Re: [artworks] Drawing a perfect arc...

  • From: Richard Ashbery <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ArtWorks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 10:19:19 +0100

In article <68f054a94f.martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Martin Wuerthner
<lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <de324aa94f.Bryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Bryan
>           <bryanpage1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > I want to draw a perfect arc of a predefined length (degrees) and
> > radius with a starting point.  An example would be to place this
> > round the edge of a CD, allowing text to follow this arc.

> > I've checked the manual but can find nothing, does ArtWorks2
> > allow you to do this?

> The easiest way in ArtWorks is to draw a circle and cut out the
> desired piece by intersecting it with a triangle one corner of
> which coincides with the centre of the circle.

Another interesting way is to draw the circle, convert to shapes
(CTRL-N) and then use Path Editing....... "Split line tool icon"
available within either the Curve or Line tools. The split line tool
allows precise cutting of any part of the circle into an arc. Just
delete the bit you don't want.

I've used DrawLots for doing things like this as well and very good it
is too but the shapes don't display as smoothly as those created in
AW....... can AW anti-alias Draw files?

You might find my protractor useful as a rough guide.



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