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    Default Expand Functionality of MLINES

    Summary: The ability for MLINES to behave more like PLINES; including adding arcs and inserting or deleting vertices.

    Description: I would like mlines to be able to function like a polyline.

    How Used: This would be useful for adding arcs and able to insert or delete vertices when changes occur after they have been created. This would also allow you to break them when needed. At present you have to delete and recreate them.

    Feature Affinity: Drawing Tools 2D

    Submitted By: Jason Haagen on May 27, 2010

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    Default Re: Expand Functionality of MLINES

    There are some tools in TOOLPAC for converting plines to mlines

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    Default Re: Expand Functionality of MLINES

    Quote Originally Posted by acadwishlist View Post
    Summary: The ability for MLINES to behave more like PLINES; including adding arcs and inserting or deleting vertices.

    Description: I would like mlines to be able to function like a polyline.

    How Used: This would be useful for adding arcs and able to insert or delete vertices when changes occur after they have been created. This would also allow you to break them when needed. At present you have to delete and recreate them.

    Feature Affinity: Drawing Tools 2D

    Submitted By: Jason Haagen on May 27, 2010
    While you're at it, can we have the ability to use mlines as the lines in tables.

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    Default Re: Expand Functionality of MLINES

    MLines are one of those neat ideas (like GROUPS) that were implemented in a half-baked manner back in the last century, and have gotten no love at all from Autodesk since then. It would be nice to actually have them as useful objects, but limiting them to mimic PLines is so ... limiting.

    Mlines are complex entities -- and we should be able to assign different layers (and the layer colors/weight/properties to each element in the mline definition. Add curves and grip editing, and they would be very usable. Right now, they are unusable - primarily because the display cannot be controlled when they are referenced into a sheet.

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    Default Re: Expand Functionality of MLINES

    Quote Originally Posted by cadtag View Post
    Right now, they are unusable - primarily because the display cannot be controlled when they are referenced into a sheet.
    Even worse than that, is some of the most basic editing commands don't work on them, i.e. FILLET and CHAMFER and as the OP mentioned, BREAK. I second the motion for adding curved segments. Actually, more than second, it would be like umpteen, since after so many years, nothing has been done.
    C:> ED WORKING....

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