Lesson 4 – Line Drawing Command, Pline, Mline in Autocad

In the previous article, Taimienphi.vn introduced you to the Move, Copy, Erase, Explode commands in AutoCAD. The next article below Taimienphi.vn will introduce you the drawing commands of Line, Pline, Mline in AutoCAD.

Unlike other drawing commands in Autocad, Line drawing commands also provide limited options, including a Close option to create an additional segment from the first point you selected while running the current command and an option. Select Undo to delete the most recently drawn segment. You can repeat the Undo option when starting to run the current command.

Refer to the article AutuCad command including drawing commands Line, Pline, Mline in Autocad below of Taimienphi.vn to learn details of drawing commands in Autocad.

1. Line drawing command in Autocad

Follow the steps below to use the Line command in Autocad:

Step 1: Run the Line command by clicking Line button on the Draw panel on the Riboon bar, or alternatively enter L then click Enter.

Step 2: Draw straight lines by selecting a random number of points.

Step 3: Use the Enter, Esc or Spacebar keys to stop commands.

Step 4: Press Enter or Spacebar to repeat Line command.

Press Enter or Spacebar to repeat the last command.

Step 5: Draw many different straight lines to form.

If you need to undo some line segments, enter U then press Enter.

Step 6: Import C then press Enter to close the image, this will drag the segment back to the first point you selected.

2. PLINE (Polyline) command in Autocad

In Autocad, Pline (Polyline) is a unique object consisting of lines or (and) arc segments.

What is the difference between Line and Pline drawing?

Pline is created by Line. We cannot select a segment of Pline without selecting the whole.

How to convert Pline to Line

In the image below, Polyline marked as first and Line marked as 2.

The steps to convert Pline to Line are quite simple, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Choose Pline.

Step 2: Click on the Explode icon as shown below.

Convert Line to Pline

To convert Line into Pline, we need to use the PEDIT command. The steps are much more complicated than converting Pline to Line.

Step 1: Import PEDIT then press Enter.

Step 2: Import M then press Enter.

Step 3: Select the object and press Enter.

Step 4: Hit Enter.

Step 5: Import J then press Enter.

Step 6: Hit Enter.

Step 7: Press Esc (Escape).

3. Order to draw Mline in Autocad

Autocad includes a rather strange command called MLINE that is used to draw multiline (lines). Multiline is the ideal solution for drawing walls in Autocad. Just style the wall through the MLSTYLE dialog, then draw the walls the same way you would draw a straight line.

Refer to the example below to learn how to use Mline in Autocad to draw walls.

There is a dialog box that you can access by right-clicking on Mline and selecting Multiline Edit or just entering the Mledit command. This dialog box allows you to choose the way you want to join Multiline.

The image below illustrates how 2 Mlines are connected but a bit confusing.

To clean up, make these junctions look cleaner, we use the Merged T intersection.

The article above Taimienphi.vn has just introduced you the drawing commands Line, Pline, Mline in Autocad. In the next articles, Taimienphi.vn will introduce you further Geometric drawing command in Autocad Please


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