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AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Essentials by Scott Onstott

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CHAPTER 5 Shaping Curves

From the simplest polyline that includes straight and curving arc segments to more complexly curving ellipses and splines, you can shape curves to suit any geometric situation in AutoCAD. Spline objects offer the most flexibility, allowing you to shape them using fit points or control vertices. You can also create splines that seamlessly blend between existing straight or curved objects while maintaining smooth or tangent continuity.

In this chapter, you'll learn to do the following:

  • Draw and edit curved polylines
  • Draw ellipses
  • Shape splines
  • Blend between objects with splines

Draw and Edit Curved Polylines

The simplest curved objects are circles and arcs (which are just parts of circles) because they curve with ...

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