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CAD drafting Explode 0    Ribbon: Draw – Explode/erase > CAD software Explode 1 Explode

CAD drawing Explode 2    Ribbon: Home - Modify > CAD drafting Explode 3 Explode

CAD software Explode 4   Menu: Modify – CAD drawing Explode 5 Explode

CAD drafting Explode 6   Toolbar: Modify – CAD software Explode 7

CAD drawing Explode 8 Command line: EXPLODE, X

The Explode command divides complex objects, such as polylines, dimensions, hatches and blocks into separate elements. For example, dividing a polyline causes its separation into lines and arcs; an associative dimension divides into a set of simple objects; a block is divided into a set containing its objects; multiline text is divided into lines.

The Explode command is applied only to one nesting level of a complex object, i.e. if it is required to explode a polyline belonging to a block, firstly you have to explode the block and after that  the polyline.

Command options:


Opens the additional options to select objects.

Command prompts:

Select objects or [?]:

Select an object.

Select objects or [?]:

Select the next object and press ENTER to finish the command.

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