Changing the Length of Entities

Use the EditLength command to change the length of linear or curved entities and the included angle of Arcs. You can lengthen or shorten Lines, open PolyLines, Arcs, elliptical Arcs, and open Splines.

Unlike the Extend and Trim commands, EditLength works without a boundary edge. It extends or trims an entity to a specific value or a ratio of its original size. You can also use dynamic dragging to change the length of entities. The command changes the length of an entity in its existing direction and at the end point closest to the selection point.

To change the length of an entity:

  1. Click Modify > Change Length (or type EditLength).
  2. In the graphics area, select an entity or specify an option:
  3. Change the length of more entities or press Enter.


Command: EditLength

Menu: Modify > Change Length

Related Topics

Extending Entities

Trimming Entities