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Mastering AutoCAD® 2012 and AutoCAD LT® 2012 by George Omura

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Chapter 19

Drawing Curves

So far in this book, you've been using basic lines, arcs, and circles to create your drawings. Now it's time to add polylines and spline curves to your repertoire. Polylines offer many options for creating forms, including solid fills and free-form curved lines. Spline curves are perfect for drawing accurate and smooth nonlinear objects.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Create and edit polylines
  • Create a polyline spline curve
  • Create and edit true spline curves
  • Mark divisions on curves

Introducing Polylines

Polylines are like composite line segments and arcs. A polyline may look like a series of line segments, but it acts like a single object. This characteristic makes polylines useful for a variety of applications, ...

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