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Creating a tangent polyline segment.

A - answer The PLINE command creates by default tangent arcs (e.g. when going from straight to arc segment). But you can also easily create a tangent straight segment continuing from an arc segment.

In the polyline arc segment mode, enter the Line option and then Length - enter the length of the line segment and this new straight segment will be tangent to the last arc segment.

In Architectural Desktop, you can use this to prepare a wall outline and convert it then to a wall with the WallToolToLinework command.

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27.10.2004    11842x  
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See also:
Tip 11074:How to convert a 2D polyline to 3D or vice-versa?
Tip 11025:How to create an axis of two curves? (average curve)
Tip 10231:How to draw spiral in AutoCAD LT?
Tip 10138:Dimensioning a curve length or distance between two points on a curve.
Tip 10015:How to select and modify objects in all layouts of the DWG?

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