About Polylines

A polyline is a connected sequence of line segments created as a single object. You can create straight line segments, arc segments, or a combination of the two.

Some reasons you may choose to use polylines include the following:

Modifying Polylines

Several methods are available to change the shape and appearance of a polyline.

When you select a polyline you can use grips to move, add, or delete individual vertices, and convert between arc and straight segments.

You can also convert a polyline to a spline-fit or curve-fit polyline.

Note: You can convert a spline-fit polyline into a B-spline with the Spline command, object option. Find

Use the PEDIT command to change the width of an individual segment or the entire polyline.

Note: Many of the options for modifying polylines are also on the Properties palette.

Linetypes and Polyline Vertices

For polylines, you can specify whether a linetype pattern is centered on each segment or is continuous across vertices throughout the entire length of the polyline.

Use the PLINEGEN system variable to specify this option for new objects. You can update existing polylines on the Properties palette in the Linetype Generation setting.