Break and Join Objects

You can break an object into two objects with or without a gap between them. You can also join objects to make a single object.

Break Objects

Use BREAK to create a gap in an object, resulting in two objects with a gap between them. BREAK is often used to create space for block or text.

To break an object without creating a gap, specify both break points at the same location. The fastest way to do this is to enter @0,0 at the prompt for the second point.

You can create breaks in most geometric objects except

Join Objects

Use JOIN to combine similar objects into a single object. You can also create complete circles and ellipses from arcs and elliptical arcs. You can join

The object to which you want to join similar objects is called a source object. Objects to be joined must be located in the same plane. Additional restrictions for each type of objects are described in the JOIN command.

NoteWhen joining two or more arcs (or elliptical arcs), the arcs are joined counterclockwise beginning from the source object.
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