- Why SuperJoin?
- What Does SuperJoin Do?
- SuperJoin Overview
- Undoing SuperJoin
- SuperJoin Keyboard Shortcut
Tired of dealing with other CAD users' messy linework, or spending hours cleaning up drawings that originated in other programs like SketchUp or Revit? Check out our SuperJoin tool. This time-saving feature tidies up chaotic linework (such as lines and arcs) and converts it into polylines. It also joins disparate lines, closes gaps, and consolidates linework into a single layer.
Whether you choose to select a single segment to join with adjacent segments, or draw a window to quick-select an entire region of your drawing, SuperJoin makes cleaning up linework quick, easy, and fun.
In landscape and irrigation design, a project is really an assortment of distinct areas – from planting to paving, drip irrigation, and beyond. As you build each site, you likely spend a great deal of time and energy in the careful generation of polylines to create and define these areas. The situation worsens when you receive a drawing that consists solely of lines, splines, and arcs. This linework may be drawn sloppily – for example, lines may lack endpoints that connect to adjacent segments. In short, it's a nightmare!
We engineered our SuperJoin tool exactly for this purpose. With SuperJoin, you can clean up messy linework quickly and accurately. You'll find SuperJoin an especially handy tool for cleaning up a base – especially with bases that came from another program such as SketchUp or Revit.
What Does SuperJoin Do?
With the SuperJoin tool active, you can:
- Click on a line, arc, or spline. SuperJoin will grab all objects on that layer, convert them to polylines, and join them (essentially firing the PEDIT command)
- Window a crossing of lines. SuperJoin will fire a PEDIT Join on the lines, but set the Join distance to force the Join.
- Window a single polyline. SuperJoin will close the polyline.
SuperJoin also fires the Undo marker, in case you don’t like what it did.
We'll use the example drawing pictured to the right to show what SuperJoin can do. When we click a segment within this example drawing, the selection only includes a small amount of linework – an indicator that we're dealing with myriad disparate lines and arcs.
Open the SUPERJOIN tool:
F/X Admin ribbon, SUPERJOIN button
or type SUPERJOIN in the Command line