Trim and Extend like PRO!

Trim and Extend like PRO! AutoCAD Tips

Trim and Extend at the speed of light!

Today I am going to share with you a little trick that I really like using!

Trim and Extend are both very, very useful commands and drafters usually use them several times a day! They accelerate drafting speed significantly, can you imagine having to trim 5 lines and manually moving their vertexes, this would be Big Pain!

However you can extend their usage even more.  Suppose we need to trim and extend several objects it is possible to do it by using two separate commands “trim” and “extend‘.Here we can do it with a single command:

  • Type “trim” (or extend) and select the line over which the objects needs to be trimmed or extended in our case – Wide magenta line.Trim and Extend like PRO! AutoCAD Tips
  • If you have selected trim command then trim lines below our base line, the result should be expected
    Trim and Extend like PRO! AutoCAD Tips   Trim and Extend like PRO! AutoCAD Tips
  • FUN part! Now we will extend all the lines above our base line, to do that just press SHIFT  key and then select the lines that needs to be extended! And the result is great!
    Trim and Extend like PRO! AutoCAD Tips   Trim and Extend like PRO! AutoCAD Tips

We managed to use 2 commands by typing only one and saving some precious time!

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