This month, we are going to learn about the “Multi-line Joints” tool box.
Joints are simply intersections of multi-lines. Multi-lines are sets of two or more parallel lines treated as a single object, commonly used for drawing walls in floor plans.
At first glance, the Multi-line Joints tools dialog box can be a bit intimidating. Accessed through Tools | Multi-Joints, it provides you with easy ways to make cross joints, tee joints and corner joints from multi-lines.
This is the specimen we are working with, two overlapping multi-lines:
Below are pictures showing you what the seven types of multi-line joints look like:
Any joints you create using these tools are not permanent, because even after you create the joint, you can manipulate the multi-line as it was before you created the joint. This means that if you are not satisfied with the location of a joint you have created, then you can just select the multi-line you want to reposition and make the joint again. However, if you delete any part of the multi-line using any of the tools that partially delete multilines, then those partial multi-line deletions would be permanent, unlike the joints.