Trimming Entities

Use the Trim command to cut drawing entities precisely at the edges defined by one or more entities.

Use Lines, InfiniteLines, Rays, PolyLines, Circles, Arcs, and Ellipses as cutting edges to trim the selected entity. Blocks and Text cannot be trimmed or used as cutting edges. On Sheets, Viewports can be cutting edges.

When you select a PolyLine as a cutting edge, the command trims at its centerline.

To trim entities:

  1. Click Modify > Trim (or type Trim).
  2. In the graphics area, select entities to make up the cutting edge.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the graphics area, select the entity on the side that you want to trim or specify an option:
  5. After you select entities, the trimmed parts of the entities disappear.
  6. Press Enter.


Command: Trim

Menu: Modify > Trim

Related Topics

Extending Entities

Changing the Length of Entities