The topic today: How to use the Boundary command in AutoCAD 2023?
In AutoCAD 2023 and the same previous version, the Boundary command is used to create a closed polyline (boundary) around selected objects, text, or a specified area. This can be helpful for designs that require precise measurements or for quickly creating closed shapes from existing objects.
To use the Boundary command in AutoCAD 2023, follow these steps:
1. First, open AutoCAD 2023 and open or create a drawing in that you want to use the Boundary command in.
2. Type BO or BOUNDARY in the command line or on the Command window, and press Enter. Alternatively, you can navigate to the “Draw” panel on the “Home” tab on the ribbon and select the “Boundary” icon.
3. The “Boundary Creation” dialog box will appear. Here, you have two options: “Pick Points” and “Select Objects.”
a) If you want to create a boundary around objects, click the “Select Objects” button, then select the objects in the drawing that you want the boundary to surround, and press Enter. The closed polyline will be automatically created around the selected objects.
b) If you want to create a boundary within a specified area or around a specific point, click the “Pick Points” button, then click inside the area of the drawing where you want the boundary to be created. AutoCAD will analyze the drawing and create a closed polyline that forms a boundary around the chosen area.
4. In the “Boundary Creation” dialog box, you can also select the type of boundary you want to create (either “Polyline” or “Region”) under the “Boundary Type” drop-down menu. Also, you can set the “Island Detection” options and limit the boundary to specific layers by selecting them under “Object Type.”
5. Click “OK” to create the boundary. The closed polyline or region will be added to your drawing, and you can edit or modify it as needed.
Note: Remember to save your drawing after using the Boundary command to avoid losing any changes. Thanks for visiting and reading AutoCADtip.com Blog!