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Carlson, draw arc with start, end, and direction  

Jimmy Cleveland
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Good morning, I have a quick question about drawing arcs. I seem to remember being able to draw an arc be picking the start, end, and then "dragging a direction". I cannot seem to find that option in Carlson 2016 embedded AutoCad.

Am I overlooking it?

Thanks in advance.
Jimmy

Jimmy L. Cleveland, RLS, PLS
TN, AR, MS, MO, KY

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Posted : October 2, 2017 7:18 am
spledeus
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Jimmy Cleveland, post: 449128, member: 91 wrote: Good morning, I have a quick question about drawing arcs. I seem to remember being able to draw an arc be picking the start, end, and then "dragging a direction". I cannot seem to find that option in Carlson 2016 embedded AutoCad.

Am I overlooking it?

Thanks in advance.
Jimmy

I can try in the am, but is it not
Arc
Direction

?

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J. Thaddeus Eldredge, PLS, CFM
Eldredge Surveying & Engineering, LLC

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Posted : October 2, 2017 4:38 pm
MAG-EYE
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I can only get it to work by drawing arc by the arc command. I don't get the direction option if i arc while in a polyline.

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Posted : October 3, 2017 4:51 am
Jimmy Cleveland
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The direction option must be stripped out of the OEM engine for Carlson. My versions (2016 and 2017) do not have it.

Jimmy L. Cleveland, RLS, PLS
TN, AR, MS, MO, KY

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Posted : October 5, 2017 4:42 am
billvhill
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You can go to the pull down menu
Draw, Arc and then pick your sequence.
Your probably right about another thing stripped out of the OEM version.
It's like AutoDesk left just enough commands out of the OEM version, hoping it will get $3000 a year annoying or what ever a subscription cost.

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Posted : October 6, 2017 6:47 pm
Ladd Nelson
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Jimmy Cleveland, post: 449128, member: 91 wrote: Good morning, I have a quick question about drawing arcs. I seem to remember being able to draw an arc be picking the start, end, and then "dragging a direction". I cannot seem to find that option in Carlson 2016 embedded AutoCad.

Am I overlooking it?

Thanks in advance.
Jimmy

You'll want/need to run the native AutoCAD ARC command via the .ARC key-in command (note the period preceding the command).

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Ladd Nelson
Carlson Software

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Posted : October 12, 2017 2:36 pm
billvhill
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Ladd Nelson, post: 450735, member: 307 wrote: You'll want/need to run the native AutoCAD ARC command via the .ARC key-in command (note the period preceding the command).

Ladd,
Is using the decimal preceding an AutoCad native command something that Carlson came up with or is this an AutoCad thing. I believe I previously used the dash for older AutoCad commands

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Posted : October 12, 2017 5:40 pm
Ladd Nelson
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billvhill, post: 450754, member: 8398 wrote: Ladd,
Is using the decimal preceding an AutoCad native command something that Carlson came up with or is this an AutoCad thing. I believe I previously used the dash for older AutoCad commands

This is (and has been) a function of AutoCAD. This thread summarizes the Command syntax nicely.

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Ladd Nelson
Carlson Software

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Posted : October 12, 2017 6:34 pm
billvhill
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Ladd Nelson, post: 450761, member: 307 wrote: This is (and has been) a function of AutoCAD. This thread summarizes the Command syntax nicely.

http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?86056-By-putting-underscore-quot-_-quot-or-dash-quot-quot-before-the-name-of-the-command
I guess the dash is to bring up a command line version of the command

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Posted : October 12, 2017 7:22 pm
cptdent
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I type in ONLY ARC, then pick one end point, pick the second, type D on the command and pull the arc in the direction I desire. Works every time.

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Posted : October 14, 2017 3:57 pm
  
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