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You can fillet the corners and make circles but that's about it. You can get polyline shapes really easily though using CAD masks in plan.

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Or, you can just put a filled rectangle with a shaped "Hole" over the layout box.

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That's know as thinking "Outside the Box" ;)

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Or, you can just put a filled rectangle with a shaped "Hole" over the layout box.

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That's know as thinking "Outside the Box" ;)

Good idea Joe! I've always done that step in plan. Never occurred to me to do that in layout. Probably more useful in plan in most cases, but definitely a few instances where doing in layout would make more sense.

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Ok so if I understand, I can send the drawing to the layout and in the layout draw a shape to suit my needs?

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Ok so if I understand, I can send the drawing to the layout and in the layout draw a shape to suit my needs?

Essentially yes.  You create a rectangle with a solid fill (background color) and then select that polyline and click on the "Create Hole" icon on the Edit Toolbar.  This will allow you to create a rectangular hole in the original rectangle.  That hole can be shaped anyway you want.

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Awesome, tried it.  Works like a charm!  Would be nicer to be able to just shape the layout window but the work around is ok.

 

Thanks all!

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