DraftSight: Delete Duplicates!

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Throughout my CAD learning journey, I’ve realized how important it is to declutter your drawings to optimize their readability and clarity. Disorganized designs not only make it hard for your vision to be understood, but also slow down your drafting process as a whole.

That said, this post will be highlighting the Delete Duplicates icon located in the Modify section under the Home tab of the ribbon.

When selected, DraftSight will prompt you to specify the entities containing overlapping or duplicated segments, and then press enter. A properties window will appear granting you multiple removal and combination options.

Four options will be selected by default – including remove polyline duplicate vertices and segments, combine overlapping entities into one, combine collinear entities aligned end to end, and do not modify associative entities.

DraftSight also lists additional options you can manually select, like not splitting polylines and ignoring certain entity properties, such as their width, layer, line color, line style, and so forth.

So, as you can tell, there are endless ways for you to manipulate the command to your liking. But, when you’re satisfied with your selected options, press OK – and you’ll be left with a duplicate-free, neat drawing!

I hope this post encourages you to tidy up your designs with the Delete Duplicates feature!

Take a look at the video below to see what it can do!


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Rachael Crunkleton
I’m a first time CAD user with an interest in architectural design. I discovered CAD through my background in presenting applications and studying new types of software. With the help of DraftSight, I’m developing my drawing abilities and sharing my progress along the way.
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