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Break at intersection with mastercam

Select Break at intersection from the Edit, Trim / Break dropdown menus.

Break at intersection function

Use this function to select one or more intersecting line, arc, or spline entities and break them at each intersection.

Use selection masks, the Single selection, or Window selection methods to select the entities you want to break. Then, press [Enter] or choose the end selection function in the General Selection ribbon bar. Mastercam breaks the selected entities where they intersect.

 

 

 

 

Break circles

How do I get here?

Select Break circles from the Edit, Trim / Break dropdown menus.

Break circles function

Use this function to break circles into a specified number of segments.

Select one or more circles to break. When prompted, type the number of arcs you want to break the circles into and press [Enter]. Mastercam breaks the selected circles into the specified number of segments.

Tip: To join arcs into circles, use the Close arc or Join entities functions.

 

 

 

 

Break drafting into lines

How do I get here?

Select Break drafting into lines from the Edit, Trim / Break dropdown menus.

Break drafting into lines function

Use this function to:

  • Break drafting dimensions, notes, labels, witness lines, and leader lines into lines, arcs, and NURBS splines.
  • Break lines in a crosshatch pattern into line entities. The newly created lines have the same line style as the crosshatch pattern.
  • Break a copious data entity into points or lines, depending on the form of the copious data entity.

Use general selection methods to select a drafting, hatch or copious data entity. Then, press [Enter] or choose the end selection function in the General Selection ribbon bar. The selected entities are broken into individual geometry.

Note: Numbers and letters break into small, individual lines, arcs and splines that, typically, are not collinear and cannot be rejoined.

 

 

 

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Break Two Pieces

How do I get here?

From Mastercam’s menu, choose Edit, Trim / Break, Break Two Pieces.

Break Two Pieces

Use this command to break an entity at any specified point. After selecting Break Two Pieces, choose an entity in the graphics window, and then click where you want the break.

For more precise selections, use AutoCursor to choose the break point. For example, to break a line at its center, select the AutoCursor Midpoint option, and then click a line. Mastercam splits the line at its midpoint, regardless of where you clicked.

 

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