Arc (3 Point)

Menu: Draw / Arcs / Arc (3-Point)

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Draws an arc using a specified starting point, a second point through which the arc passes, and the endpoint of the arc.

Point 1: Beginning of the arc Point 2: A point along the arc Point 3: Endpoint of the arc

There are two choices for the format of the arc:


If you select Draw as a Line, the arc will be drawn as line segments that follow the shape of an arc. Otherwise the arc will be stored as an actual arc. The arc format stores a center point, starting point, endpoint, and orientation point in the drawing. The line format stores a series of points for the line approximating the arc. You can draw arcs with this command in either a decreasing or increasing angular direction. This means that the arc can be drawn in either direction from its starting point.


N Segments: When saved as a line, this is the number of segments, into which the object will be divided.