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Carlson, draw arc with start, end, and direction

Discussion in 'Software, CAD & Mapping' started by Jimmy Cleveland, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Jimmy Cleveland

    Jimmy Cleveland 7-Year Member

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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
     
  2. spledeus

    spledeus 5-Year Member

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    I can try in the am, but is it not
    Arc
    Direction
    <End>
    <End>
    <Direction>
    ?

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  3. MAG-EYE

    MAG-EYE 3-Year Member

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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.
     
  4. Jimmy Cleveland

    Jimmy Cleveland 7-Year Member

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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.
     
  5. billvhill

    billvhill 3-Year Member

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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.
     
  6. Ladd Nelson

    Ladd Nelson 7-Year Member

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    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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  7. billvhill

    billvhill 3-Year Member

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    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
     
  8. Ladd Nelson

    Ladd Nelson 7-Year Member

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

    billvhill 3-Year Member

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  10. 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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