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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    14310×  

See also:
Tip 11913:Simple export of vertex-coordinates from a selected polyline.
Tip 10231:How to draw spiral in AutoCAD LT?
Tip 9743:How to use XY coordinates from Excel as polyline vertices in AutoCAD?
Tip 7998:How to change a straight polyline segment to arc segment?
Tip 7800:How to model a 3D hyperboloid?

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