Extend Entities

You can add to the length of a sketch entity (line, centerline, or arc). Use Extend Entities to extend a sketch entity to meet another sketch entity.

To extend a sketch entity:

  1. In an open sketch, click Extend Entities Tool_Extend_Entities_Sketch.gif on the Sketch toolbar, or click Tools > Sketch Tools > Extend.
    The pointer changes to Pointer_Extend.gif.
  2. Move the pointer over the sketch entity to extend.
    A preview appears in the direction to extend the entity.
  3. If the preview extends in the wrong direction, move the pointer to the other half of the line or arc.
  4. Click the sketch entity to accept the preview.
    To extend a sketch entity beyond the closest entity, click to place the first sketch extension, drag towards the next sketch entity, then click place the second extension, etc.