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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  Visit the H.H. Ross website at

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