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Join two vectors

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You can join two lines, two arcs, two Bezier curves, a line and an arc or a line and a Bezier curve.

If you join two lines, the resultant vector will be a line. If the two lines are different colors, the color of the resultant line will be random.

If the two lines are different line types, the line type of the resultant line will be the highest order line type where the order of line types from lowest to highest is as follows: continuous, arrow 1, arrow 2, arrow 3, dash, dash dot.

If you join two arcs, the resultant vector will be an arc. If the two arcs are different colors, the color of the resultant arc will be random.

You will only be able to join two arcs if a new, valid arc can be created from the joined arcs.

If you join two Bezier curves, the resultant vector will be a Bezier curve. If the two curves are different colors, the color of the resultant curve will be random.

You will only be able to join two Bezier curves if a new, valid Bezier curve can be created from the joined curves.

If you join a line and an arc, the resultant vector will be an arc. It will be the same color as the original arc.
If you join a line and a Bezier curve, the resultant vector will be a Bezier curve. It will be the same color as the original Bezier curve.

You will only be able to join a line and a Bezier curve if a new, valid Bezier curve can be created from the joined line and curve.

 

1. If grab points are not displayed, press the G key to display them. Use View Menu > Grab Point Size to make the grab points bigger or smaller.
2. Click or select Vector Edit Menu > Modify > Join Vectors.
3. Click on the grab point between two vectors you want to join, making sure that the grab point is within the Grab Snap Distance.

Scan2CAD removes the grab point and joins the two vectors.

If View Vector Ghosts is selected the old position of the vectors is shown as a gray “ghost”.

 

Click to undo.

 

Problems? See Troubleshooting vector editing, Technical support

 

After you have removed the grab point you can change the color or line type of the new vector using Vector Edit Menu > Modify > Vector Color to Pick Color () and Vector Edit Menu > Modify > Line to Alternative Line ().
If a Pick Color is selected you can only join vectors that are the same color as the Pick Color.
Join Vectors does not join polylines. To join a polyline to another vector you must first explode the polyline using Vector Edit Menu > Modify > Un-Make Polylines.
If nothing happens when you use Join Vectors:
Make sure that the two vectors you are trying to join are joinable. See the top of this section for allowed joins.
It may be impossible to create a valid arc or Bezier curve from the vectors you are trying to join.
There may be more than two vectors attached to the grab point you are trying to remove.

 

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