AutoCAD!
As an example, imagine you have a Fence and you need a column every 10 feet, how would you divide the object at 10 feet intervals?
Another Example will be, a Polyline needs to be split into 5 equal parts, how to split it?
AutoCAD has lots of tools built-in, luckily it has just the right tools we need to complete our tasks MEASURE and DIVIDE commands. By default, these commands use AutoCAD points to mark lengths. However, we can set them up to place blocks of our choice, they also provide the option to align our blocks to the polyline.
Note: If you decide to use point objects, it would be great to set up the point style first. If you are going to use blocks you will need to create one first, and be sure that the block’s insertion point is right where you want it to be!
The first command we are going to look at is DIVIDE, it places points or blocks Dividing our objects into equal parts. It’s important to notice that this command won’t affect the object in any way! To use it, follow the steps below:
The MEASURE command is similar to DIVIDE the difference is that it places the points (blocks) at an interval of your choosing. To use it, follow the steps below:
MEASURE and DIVIDE work great in most cases, however, if you want to Break the Object at specific intervals or into several segments, these Built-in commands won’t be enough. This can be done very easily with one small AutoLISP. Just follow the steps below:
Note: The Lisp can be used with Splines too, however, it will turn the Spline into a 2D Polyline with lots and lots of vertexes. How to Remove Polyline Vertexes (Remove Multiple Vertexes at Once!!)
Lisp is created by the great French guy Gilles, from cadxp.com. If you like the lisp and want to help the developer in his work feel free to contact him!
The only thing I decided to change is the prompt text because it was in French. All the explanations in Lisp info are written in French too.
Hope you find the advice useful!
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