Adding Curves

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Adding Curves

You can add open and closed curves.

To set the Fill Styles and Line Styles before adding curves use the Default Graphics Settings.

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Open

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Closed

To add an open curve to a graphical sheet, click on the clip0512  button in the AddShapes ribbon menu button group.

To add a closed curve to a graphical sheet, click on one of the clip0508  buttons in the AddShapes ribbon menu button group.

clip0509 Adds a hollow curve.
clip0510 Adds a filled curve with border.
clip0511 Adds a filled curve without a border.

Move the mouse inside the graphical sheet's viewport. You will see the point cross follow the mouse. Left-click when the point cross is where you want to start a curve or press the Enter key followed by the X value, Enter/Space/Tab key, the Y value, and then Enter/Space/Tab to exactly place the starting point.

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Now as you mouse the mouse the first segment of the curve will be defined.

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Left-click to define the second point for the curve or press the Enter key followed by the X value, Enter key, the Y value, and then Enter to exactly place the second point. Now as you move the mouse the curves second segment is being defined.

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Open Curve

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Closed Curve

 

Continue this to complete the curve. If you are adding an open curve and you place the cursor over the first point of the curve and left-click, the curve will be automatically closed and filled.

Double-click to end the curve with the next segment to be placed or press the ESC key to end the curve with the last completed curve segment.