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Repair Sketch

The Repair Sketch tool finds, and in some cases repairs, sketch errors.

Click Tools > Sketch Tools > Repair Sketch.

Repair Sketch automatically repairs:
  • Small sketch entities (entities whose chain length is less than twice the maximum gap value)

    Repair Sketch deletes these from the sketch.

  • Overlapping sketch lines and arcs

    Repair Sketch merges these into a single entity.

Repair Sketch highlights these errors and provides error descriptions:
  • Sketch entity gaps or overlaps smaller than the maximum gap value specified in Repair Sketch
    Gaps or overlaps larger than that value are considered intentional.
  • Any point shared by three or more entities

If errors of these types are found, you can repair them in the sketch.

Repair Sketch Dialog Box

  Showing gaps smaller than The maximum value that determines a gap or overlap error. Larger gap or overlap values are considered intentional.
Refresh Re-run Repair Sketch. If you have updated the sketch, click Refresh to verify that you have fixed previous errors or to find new errors.
Previous Move to another error.
Hide Magnifying Glass Toggle the magnifying glass to highlight the error in the sketch. For details, see Using the Magnifying Glass.
Show Magnifying Glass

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