Extend Lines Using the Fence Option


Have you ever used the Extend command with
the Fence option? Use this technique as an easier way to extend lines around odd shaped
objects. Let’s say I have this part. I’d like to
extend all the centerlines to the same length. First I’ll create a circle to use as the
boundary edge. Next from the Home tab I’ll select Extend. I’ll select the circle for
the boundary edge and press Enter. Now I’ll right-click and select Fence. I can also press
F for the Fence option. This allows me to select objects to extend by drawing a line
or fence that crosses the object. Any object that crosses the fence will be extended.
When I finish extending the lines I’ll select Erase and select the boundary edge.
Now I have all the centerlines extended to the same length.
Give it a try.

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