AutoCAD Objects do not want to Explode

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AutoCAD Objects do not want to Explode

Introduction

We recently received a request to look at a AutoCAD drawing. In the drawing there were a couple of lines that seemed to be linked together in a polyline or block. The problem was that these objects did not want to explode. Exploding object will normally break them apart so that you can edit them individually.

Discovery

I first used the Drawing Recovery tool inside AutoCAD to open the drawing. It found 14 issues and fixed 14 issues. And thereafter the drawing opened and performed fine.

AutoCAD Objects do not want to Explode - 1 recover

Solution

Looking at the drawing I selected the lines and opened the Properties palette. In the Properties palette I saw that several lines were selected and in brackets it mentioned that they are grouped.

AutoCAD Objects do not want to Explode - 2 properties

This made sense because these lines seem to be linked together in a group in the case and groups do not explode. The solution is to simply ungroup the lines and they will then be separate entities. So, I selected the items, right clicked, and then selected the Ungroup option from the Rightclick menu. This ungrouped the items and they were now separate objects. This solved the problem.

AutoCAD Objects do not want to Explode - 3 Ungroup

Conclusion

So, it’s true that the objects did not want to explode because they were grouped together instead of being linked together using polylines or blocks. In this case ungrouping the objects solved the problem.

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