Exploding Complex Objects

Use the Explode command to break a complex object into its component entities. You can explode Blocks and other complex objects like PolyLines, Hatches, and Dimensions.

Initially, you cannot edit the individual entities that make up a Block or other complex object. If you need to edit one of the entities comprising a complex object, you must explode it into its individual entities.

To explode complex objects:

  1. Click Modify > Explode (or type Explode).
  2. In the graphics area, select objects to explode and press Enter.

    The selected objects are exploded. You can edit the individual objects.

If attributes were attached to an exploded Block, the attributes are deleted. Instead, the attribute definitions appear.


Command: Explode

Menu: Modify > Explode