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How to add directional arrows to 3D polyline linetype and to spline?

A - answer 3D curves do not support the assignment of linetypes by default. If you want to represent the orientation of a 3D curve, e.g. the direction of media flow in a pipe in your AutoCAD DWG files, you can use the freeware utility 3DFlow by ARKANCE.

Download 3Dflow from Download, load it into your AutoCAD with APPLOAD and run it by typing the command 3DFLOW (traingle symbols) or 3DFLOWB (any 2D or 3D block).

You can specify the distance or the number of symbols. These are drawn in the "3Dflow" layer.

Example of using 3Dflow on a 3Dpolyline and spline:

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See also:
Tip 12896:How to perform multiple copying with relative offset to the last copy?
Tip 12046:Random shape and appearance of an Inventor part or assembly.
Tip 10544:How to highlight polyline nodes and segments and directions?
Tip 8943:Nudge DWG objects in a fixed grid.
Tip 7503:Autodesk 3ds Max keyboard shortcuts.


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