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Erase in AutoCAD

Erase

The erase command is used to remove or delete objects from the drawing, as shown in the below image:

Erase in AutoCAD

Here, 1 and 2 are the numbers of the selected objects.

The selected objects can also be removed with the help of the 'Delete' button on the keyboard.

We can also delete faces, vertices, and meshes in 3D with the help of Erase command.

We can use different selection methods to select objects. The selected objects can be removed further by using the Erase command. For example, P (to erase the previous selection set), L (to erase the last selection set), and all (to delete all objects from the drawing).

Let's understand with few examples.

Example 1:

Consider the below figure in this example:

Erase in AutoCAD

Here, we will erase the lines marked in the below figure:

Erase in AutoCAD

The steps are listed below:

  1. Select the Erase icon from the ribbon panel, as shown below:
    Erase in AutoCAD
    Or
    Type E or Erase on the command line or command prompt and press Enter.
  2. Select the two lines marked in the above image.
  3. Press Enter.
    The two lines will be removed.
    The process is shown in the below image:
    Erase in AutoCAD

Example 2:

Here, we will consider the below figure:

Erase in AutoCAD

We will erase the inner circle.

The steps are listed below:

  1. Select the Erase icon from the ribbon panel, as shown below:
    Erase in AutoCAD
    Or
    Type E or Erase on the command line or command prompt and press Enter.
  2. Select the inner circle with a small square cursor, as shown in the below image:
    Erase in AutoCAD
  3. Press Enter.
    The figure will now look like the below image:
    Erase in AutoCAD





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