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Creating simple entities

With progeCAD ® , simple entities include lines (both finite and infinite), circles, arcs, ellipses, elliptical arcs, points, and rays. In addition, progeCAD includes a freehand sketch tool. Entities drawn freehand are also considered to be simple entities.

This chapter explains how to create simple entities using the different ways that you can start the drawing command for each, including how to:

Use menu commands on the Draw menu.

Use the tools on the Draw toolbar.

Type commands in the command bar.
  1. In some cases, there are a number of different ways to create an entity. For the most part, one or two are given here. Refer to the online Help to learn how to create entities using other methods.
  2. When you use a tool or a drawing command, the program prompts you to enter coordinate points, such as endpoints or insertion points. You can enter the points or distances either using a mouse or by typing coordinate values at the command prompt. As you draw, progeCAD also displays a context-sensitive prompt box with appropriate additional options for the type of entity you are drawing.
  3. After you create entities, you can modify them using the entity modification tools.