FINDING RADIUS POINTS OF ARCS GIVEN

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MATT

FINDING RADIUS POINTS OF ARCS GIVEN

Post by MATT » Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:46 am

HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT FINDING THE THE LOCATION OF A RADIUS POINT OF AN ARC IN A DRAWING.

THANKS

Vincent Popish
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radius pt

Post by Vincent Popish » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:13 am

Hi:
You can use the id command and the cen (for center) osnap and pick on the arc or circle. The id command is a pausable command, ie: you can use it in the middle of another command by typing in 'id. Or if you need to draw a line from the radius pt you use line and then the cen osnap, while selecting the arc. There are many ways to do it...
Thanks,
Vince Popish

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Post by ianw2 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:58 pm

Keep in mind that, if your arc is a 3D line, you're going to get some really screwy results! For that reason, I keep a layer called "Stuff" that I can copy the arc to and then reduce the arc on "Stuff" to 2D. Then I draw better lines, etc.
Ian Wilson
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Glen Cameron
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curves

Post by Glen Cameron » Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:33 pm

CADCurves may also help you when getting information about a curve.
Simply take your mouse (cross hairs) and pick on the arc. It does not show the center coordinate but if the curve is in the database, it will display the center point number. It also displays other curve info and will let you calculate more curves in the drawing, directly, if desired.

Cheers,
Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T.
City of North Bay, Ontario

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