Polylines with PLINE command in AutoCAD

In a previous post I provided an introduction to basics in AutoCAD. E.g. I introduced zoom in AutoCAD, pan in AutoCAD, overlapping objects in AutoCAD and unit display settings in AutoCAD. I also created a simple line object in AutoCAD.

In this post I will draw a simple polyline. Polylines can e.g. be used for drawing contour lines in maps or for drawing process diagrams. You could also drawing circuit line son a circuit board with polylines.

You can create a polyline in AutoCAD by entering the PLINE command.

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Entering the PLINE command

You can select a starting point for the polyline and by default you can choose the next point to draw a straight line to the next point.

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Choosing next point after having chosen a starting point for the polyline

In that case, a straight line will be drawn to the next point. But you could also enter Arc and an arc would be drawn to the next point.

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Drawing an arc to next point in polyline

If, after e.g. having entered an arc you want to add another straight line, then enter Line and draw a straight line to the next point.

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Drawing straight line to next point in polyline

If your polyline is complete you can press ESC and your polyline is complete.

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