A reader asks,
Which way I can trim part of the AutoCAD drawing and save it in new file?
- Victor, Russia
1. Use the ExTrim command to trim the drawing with a polyline or other closed entity. (ExTrim is a Bonus tool included with AutoCAD .)
2. Use the WBlock command to save the result to a .dwg file. Alternatively, use the SaveAs command to save by another name.
3. Quit the drawing; do not save.
Victor replies: "But I can't trim the hatch."
You're right: the ExTrim command has problems with hatches. One solution is to explode the hatch. Another is to freeze the hatch layer, and then re-hatch the areas in the new drawing.