Drawing Cleanup & Duplicate Removal Tool – AutoCAD

AutoCAD TrainingWritten by Eric Gates. 

The OVERKILL command can be used to clean up your drawing by combining connected co-linear objects, optimizing polylines and segments AND remove duplicate geometry.

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This tool can be accessed from the ribbon or from the command line.

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The OVERKILL tool will run on selected objects or a selections set, so the user is prompted at the command line to “Select Objects”

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The properties and actions options are all controlled through the dialog box by setting tolerance precision, which if any object properties to ignore, and how to deal with polyline segments and co-linear objects.

Clean with OVERKILL.


Eric Gates

Eric Gates

Eric joined the EnvisionCAD team in March 2012. He provides Civil3D and Autodesk Infrastructure software consulting, management and production assistance. He has specialized in the Autodesk Infrastructure software Civil 3D and provides expertise in the configuration, development, implementation, management, and custom workflow integrations for the software. Eric’s education concentration has been in design technologies. As a Civil CAD Manager, he led the designing and implementing of all of the CADD software procedures and standards, including preparing teaching materials and training all in-house engineering staff Autodesk software up through AutoCAD 2012 and Civil 3D. As a Civil Designer, he has an excellent grasp of three dimensions and strives to understand each project as a whole and as a sum of parts. Eric has nearly two decades of experience in the development and management of data for civil engineering design and construction projects ranging from roadway development, urban infrastructure, to oil and mining sites and facilities.

3 comments on “Drawing Cleanup & Duplicate Removal Tool – AutoCAD

  1. Natasha Reply

    It’s been a life saver for me especially when cleaning my 2D dwg files to remove redundant geometry, unwanted duplicate copies of objects, arcs drawn over portions of circles etc. Very good tool.

  2. Christine Galen Reply

    saved me lots of hours of manual select and delete.how on earth would i have quickly identified each of the duplicated objects. Thanks

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