Is there an easy way to covert multiple lines into a single polyline? They may be arcs and lines together.
From contributor A:
Type PEDIT. It will ask if you want to change it into a polyline - type Y (yes), then enter, type J (join) and click on all of the lines you want connected.
I have worked around this by making a short lisp where I type PJ to invoke the pedit and the join command together. I don't get the blip, and it is a true polyline.
Correction. PEDIT also creates those blips. And it only does it when you are selecting multiple closed contours. My mistake.
The following is from AutoCAD express tool help:
The AutoCAD Express Tools are a library of productivity tools designed to help you extend the power of AutoCAD. They are easy to use, easily integrated into your menus and toolbars, and cover a wide range of AutoCAD functions, including layer management, dimensioning, drawing, object selection, object modification, and much more.
Most of the Bonus Tools that shipped with AutoCAD Release 14 are included in the AutoCAD 2000 Express Tools Sampler that is included with AutoCAD 2000. We have removed some tools, improved a few, and included some of the most popular R14 Express Tools.
Removed R14 Bonus Tools
ASCPOINT No longer maintained by the AutoCAD Express Tools team. *
BLK_LST.LSP No longer maintained by the AutoCAD Express Tools team. *
BONUS POPUP Discontinued.
CHT No longer maintained by the AutoCAD Express Tools team. *
CONVERTPLINES Intended for Release 14 only.
CROSSREF No longer maintained by the AutoCAD Express Tools team. *
EXCHPROP Replaced by the Properties command.
FIND Replaced by the AutoCAD FIND command.
PQCHECK Replaced by the Visual Lisp IDE's built in parenthesis matching.
QLEADER Moved to the core product.
* If you want a copy of this tool, you can download it from the AUGI Web site.
Improved R14 Bonus Tools
Create, modify, and delete AutoCAD command aliases on-the-fly. Aliases can be created for AutoCAD commands or DOS executable commands.
This all-purpose clipping tool now supports the following additional object types as clipping boundaries: ellipses, text, mtext, and attribute definitions. CLIPIT has been enhanced to better handle clipping to geometry that extends beyond the bounds of a selected image.
This command has been renamed BCOUNT.
This cookie-cutter trimming routine allows selection of four additional object types to serve as cutting-edge objects: ellipses, text, mtext, and attribute definitions.
The Layer Manager is one of the most popular R14 Bonus Tools. It has become more powerful with this new version. Layer Manger now accepts input from the command line. A Rename button has been added to allow quick layer state renaming. A new Options button lets you to set options for layer state restore operations; you now can specify the specific layer properties to be restored. The Layer Manager dialog box now has a Help button.
The Pack and Go program now has a command line interface that makes it suitable for use in scripts. It has also been updated to include new file dependencies required by AutoCAD 2000.
This cloud drawing program now stores the last used arc length as a multiple of the DIMSCALE. This provides for more consistency when the program is used with drawings that have different scale factors. Two styles of cloud arc segments are now supported: normal and calligraphy. This functionality is accessible through a new Options dialog box. Also, the cloud drawing process can now be halted by pressing ENTER or the space bar, or by clicking the right mouse button.
SYSVDLG now allows filtering of the system variable list. SYSVDLG now saves to SVF as well as AutoCAD script file formats and allows saving of selected variables in addition to saving the whole variable list.
TEXTMASK now has two additional masking types: a colored solid fill and 3Dface. The prompt sequence and syntax have also been changed to a more logical order. A companion command, TEXTUNMASK, has been added to remove masking from masked text.
Wipeout has a new way of creating Wipeout objects. In addition to using an existing Polyline, you can now can create Wipeout objects by specifying points.
Express Tools Included Free with AutoCAD 2000
Use FULLSCREEN if you need squeeze-out the maximum amount of screen for your AutoCAD drawing window. FULLSCREEN re-sizes the AutoCAD window to fill the entire screen by hiding the Windows title bar and AutoCAD’s menu bar. The FULLSCREEN command acts as a toggle between full screen mode and normal screen mode.
LAYDEL allows you to delete any layer (except for DEFPOINTS, 0 and the current layer) just by selecting an object on that layer or by typing in the layer name.