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Creating complex entities

With progeCAD, complex entities include polylines (including rectangles and polygons), spline curves, donuts, and planes. In addition, progeCAD includes tools for adding hatching to your drawings.

This section explains several methods for creating complex entities, including how to:

  • Use menu commands on the Insert menu.
  • Use the tools on the Draw 2D toolbar.
  • Type commands in the command bar.

When you type a drawing command or select a tool, the program prompts you to enter coordinate points, such as endpoints or insertion points. As you draw, the program displays a context-sensitive prompt box with appropriate additional options for the type of entity you are drawing.

After you create complex entities, you can modify them using the entity-modification tools. Several of these entity types require special editing commands.

Adding hatching

Creating boundary polylines

Creating planes

Drawing donuts

Drawing polygons

Drawing polylines

Drawing rectangles

Drawing splines

Drawing wipeouts

Draw a boundary polyline

Draw a closed spline

Draw a donut

Draw a donut tangent to existing entities

Draw a line segment followed by an arc polyline segment

Draw a polygon by side

Draw a polygon by vertex

Draw a polyline with straight segments

Draw a quadrilateral plane

Draw a rectangle

Draw a rectangular plane

Draw a spline

Draw a square

Draw a wipeout

Open the Boundary Hatch dialog box

Select an area for hatching

Specify a predefined hatch pattern

Specify a user-defined hatch pattern

Specify the fit tolerance

Turn wipeout frames on or off

Use a predefined library pattern

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