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  • How to Use Modification Command - Trim, Extend & Align

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The "Trim" function on the Modify panel is the simplest way to trim objects in AutoCAD 2016.

  • To begin, select the items that you wish to cut.
  • To complete the selection, right-click on the blank spot.
  • Trim the lines by left-clicking on them.

It's used to get rid of unwanted lines or sections of an object. Trimming can also be done using various selection approaches.

Move, Copy, Rotate, and Mirror are just a few of the tools available in AutoCAD. As you can see, the command names are simple to comprehend. However, the operation of these commands is not always clear. This article will show you how to use all of the Modify commands.

You may focus more on your design and less on the commands you use by learning new tips and faster workflows, such as using the Shift key to change between trim and expand modes.


  • The object's length and, if relevant, the included angle are displayed. Closed objects are unaffected by LENGTHEN.
  • Sets an object's length to a specified percentage of its total length.
  • The Dynamic Dragging mode is activated. By sliding one of an object's ends, you can adjust its length.

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