How To: Edit DWGs in the AutoCAD Web App


How To: Edit DWGs in the AutoCAD Web App

  This article and all of its content originally appears on the Autodesk Autocad blog. You can read the entire article here: http://blogs.autodesk.com/autocad/edit-dwgs-online-autocad-web-app/

Editing DWGs — MOVE, TRIM, and PLINE


Let’s start simple: moving objects from one place to another:  

  1. Click the MOVE icon: AutoCAD web app MOVE icon
  2. Select the objects to move.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Specify a base point for the move.
  5. Specify a second point.

That’s it! The objects you’ve selected are then moved to a new location determined by the distance and direction between the first and second points.  FYI: As of this article’s publication, the AutoCAD web app does not yet have a key-in input for certain commands, including MOVE. However, you can still use Object Snaps to determine precise distances.


Need to trim an object? Check out this 2-step process:

  1. Click the TRIM icon: AutoCAD web app TRIM icon
  2. Select the portion of the object to trim.

And, well, the portion of the object that lies between intersecting edges gets deleted. Super simple, right?


Finally, let’s try drafting one of our old friends, the polyline. Here’s what you do:

  1. Click the PLINE icon:AutoCAD web app PLINE icon
  2. Specify the first point of the polyline.
  3. Specify the endpoint of the first segment.
  4. Continue specifying segments as needed.
  5. Press Enter to end the command, or choose Close Shape to close the polyline to its original start point.

  Note: Polylines can be composed of straight lines or arcs. You can switch between Line and Arc by choosing the desired option in the command palette. Voilà!   Applied Technology Group is a Platinum Autodesk Business Partner. Founded in North Little Rock, Ark., in 1992 as a local computer services company, ATG has grown to become a leading design technology partner with the purpose of assisting customers in maximizing the value and adoption of advanced technologies so they can perform competitively in the AEC sector. ATG collaborates with customers across the Gulf South, Midwest and Southwest through partnerships with 3DR, Autodesk, Leica, Microsoft and Panzura. Learn more about our company at www.atgusa.com. Autodesk and the Autodesk logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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