Price: 50.00 USD

AutoCAD allows blocks and xrefs to be clipped using the XCLIP command. Sometimes for different reasons you have to clean up the blocks or xrefs that have been clipped. XClipClean can help you with that by deleting and trimming geometry that is outside the xclip boundary

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AutoCAD allows blocks and xrefs to be clipped using the XCLIP command. Sometimes for different reasons you have to clean up the blocks or xrefs that have been clipped. XClipClean can help you with that by deleting and trimming geometry that is outside the xclip boundary.

 

Kitchen with the xclip boundary visible

 

Here the boundary is visible

Kitchen without the xclip boundary visible

 

Here it is without the boundary

Kitchen without xlip or after exploded

 

This is how it look like both before using xclip, after deleting the xlip or exploding the block

Kitchen after XClipClean has been used

 

Here is the result after XClipClean has been used on the xclipped block. Either the block can be xclipped again so the text too is clipped or it can be manually adjusted. An option is to explode everything that crosses the boundary that is why the attributes for the tags has been removed. An option is to keep blocks with attributes.

Revit does not handle xclipped blocks and xrefs so XClipClean can be useful to run on drawings before taking them into Revit.

Limitations: XClipClean was built to solve some specific requirements and thus there are cases where XClipClean does not work well or at all. Nested clipped blocks are not handled. Inverted clipped blocks are not handled. It might be possible to modify the code to handle these cases but the work might be more than the gain.


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