Creating arcs


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Creating arcs

The next tool I want to cover is the Arc tool. Now this is more about line drawing tool rather then a shape drawing tool, where a circle creates a face or a rectangle creates a face with edges. The Arc tool actually just creates the edges. You can find it here under Arc or you can find it here under Draw. Again, the keyboard shortcut is A, so if I select this it brings up the Arc tool. It's a pencil with a little arc underneath it and how this tool works is I lay down the two sides of the arc.

So I left click here, left click here and create a line which is the base of my arc and then the third click is actually what's called the chord of the arc. So basically how much bulge and it will snap at half circle. So if I click there then I have an exact half circle and then from there if I want to I can actually just draw on to that with the Pencil tool. So I can actually create an object like that. One thing about the Arc tool is that it's actually very good in combination with ot...

Creating arcs
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Creating arcs provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 6 Essential Training

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