Lengthen / Shorten

Toolbar / Icon:
Menu: Modify > Lengthen / Shorten
Shortcut: L, E
Commands: lengthen | shorten | trimamount | le


This tool can be used to either lengthen or shorten lines or arcs by a given amount.


  1. Enter the distance you want to lengthen an entity by in the options tool bar. A positive value lengthens the entity, while a negative value shortens it. E.g. a value of '5' will lengthen the chosen entity by 5 units.
  2. Choose the entity to be lengthened or shortened somewhere close to the end you want to modify.
  3. Right click or press the Escape key to terminate the tool.