Explode Method

Explodes the compound object into subentities.

See Also | Example


RetVal = object.Explode


3DPolyline , BlockRef, ExternalReference, LightweightPolyline, MInsertBlock, Polygonmesh, Polyline, Region
The object or objects this method applies to.


Variant (array of objects)
The array of exploded objects.


Depending on the type of compound object you're exploding, different results occur. Refer to the EXPLODE command topic in the AutoCAD Command Reference for a detailed list of explodable objects and their results.

You do not have to explode a block in order to manipulate its constituent entities. All block definitions have an Item method that allow you to manipulate the entities within the block without exploding the block definition itself.