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Exploding entities

You can convert a complex entity, such as a block or polyline, from a single entity into its component parts. Exploding a polyline, rectangle, donut, polygon, dimension, or leader reduces it to a collection of individual line and arc entities that you can then modify individually. Blocks are converted to the individual entities, possibly including other, nested blocks that composed the original entity.

With the following exceptions, exploding an entity usually has no visible effect on a drawing:

  • If the original polyline had a width, the width information is lost when you explode it. The resulting lines and arcs follow the centerline of the original polyline.
  • If you explode a block containing attributes, the attributes are lost, but the original attribute definitions remain.
  • Colors, linetypes, lineweights, and print styles assigned BYBLOCK may appear different after exploding an entity, because they will adopt the default color and linetype until inserted into another block.

To explode an entity

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Modify > Explode.
    • On the Modify toolbar, click the Explode tool ().
    • Type explode and then press Enter.
  2. Select the entities to explode.
  3. Press Enter.

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