POLYLINES

POLYLINES

Win32 and 64, English

APLUS
The POLYLINES add-in is used with AutoCAD® to modify closed polylines. You can unite, intersect, subtract, divide and trim closed polylines similarly to Boolean commands.

General Usage Instructions

The POLYLINES application integrates its user interface into AutoCAD ribbon panel and floating toolbar. To show application floating toolbar use APLUS_POLYLINES_MENU command in command line. All commands are accessible from floating toolbar. 

There are three basic methods of running application command: 

  1. Use AutoCAD > Plug-ins/Add-ins > POLYLINES panel > to access all commands.
  2. Use POLYLINES floating toolbar (if you wish to turn it on, type APLUS_POLYLINES_MENU command).
  3. Type the below commands listed in command section directly in AutoCAD command line.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

PLI

CREATES CLOSED POLYLINES FROM OVERLAPPING POLYLINES You can create a closed polyline from the common area of two intersecting closed polylines. APLUS finds the intersecting area of two polylines and creates new polylines from the common area. If there is no intersection, all selected polylines are deleted.

PLP

PURGES POLYLINE Select polylines to purge of needless elements such as doubled vertices. All elements to be deleted are highlighted in red.

PLW

CHANGES WIDTH OF POLYLINE To change width of polyline: 1. Select polyline. 2. Specify on-screen width.

ROPL

ROTATES SELECTED POLYLINE’S SEGMENT To rotate selected polyline’s segment: 1. Pick selected segment. 2. Specify new position.

PLD

DIVIDES CLOSED POLYLINE INTO PARTS BY ANOTHER POLYLINE Select a closed polyline that you want to subdivide, then select a closed polyline that is a divider. First polyline is divided into closed polylines.

PLS

COMBINES CLOSED POLYLINE BY SUBTRACTION Select one set of closed polylines you want to keep, then select another set of closed polylines you want to subtract. Polylines in the second selection set are subtracted from objects in the first selection set. New closed polylines are created.

MPL

MOVES SELECTED POLYLINE’S SEGMENT To move selected polyline’s segment: 1. Pick selected segment. 2. Specify new position.

PLC

CLOSES OPENED POLYLINE Select an opened polyline (or polylines) to enclose it.

PLT

TRIMS OFF CLOSED POLYLINE FROM ANOTHER POLYLINE Select one set of closed polylines that you want to trim, then select another set of trimming polylines. Polylines selected first are divided into segments while polylines selected second (trimming polylines) remain unchanged.

PLU

COMBINES CLOSED POLYLINES BY ADDITION You can combine two or more closed polylines into composite closed polyline (or polylines). The resulting composite polylines include the area enclosed by all of the selected polylines.

PLWS

CHANGES WIDTH OF POLYLINE’S SEGMENT To change width of polyline’s segment: 1. Select segment of polyline. 2. Specify on-screen width.

PLO

OPENS CLOSED POLYLINE Select a closed polyline to open it. The polyline gets opened by erasing its last segment (automatically).

PLR

RECTIFIES SELECTED POLYLINE’S SEGMENTS This command lets you check if polylines are parallel to the orthogonal grid. To rectify polylines select polyline’s segment(s). APLUS rectifies selected polyline’s segment (if nonparallel) and highlights in red. If selected polyline’s segment is vertical or horizontal APLUS does not modify the polyline and highlights it in green.

PLIN

GENERATES CLOSED POLYLINES FROM OVERLAPPING POLYLINES You can create a closed polyline from the common area of two intersecting closed polylines. APLUS finds the intersecting area of two polylines and creates new polylines from the common area. If there is no intersection, all selected polylines are deleted. PLI command is similar to this command, however this command modifies only polylines selected first while second polylines remain unchanged.

ALPL

ALIGNS SELECTED POLYLINE’S SEGMENTS To align selected polyline’s segments: 1. Pick polyline’s segment to be aligned. 2. Specify second object. First polyline will be moved and aligned to the second object while length of neighbouring segments will be adjusted.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Exchange Apps has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

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Known Issues

None

Contact

Company Name: APLUS
Support Contact: support@cadaplus.com

Author/Company Information

APLUS

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

15.042

Added 2016 support.

Bug fixed (PLM, PLRO, PLSC) - Thank you for your comments.

15.032

What's new:

ALPL - Align Polyline - now work with nested polyline

PLP - Polyline Purge - now works much better

Application now will work faster.

Bug fixed - Thank you for your comments.

15.012

Initial Release

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