Crops selected objects such as external references, images and viewports to a specified boundary.

Clip Image #

Menu: Editor/Clip/image or Command line: imageclip

You can clip and display specific portions of a raster image in a drawing with a clipping boundary.

  • Frame select image object
  • Enter image clipping option ON(O)/OFF(F)/Delete(D)/New boundary(N), default as N, and then press enter
  • If prompted, enter n (No) or y (Yes) to delete the old boundary.
  • Enter clipping type [polygonal/rectangular], p or r
  • Specify first point of the polygonal or rectangular
  • Specify next points of the boundary, to finish drawing a polygon, press Enter or right-click anywhere in the drawing area.

On

Turns on clipping and displays the image clipped to the previously defined boundary.

Off

Turns off clipping and displays the entire image and frame.

Delete

Removes a predefined clipping boundary and redisplays the full original image.

New Boundary

Defines a rectangular or polygonal clipping boundary, or generates a polygonal clipping boundary from a polyline.

Clip xref #

You can specify clipping boundaries to display a limited portion of an external reference drawing 

Menu: Editor/Clip/image or Command line: xclip

  • Select the xref object
  • Enter Clipping options ON(O)/OFF(F)/Delete(D)/New boundary(N), default as N, and then press enter
  • Delete old boundary [No] or [Yes], press enter
  • Enter clipping type [polygonal/rectangular], p or r
  • Specify first point of the polygonal or rectangular
  • Specify next points of the boundary, to finish drawing a polygon, press Enter or right-click anywhere in the drawing area.

Xclip Frame #

If you want to see the clipping boundary, you can turn on the XCLIPFRAME system variable. XCLIPFRAME determines whether the clipping boundary frame is displayed. When the clipping frame is on (set to 1), it can be selected as part of the object and plotted.

Command line: xclipframe

Input a new value of xclipframe

ValueDescription
0The frame is not visible and it is not plotted.The frame temporarily reappears during selection preview or object selection.
1The clipped xref frame is displayed and plotted
2The clipped xref frame is displayed but not plotted

Clip viewport #

Redefines a layout viewport object while retaining its properties.

Menu: Editor/Clip/viewport or Command line: vpclip

  • Select viewport to clip
  • Select clipping object in paper space that will define the new viewport boundary, or Enter p (Polygonal) to specify a series of points to define a polygonal boundary.

The following prompts are displayed.

Clipping Object

Specifies an object to become the new boundary for the layout viewport. Valid objects include closed polylines, circles, ellipses, closed splines, and regions.

Polygonal

Defines a new boundary from the points that you specify.

Delete

Removes the clipped boundary of the selected layout viewport, and restores the original, rectangular layout viewport.

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