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Not a Polyline no Prompt

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    Posted: 12.Oct.2022 at 03:11
Hi all,

I am trying to convert a shortened ellipsis (looks like an arc now) to a polyline to connect to other polylines. However, selecting gives the note "this object is not a polyline" without the prompt to change it to one. Is there a fix for this?
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Try the PEDIT command ( Polyline EDIT ) and follow the instructions ( options to take ) on the command line ( eventually press F2 to see better ).




Edited by philippe JOSEPH - 12.Oct.2022 at 08:55
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PEDIT doesn't accept selection of an Ellipse [as of Acad2020 that I have here].  One thing you can do is to OFFSET it outward, resulting in a Spline, then Offset that again inward by the same amount, resulting in a Spline overlaying the Ellipse, which you can then work on with PEDIT.
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Hello CadClothier and Kent, oups I did it again, in fact it's PELLIPSE...
I think that you have to choose a number of points for your polyline, do not choose a too high number.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Change-true-ellipse-into-polyline.html






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Originally posted by philippe JOSEPH philippe JOSEPH wrote:

Hello CadClothier and Kent, oups I did it again, in fact it's PELLIPSE...

[PELLIPSE is a System Variable, not a command like PEDIT.  It will affect whether newly-drawn Ellipses are true Ellipse objects or Polyline approximations.  Not being a command, it can't convert an existing Ellipse object into a Polyline, which is the original request here.  Also, with PELLIPSE=1 you don't get a choice of number of arc segments in the approximation -- it's always 16, and there is no option to draw a partial Ellipse, so if you want that, you need to draw the full one and Trim or Break it.]


Edited by Kent Cooper - 14.Oct.2022 at 14:58
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