Creating simple entities

Simple entities include lines (both finite and infinite), circles, arcs, ellipses, elliptical arcs, points, and rays. In addition, progeCAD includes a freehand sketch tool that can be used to create simple entities.

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

    Use menu commands on the Draw menu.

    Use the tools on the Draw toolbar.

    Type commands in the command bar.

In some cases, there are a number of different ways to create an entity. For the most part, one or two are given in this guide. Refer to the Command Reference in the online Help to learn how to create entities using other methods.

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 in the command bar. As you draw, progeCAD also displays a context-sensitive prompt box with appropriate additional options for the type of entity you are drawing.

After you create entities, you can modify them using the entity modification tools.

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Drawing lines

Drawing circles

Drawing arcs

Drawing ellipses

Drawing elliptical arcs

Drawing point entities

Drawing rays

Drawing infinite lines

Drawing construction lines

Drawing freehand sketches