Although the J for JOINT command is only a one-key shortcut, it doesn’t mean it’s a commonly used command. In lower version of CAD, the JOINT command has every limited functionality, making fewer people use it. The higher version of CAD has enhanced the JOINT command, but fewer people have noticed this change.

Where to find JOINT command?

  1. Click the drop-down arrow of the Modify, find the JOINT, as shown in the following picture,

2. Type J, then press Enter to activate the JOINT command, as shown in the following picture,

What JOINT command could do in the past

The JOINT command used to have every limited functionality, it could only joint lines on the same line level and joint arcs on the same periphery, as shown in the following picture,

What JOINT command can do now

In higher version of CAD, Some enhancements have been added and any graphics can be joint into one. The JOINT command includes no parameters, making it every convenient to use.

  1. Joint continuous line, arc and polyline into polyline

If we want to joint continuous lines, arcs and (or) polyline into a complete polyline, there are two options: PE command or JOINT command. But if we use the PE command, we’ll have to go through steps, but with JOINT command, we just need to window select those lines to complete the joint.

2. Join lines into spline

The JOINT command can joint continuous splines into one spline and joint continuous lines, arcs that are connected to splines into one spline.

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