The SPLIT command is used to split a wire (or segment) or a polygon edge into two segments in order, for example, to introduce a bend. This means you can split wires into parts that can be moved with the mouse during the SPLIT command. A mouseclick defines the point at which the wire is split. The shorter of the two new segments follows the current wire bend rules and may therefore itself become two segments (see SET Wire_Bend), the longer segment is a straight segment running to the next end point.
If the curve or @radius parameter is given, an arc can be drawn as part of the wire segment (see the detailed description in the WIRE command).
On completion of the SPLIT command, the segments are automatically rejoined if they are in line unless the command
SET OPTIMIZING OFF;has previously been given, or the wire has been clicked at the same spot twice. In this case the split points remain and can be used, for example, to reduce the width of a segment. This is achieved by selecting the SPLIT command, marking the part of the wire which is to be reduced with two mouse clicks, and using the command
CHANGE WIDTH widthThe segment is then clicked on to complete the change.
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