About-Exploding-Compound-Objects

About Exploding Compound Objects

About Exploding Compound Objects

You can convert a compound object, such as a polyline, dimension, hatch, or block
reference, into individual elements.

You can explode a compound object, such as a polyline, dimension, hatch, or block
reference, to convert it into individual elements. For example, exploding a polyline
breaks it down to simple lines and arcs. Exploding a block reference or an associative
dimension replaces it with copies of the objects that compose the block or dimension.

Explode Dimensions and Hatches

When you explode a dimension or a hatch, all associativity is lost and the dimension
or hatch object is replaced by individual objects such as lines, text, points, and
2D solids. To explode dimensions automatically when you create them, set the DIMASSOC
system variable to 0.

Explode Polylines

When you explode a polyline, any associated width information is discarded. The resulting
lines and arcs follow the polyline’s centerline. If you explode a block that contains
a polyline, you need to explode the polyline separately. If you explode a donut, its
width becomes 0.

Explode Block References

If you explode a block with attributes, the attribute values are lost, leaving only
the attribute definitions. The colors and linetypes of objects in exploded block references
can change.

NOTE:Blocks inserted with MINSERT (multiple insert) result in a minsert block object, and cannot be exploded directly. You can convert the minsert block object
into a block object with the FLATTEN Express Tool. (MINSERT is not available in AutoCAD
LT.)

Explode External References

An external reference (xref) is a drawing file linked (or attached) to another drawing.
You cannot explode xrefs and their dependent blocks.

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