cadmovie963 – Back to Basics (Creating) – Part 22

Polylines– This is one of the tools that you can use to create multi point lines. You might recall that when you completed the line exercise the each line was an individual. This tool allows you to create lines that are joined together.

The corner with two parts of the polyline join is called a vertex. The vertex can be a corner (a point) or a curve (bezier, cubic spline, or a fillet).

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2 thoughts on “cadmovie963 – Back to Basics (Creating) – Part 22

  1. Jon,
    Thanks for posting these Back to Basics posts. Question. Is there an advantage of using line vs polyline vs 2d polygon in a vertex to vertex mode? Also, what about using arcs vs. polyline in the same mode? Are these just a different way of doing the same thing?

    • Q:Is there an advantage of using line vs polyline vs 2d polygon in a vertex to vertex mode?
      A:If you are drawing a series of lines that appear to be continuous (say irrigation pipework), then it is easier to use the polygon with the corner vertex mode. This will reduce the amount of clicking dramatically, but perhaps more importantly, it will allow you to edit the entire polygon if you need to change the graphics. So when it comes to creation its quicker use the polygon, but when it comes to editing it is substantially quicker to have the polygon.

      Q:Also, what about using arcs vs. polyline in the same mode? Are these just a different way of doing the same thing?
      A: I am not sure I understand your question, but if you need to draw a polyline that you will want to measure or dimension the arcs, then it is a lot better for you to use the polyline with the arc vertex.

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