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Trim and Extend command of Auto CAD

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TRIM command can be executed by following ways

Trim icon

Toolbar : From Modify toolbar click trim tool.

Trim

Menubar : Click Modify (menu) Ø   trim (option)

Trim

Trim:

You can cut a part of object using trim command. In trim command, first you need to select object for cutting edge. This object will be use as cutter/knife to cut any part of an object. After cutting edge selection, you are ready to cut off any part.

Follow the steps below to cut off any part  using trim command.

  1. Type tr and press double enter key () Command line used to execute the command)
  2. Click on  line which part you need to cutting edge .

before trim

You can select all objects in the drawing as cutting edge, if you press enter key after trim command executed (after step 1 above). So ignoring step 2 in above example will be the easy way to trim in most cases like .

After trim

Follow the steps below to cut off part like above example.

  1. From Modify toolbar click on the Trim tool. (Toolbar used to executed command)
  2. Press Enter Key to make all objects as cutting edge.
  3. Click on then parts on trim.
  4. Press Enter key to terminate the command .

EXTEND command can be executed by following ways

extend

Toolbar : From modify toolbar click Extend tool

extend

Menubar : Click Modify (menu) Extend (optional)

extend

Extend:

Using extend command any line object can be extend up to specified boundary. First you need to select object for boundary. After boundary selection, you are ready to extend any line with will touch the boundary.

Follow the steps below to extend like above example.

before extend

  1. From Modify toolbar click on Extend tool then enter press (Toolbar used to execute the command)
  2. Click on  line for boundary

You can select all objects in the drawing as boundary edge, If you press enter key after extend command executed (after step 1 above). So ignoring step 2 in above example will be the easy way to extend in most cases like

after extend

Follow the steps below to extend like above example.

  1. Type ex and press double enter key (Command line used to execute the command)
  2. select object which part you will extend.

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