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Basic Curves

Basic Curves



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Basic Curves
When you choose this option, the Basic Curves dialog is displayed. The icons at the topare the curve types that you can create, plus two editing methods.
Basic Curves Dialog Icons
LineBrings up the Line mode of the Basic Curves dialog, which gives you options for creating lines.ArcBrings up the Arc mode of the Basic Curves dialog, which gives you options for creating arcs.CircleBrings up the Circle mode of the Basic Curves dialog, which gives you optionsfor creating circles.FilletBrings up the Fillet mode of the Basic Curves dialog, which gives you options for creating fillets.TrimBrings up the Trim mode of the Basic Curves dialog, which gives you options for trimming basic curves.Edit CurveParametersBrings up the Edit Curve Parameters mode of the Basic Curves dialog, whichgives you options for editing parameters of basic curves.Other options on the Basic Curves dialog vary, depending on which of the icons you choose. Theunique options are described in the appropriate individual curve creation sections. Options thatare common to more than one curve type are described in the Overview.
The Basic Curves dialog is available from both the Create Curve dialog and the Sketch Toolsdialog. The Basic Curves dialog provides you with several tools to make curve creation faster andeasier.
Basic Curves Tools and Common Options
ToolsDialog bar Text fields in which you can enter values for the location or parameters of thecurve that you are creating.Preview of ObjectCreationIn most cases, as you are creating a curve, the display shows what the curvewill look like based on its current definition.Shift/MB3 PopupMenusProvide quick access to frequently-used options for specific curve types.Status lineGives you valuable feedback while you are creating curves, such as what kindof point is highlighted, or whether you have highlighted an object. The Statusline is located below the graphics window.
Common OptionsDeltaWhen this option is ON, any values you key into the dialog bar are relative tothe last defined point.Point MethodLets you specify points relative to existing geometry, or by specifying a cursor location or using the
Point Constructor 
.String ModeLets you create an unbroken string of curves. When this option is on, the endof one object becomes the beginning of the next. To stop string mode, turn thebutton OFF. To break string mode and start it again with the next objectcreated, choose Break String or press MB2.Break StringBreaks the string of curves at the place where you chose this option, butString Mode remains active (i.e., if you create more lines or arcs, they will bein another unbroken string). 
Basic Curves Line
There are several options on the Basic Curves dialog that are unique to line creation.
Basic Curves Dialog Options (unique for line mode)
UnboundedWhen this option is ON, any line that you create, regardless of thecreation method, is bounded by the limits of the view. (String Modeis grayed out.)Lock Mode / Unlock ModeUse Lock Mode when your next action would normally cause the linecreation mode to change, and you want to avoid that.Parallel optionsOptions for creating parallel lines. The lines can be parallel to aWCS axis, or at a specified distance from a selected line.Line Creation Dialog Bar Special Dialog Bar fields for Line Creation.Angle IncrementIf you specify the first point, then drag the cursor around thegraphics window, the line snaps to each degree of increment that isspecified in this field. The Angle Increment is effective only when thePoint Methodis set to Inferred Point. If any other Point Method isused, the Angle Increment is ignored.To change the Angle Increment, enter a new value in the field andpress the <Enter> key. (The new value will not become effective untilthe <Enter> key is pressed.)Other options on this dialog are common options (i.e., shared by several modes) that aredescribed in the Overview.
You can change the angle and/or length of a line immediately after you create it, by keying newvalues into the dialog bar text fields and pressing <Enter>.
Lock/Unlock Mode
When you are creating a line that is parallel, perpendicular, or at an angle to an existing line, andyou choose Lock Mode, the mode of line creation that is currently "rubberbanding" in the graphicswindow is locked. You can use this option when your next action would normally cause the linecreation mode to change, and you want to avoid that.When you choose Lock Mode, the button changes to Unlock Mode. You can choose Unlock Modeto free up the line being created, to switch to a different mode.Let's say you wanted a line through a point, parallel to line A, and ending at a point projected fromthe endpoint of line B.When you have specified the start point and selected line A, the new line "rubberbands" parallelto the line A. At this time, the word "Parallel" is displayed in the Status line. However, if you try toselect the endpoint of line B, to determine the projection for the end of your new line, the line willsnap to that endpoint - not what you want.Press MB2 to choose Lock Mode, which is the default action. Now you can select the endpoint of Line B to establish the end of the new line. 

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