IN THIS CHAPTER
Using command-first editing
Selecting objects with maximum flexibility
Editing with grips
Editing objects is the flip side of creating them, and in AutoCAD, you usually spend more time editing than drawing objects from scratch. That’s partly because the design and drafting process is, by its nature, subject to changes, and also because AutoCAD lets you easily edit objects cleanly.
Creating an object and then editing it can also be faster than doing it correctly the first time. In particular, placing a circle and then breaking or trimming it is often faster than fighting your way through all the Arc command’s options.
AutoCAD offers three styles of editing: