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What is the difference in stretching an arc with the square or triangular grip?

A - answer Grip editing of an arc in AutoCAD 2006 offers either the square grip (dragging changes the radius, keeping the endpoints anchored) or the triangular grip (dragging changes the radius, keeping the included angle, endpoints are offset).

Similarly the triangles on the arc endpoints can lengthen the arc in the given direction.

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See also:
Tip 11252:Applying STRETCH to 3D objects in AutoCAD.
Tip 11198:Justified attribute text in mirrored blocks (AutoCAD)
Tip 11054:Difference volume (3D solid) between two TIN surfaces (sets of coordinates)
Tip 10015:How to select and modify objects in all layouts of the DWG?
Tip 9916:Rotated UCS when stretching objects with grip-editing.


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