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Divide command?

Divide command?

Divide command?

Is there a divide command in Draftsight? This command is in Autocad and with it
a person can divide a line or arc into segments the same length.

RE: Divide command?


RE: Divide command?

Thanks tr1ntx. Can you tell me the name of it and where it is?

RE: Divide command?

Hey fmath,
If there is a command, then I haven't found it yet.
There is a "div" command (short for MARKDIVISIONS) which marks the division lengths with a point, but it doesn't actually divide the line into separate lengths.

RE: Divide command?

Hi Fmath,

On the "modify" toolbar, there is an icon directly below (or to the right depending on orientation) the FILLET icon that is the SPLIT command. Now for whatever reason, there are two split commands, you want the first one. The description when hovering over the icon reads "BREAKS A SELECTED ENTITY AT A SINGLE POINT: SPLIT". You will then be prompted to select an entity and point. If you ESNAP on, you can locate the midpoint and after you click, the line/curve will be split in two. I hope this helps.


RE: Divide command?

Medeski, "SPLIT" is the same as the AutoCAD "BREAK" command.

FMATH, type "DIVIDE", press the <ENTER> key or the spacebar.

RE: Divide command?

Ericsonbirdman, I tried “div” but all I got was “unrecognised command”

Tr1tx, I tried “Divide” but all I got was “unrecognised command”

I have the free download version of Draftsight, I don't know if that makes any difference.

Medesci, as Tr1tx said, "split" is like the Autocad break command. However,I want to be able to
divide a line into numerous segments. In Autocad (at least the older versions) the divide command will ask if you want to insert a block or just divide it. I will create a block that is just a line to make reference marks. Then the command asks how many segments I want and inserts the block at those segments marking the line or arc into equally spaced segments.

Thanks everyone for the help

RE: Divide command?

Hi Fmath,

Are you sure you have the latest version of Draftsight? What OS are you operating? Typing "divide" (no quotation marks)works on mine (Windows 8, V1R3.2 x64). Maybe try typing in "_markdivisions" (again, no quotation marks).


RE: Divide command?

markdivisions worked! THANKS PAL!!!!

I used that command quite a bit in Autocad.

I am using V1R4x64 version of Draftsight. My operating system is windows 7 and it is on a 64 bit machine.


RE: Divide command?

Hi Rick,

Not a problem, glad I could help. I wonder why the "divide" input didn't work... it must be that your command config file that does not have "divide=_markdivisions" in there for some reason.


RE: Divide command?

Thanks Medeski

Is the "divide" command older than the "markdivisions" command?

Is the command config file something users can tweak?

I use command aliases but am still getting used to Draftsight and am still trying to get
the command flexibility and efficiency I had in Autocad.


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