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

  • From: Richard Ashbery <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ArtWorks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 16:49:51 +0100

In article <2c8f94a94f.martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Martin Wuerthner
<lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <4fa9925532riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Richard Ashbery
>           <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > 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.

[snip]


> > 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.

> Yes, this is the best way of doing it visually. The main step is to
> create an anchor point at the point where you want to split. After
> converting the circle to a shape, all you need to do is to select
> the Curve tool and click anywhere on the outline of the circle.
> That adds an anchor point there. If you click on the "split line"
> icon (or press Backspace) with this anchor point selected, the
> line is split at that point.

Many thanks Martin for explaining in detail - I forget to mention the
all important........ anchor point(s).

Regards

Richard

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