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How To Delete Overlaping Lines or Objects

TOPIC: How To Delete Overlapping Lines or Objects

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I am (name) and I welcome you all to today’s video. In the last video, we learned about how to break and join the objects. In today’s video, we will learn about how to delete overlapping lines, drawings that are when we work in AutoCAD, so, if we have multiple objects available in Layout and to draw that, we make some extra lines over there. And we tend to forget to delete those lines or we have to delete them one by one. So, in AutoCAD we have a facility of overlapping drawings or overlapping lines or objects, we can directly delete them. So, how can we do that? We will learn about this in today’s video. So, let’s start today’s video.

So, suppose I have this object available or we are preparing a whole layout. So, the lines and objects we made in that layout, there are some objects like this which we don’t need but during the making of the object, we made some extra objects, they are available in the overlapping position. So, how can we delete them? So, first, see this that suppose, a line is made here. For making the line straight, I pressed “F8” which is the ortho and it is now “On”. Then I will take another line, and make a line here. Okay? (6 sec pause) So, from here I will “Mid-point”, “Quadrant” makes these options available. So, I will exactly make a line. Okay? Once again, I will do this. So, I want a line till here, so, the line is drawn here…. So, here we will make another line and we will make a rectangle command here, and in the rectangle, I will make some extra lines. Like this. (27 sec pause, cursor moving on screen)

So, here we will be at the center, and from here the line is drawn. Then “L” + “Enter” and make it here and by “Enter” the line command will be “On”. Here I will enter once again and the line command will be “On”. So, here you can see that I have drawn some extra lines… and I want to delete those lines, that is the lines are multiple lines. So, I want to delete this line, so, I will select that line, and then delete it. I will select that line and then delete it. So, this is a hectic process. That is, in this process, the original layout or the original object might be deleted also.

So, in AutoCAD, we have a facility available and that facility is called to delete the overlapping drawings. So, how can we delete them? This is what we are going to learn. So, once again I will make a line. Firstly, I will set the unit and the unit I choose is meters, decimal, and here 0.00 (zero point double zero) and this is my limit. Then I will take the unit, I will go to modify, decimal, 0.00 (zero point zero zero) and okay, then set current and close. Then I have to check the limits so, for that I will type “LIM”, then I have to give the first corner which is 0, 0 (Zero comma zero). Then I have to give the second corner which is the space I want to give, for that I will give here 15, 15 (fifteen comma fifteen) and enter and whatever space I have entered in limit and to make that limit available that is available too on the working space, for that “Zoom” + “Enter” “A” + “Enter” that is the whole screen is now available and if I check the dimension then it is 15 and it is available. Okay? (5:47)

Then I will draw a line from here to here and I want to take 5 meters. Okay? So, a line of 5 meters is drawn here. And in these 5 meters of line, I will make another line, from here to here. (9 sec pause) So, from here I will make a line of 2 meters. Okay? So, the line is made and you can see that the lines are one upon another. Once again, I will take a rectangle here and make a line here “L” + “Enter” I will start from here and this line is made of 1 meter. I will enter once again, and make a line here of 1 meter. Okay? I will make one more line, from here to here of 2 meters, and then enter. So, here you can see that this is overlapping, this is overlapping, this is also overlapping, and this is also overlapping. That is these lines are available more than once, they are available one upon another. These lines over here are no use in drawing right now. These are only for stability and we can delete them. So, for deleting that we will do, we will go to modify, and in modify I have an option available which delete duplicates, either I can select from here or we can type “OV” okay? “OV” is overkill which is whatever lines are duplicate or overlapping or any objects overlapped on one upon other, those will be deleted from there. “OV” + “Enter” and then select this object. After selecting the object, I have to enter once again. So, after entering, we will learn about these points but right now we will not do any type of changes, only okay. Then we will see that the extra line over there is now deleted. Okay? So, you can see that now there is only a single line available. Okay?

We will see once again that these lines are available, 1; 2; 3. Okay? Now the overlapping objects, that are the overlapping drawn objects, we need to delete all the objects. So, I can directly select it from here or I have to type “OV” that is overkill + “Enter”. Now I have to select the object and then once again enter and then here okay. So, you can see that the extra lines are deleted. Okay? (7 sec pause) So, this was the first option. The second option which I have told you all, here we have a lot of options available like I will “CTRL” + “Z” once again. So, these lines are now available. So, suppose I have used “OV” + “Enter” and then selected this object and then once again entered. Then suppose, what I have to ignore here? This is because if the lines are overlapping and in the position of one upon another but its color is different, its layer is different, its material is different, its weight is different, its line style is different, so, I can control these here. Like the lines made over here, here three lines are made. And in these three lines, I change the color of two lines like I have made this line color in red. So, now there are three lines available, 1, 2, and 3. Now I will go “OV” overkill + “Enter”. Then select this, then enter, and here okay. So, you can see that these two lines are not deleted. Why it is not deleted is because the color of these two lines is different. We will see each once again. These three lines are once again available. These two lines were already and this third line, we have made this available with “CTRL” + “Z”. then we will “OV” + “Enter”, then select this object, then enter and here I will ignore the color that is whatever the color of the line is, it should be deleted. If it is overlapping then it should be deleted. So, here I will ignore it, if the color is different then also it will work so that you can delete that line. And here I will do okay. So, you can see that line is now deleted…We will see once again. “OV” + “Enter”, I have selected the object, then enter, if I do not mark on color then that line will not be deleted and if I mark on a color that is if I ignore color, then that overlapping will be deleted. And this is now deleted. Okay? We will see it once again. Like I will make a line here, from here for 2 meters till here. Okay? Then I will change the weight of this line. Okay? like this. If the weight is not showing here. So, the show, height, and line weight is off right now and if I turn this on, then you can see that the line thickness is showing us. Now I have to delete this overlapping portion. So, firstly I will go to “OV” + “Enter”, then select the object, and then enter, and here the color is fine but I have not marked the line weight, and then okay. So, you can see that this line is not deleted. But if I “OV” overkill, then select the object, and then enter, and ignore the line weight, that is if it is overlapping then it should be deleted, even though its weight is different. So, I will ignore that and then do okay. So, you can see that the extra portion is now deleted..Okay? (13:20)

So, like this, if I use a line command here, then draw a line over here of 2 meters, and then enter. And then change the style of that line, (5 sec pause) if it is not available here then I will load here, then whatever type I want, I will select that and then click okay and select this, then here okay. Okay? (7 sec pause) You can see here that in this object the overlapped lines here are the overlapping portions here, I have to delete them. So, what we will do is that “OV” + “Enter”, then select the object, and then enter and here If I directly do okay. So, you can see that this portion is still here. This means that when I go for overlapping killing, there I will select the object, then okay, and then line type, or here I have to tick mark, and then okay. So, you can see that this portion is deleted. So, like this, suppose I have a lot of objects available…and upon that, some lines are made. (20 sec pause, cursor moving)Here I will change the color of this line. Then change the width of this line. I will make it by default. I will change the type of the line over here also. I will change the color of this line… And the line over, I will change its thickness. And the line over here, I will change the color of this also... So, you can see that I have multiple options available. One upon another overlapping objects. Here the color is different, here the weight is different, here also the weight is different, the type is different, here the color and here also the color is different. So, now the object here or whatever the layout is of mine, I have to delete the overlapping lines on them. Its line type, line weight, color, or any other property or options available here, we need to delete them. So, what we have to do is that “OV” + “Enter” or I will go to modify and click here, and select this object. Then enter, then I have to select or ignore the line type, color, line weight, thickness, whatever properties are with whatever properties I have worked with to make this object and then okay. So, you can see that there is not a single portion that is overlapped. Okay? So, this is the use of deleting overlapping portions or overlapping objects or drawings. 

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