Change Polyline Origin and Direction

Change Polyline Origin and Direction

Win32 and 64, English

Pencil 9
This plug-in can be used with Autodesk® AutoCAD® to change the origin of a closed lightweight 2D Polyline as well as the direction.

General Usage Instructions

This app is a great solution when it is important to maintain precise control of the origin and direction of a boundary defined by a closed polyline.  

If each vertex of a polyline represents a physical point and a report will be extracted from the polyline (i.e. Legal Descriptions) it can be very important to specify what the first point in the report should be.  

Also, you may want to have the direction of the polyline be reversed to properly order the points.  

This app will allow you to control the origin of a polyline as well as the direction without losing any XDATA that may be associated with the vertex points.  

Also, using the reverse functionality will not shift the origin of the Polyline, the origin will remain as assigned but the order of the polyline vertices will be reversed.  

This app will handle the polylines with curved segments as well.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Change the origin and direction of a polyline


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

This app currently is only designed to function on closed lightweight 2D Polyline.

If XDATA is associated with a polyline it will be preserved.

Known Issues



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Author/Company Information

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Support Information

For any questions regarding this app please e-mail

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added 2020 and 2021 support


Added 2019 support (no change in version number)


Cleaned up Ribbon Panel in CUI


Initial Release

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