Polyline Command in AutoCAD – Illustrated Explanation

In this article, we will show how to use the Polyline command in Autocad. Also, the Polyline command is a very time-saving and useful command that you can draw successive lines and arcs without closing from the command in Autocad. And then, obtaining the successive lines in Autocad in this manner saves a very good amount of time compared with other commands.

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How to Use Polyline Command in Autocad?

Firstly, to obtain consecutive lines with the Polyline command, click on the Polyline command as shown by the green arrow above in Autocad.

After entering the Polyline command, specify the first point or starting point of the consecutive lines as shown above in Autocad.

Secondly, after specifying the next point of the first line segment of Polyline, you can select the Arc to go on to the drawing with the arc by right-clicking the mouse in the Autocad drawing scheme.

For example, we drew our arc right after the line segment in the Polyline command as shown by the green arrow above. After that, you can select the Close to finish the Polyline drawing by closing the line drawing as below.

And then, the drawing is closed with the Polyline command.

Also, you can click on the Center from the Polyline menu to create a circle directly connected to the Polyline.

By entering a Radius value or specifying the center point of the circle, you can obtain a circle right after the Polyline that was created in Autocad.

Different Polyline Options

Also, you can go on to your drawing Polyline as shown by the above selections.

Direction: You can create an arc that tangents to the line that you will create after entering the Direction selection in Polyline.

Halfwidth: You can enter a starting width and ending width of the drawn line after clicking on the Halfwidth.

Line: You can go on to your Polyline as linear lines by clicking on it.

Radius: You directly enter a Radius value to go on with the arc to draw Polyline.

Undo: You can undo the last step that you created with Polyline.

Width: You directly enter a width value of the curve that you will create after clicking on the width in Polyline.

Second pt: You can go on to Polyline by drawing 3 point arc after clicking on this.

So, creating Polylines is very easy in Autocad like that, and you need aware that the Polylines that are created are connected as one object as shown below in Autocad.

Connected line segments of Polyline geometry in Autocad.


Above all, the use of the Polyline command in Autocad is very simple like above.

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NOTE: We use all the screenshots and images for educational and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of Autocad.

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