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
- 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.
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Creating boundary polylines
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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