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Trim and Extend Polylines

Link
Expert
I wish we could trim and extend polylines (even adjusting would be cool).

It's not like I hate people saying '...well AutoCAD can do it...", but it is a common saying in my life.

I'm actually thinking of writing a song....

Cheers,
Link.
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Aussie John
Newcomer
I'll accompany you.

At least you can split polylines
Cheers John
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James Murray
Advisor
Aussie wrote:
you can split polylines
I wish you could split them with a non-infinite line.
James Murray

Archicad 25 • Rill Architects • macOS • OnLand.info

Anonymous
Not applicable
You beat me to it on this one but I'll add a couple of points that need airing.

I noticed that although I cannot trim polylines using line extras tools that it does not 'grey' out the commands in the menu AND when you explode the polylines so you can edit them easily they become unselected so you need to undo/redo to continue operations on them, the latter being less important but still annoying.

Aussie John wrote:
I wish you could split them with a non-infinite line.
That would be a very useful improvement.

Roolio

Anonymous
Not applicable
I posted a month ago a question what actually the use of polylines was - and I got answers that it behaved like an element and couldbe edited like a rubber-band, etc. Who needs a rubber-band or an element that cannot be trimmed?! Or adjusted? When inventing a new tool why not look at what the competition have had FOR YEARS? You can do it in AutoCad...

Anonymous
Not applicable
I also wish you could add segments to a polyline using Unify WITHOUT having to explode the original polyline first. For example, you can't unify two polylines into one, you have to explode both of them and then unify the lines.

giza
Booster
don't know if you tried it in AC 9 ,it works just fine
you can trim and extend (adjust) polylines with no problem
Gezim Radoniqi | Architect | BIM Manager @ 4MGroup
ArchiCAD user since version 6
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Dwight
Newcomer
Just did a "Unify" on a polyline.....
Dwight Atkinson

Djordje
Advisor
Jay wrote:
I also wish you could add segments to a polyline using Unify WITHOUT having to explode the original polyline first. For example, you can't unify two polylines into one, you have to explode both of them and then unify the lines.
Must be the US version ... but then, not - Dwight has it too.

Do your polylines touch?
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

Anonymous
Not applicable
Djordje wrote:
Must be the US version ... but then, not - Dwight has it too. Do your polylines touch?
My original post was from last May in the era of 8.1. The polyline tool and editing commands in AC9 are great!

Dwight
Newcomer
Duh.
Dwight Atkinson

Anonymous
Not applicable
Do we have to wait to version 10 to have a 3D-polyline?

Djordje
Advisor
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

Anonymous
Not applicable
Jay wrote:
I also wish you could add segments to a polyline using Unify WITHOUT having to explode the original polyline first. For example, you can't unify two polylines into one, you have to explode both of them and then unify the lines.
yeah,it is real problem~~

Erika Epstein
Booster
Never having used a cad program other than archicad, it has taken me a while to warm up to the polyline.

Now, I use it for
-cut lines as the end pieces can be easily stretched and the rest stays together; I keep them in my templates especially details
- and other items that I can advantage of them staying in a sense 'grouped' because I drew them with a polyline rather than a multi-segmented regular line. The pieces stay together even when I have the group feature suspended.

More and more I find it quite useful.

For what other purposes have y'all found it useful?
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
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Djordje
Advisor
kliment wrote:
Do we have to wait to version 10 to have a 3D-polyline?
ArchiForma ...
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

Djordje
Advisor
byewind wrote:
Jay wrote:
I also wish you could add segments to a polyline using Unify WITHOUT having to explode the original polyline first. For example, you can't unify two polylines into one, you have to explode both of them and then unify the lines.
yeah,it is real problem~~
Works in 9 ...
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

Anonymous
Not applicable
Djordje wrote:


ArchiForma ...


I know of ArchiForna, Djordie, I was talking about ArchiCAD! I think any CAD application nowadays which has polyline would have a 3d version of it too!

For example in Max there are no difference between 2d and 3d polylines and lines!

Anyway, the ArchiForma polyline and 3d polyline are too rough to use. I still swith to Max or Autocad when I need to use any.

Darren_Kilker
Participant
So in AC23 Trim works for a polyline, but we are still waiting for the Extend. We can edit, and joint with other polylines but still can't extend. If there is a way to extend I haven't found it.

I avoid using lines, hate them! Polylines are grouped by design.

Another wish waiting for 15 years to happen.

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
Granted in AC24
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