## Simplifying Polygons and Polylines

The Simplify Polys command
simplifies one or more 2D polygons, 3D polygons, and polylines by reducing
the number of corner vertices. This operation can reduce the file size
and shorten processing time while having a minimal effect on the shape
of the polygons/polylines themselves. There are two methods for simplifying
polygons/polylines: by the maximum deviation or by the minimum distance.

To simplify a polygon or polyline:

Select
the polygon and/or polyline to simplify.

Select
Modify > Drafting Aids > Simplify Polys.

The Simplify Polys dialog box opens.

Click
to show/hide the parameters.

Set
the parameters and click OK to simplify
the polygon/polyline.

The Simplify Polys command
does not remove start and end vertices, and does not remove non-corner
vertices unless multiple vertices exist at the same location. If you select
the No Smoothing command first, Simplify
Polys will then work on an object with these vertices.

The command works for stand-alone polygons/polylines.
To simplify polygons/polylines located inside objects such as groups and
symbol definitions, you must enter the object and simplify the polygon
or polyline while in object editing mode (see Object Editing Mode).

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Simplifying 3D Polygons

Smoothing Objects

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