Extending Entities

Use the Extend command to edit entities so they have common boundary edges. Extend expands parts of entities to the intended boundary edge, letting you close polygons precisely or extend entities to the proper boundary edge. As drawing a entity expands, they do not change direction. A Line remains a Line, and an Arc remains an Arc.

To extend entities:

  1. Click Modify > Extend (or type Extend).
  2. In the graphics area, select entities to make up the boundary edges.

    The Extend operation does not affect these entities.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the graphics area, select the entity to extend or specify an option:
  5. After you select entities, the selected entities are extended.
  6. If there is more than one way to extend an entity, the expansion of the selected entity occurs from the end point nearest to the pointer when you select the entity. If more than one boundary edge lies in the direction of the entity to extend, the entity is extended to the first boundary edge first. Clicking a second time continues the expansion to the second boundary edge.
  7. Press Enter.


Command: Extend

Menu: Modify > Extend

Related Topics

Trimming Entities

Changing the Length of Entities