Arc(Endpoints Center)


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Draws an arc using points set for the beginning, end, and radius of the arc. This command is similar to the Arc (Radius, Begin-End) command except the radius is determined by the third point rather than by entering a radius in the window.

Point 1: Beginning of the arc

Point 2: End of the arc

Point 3: Center (radius) 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 point, endpoint, and orientation point in the drawing. The line format stores a series of points for the line approximating the arc.

An arc is then drawn counterclockwise from the first point to the second point.


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