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Here's an example of fencing:

  • Draw a rectangle with lines protruding through the edges, as shown.
     
  • Enter "tr" for Trim.
  • Select the rectangle and right click or click Enter.
  • Enter "f" for Fence.
  • Draw a fence line through the objects that you would like to trim, as shown.
     
  • Right click (or click Enter) twice.
  • This is what you should end up with:
     

The best use I find for "fencing" is when I am drawing up full-height backsplash panels that have a diagonal scoring pattern. I draw an oversized scoring pattern, place the backsplash panel where I want the scoring pattern to line up, and then trim the lines.

 

 About the Author:  Seth Emery is a CAD Drafter/CNC Programmer for Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc. in Lititz, Pennsylvania.  H.H.  Ross specializes in the fabrication and installation of solid surface, granite, and engineered stone countertops in residential and commercial applications.  Seth can be reached at seth77@ptd.net  Visit the H.H. Ross website at http://www.hhross.com

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