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  Overview  

The Power Circle tool provides a convenient way to create either simple precise circles or circles defined by 3 or more bezier points. The Points may be subsequently edited to form non-circle shapes. For example if you wish to create a closed bezier curve with 10 points this would be an easy way to do it.

Usage:

1) Select the type of curve to be created.
2) Select the desired number of points if a Bezier Curve is created.
3) Click and Drag to create Circle.
4) Click "Edit Sketch" and edit points if desired.
5) A single Click will instead of Click/Draw will create a circle using the previous parameters.

  Power Circle Parameters  

Radius: Radius of the Circle.

Curve Type:

  • Sketch Circle Curve: specifies that we create a sketch circle that uses 2 points (center and point on on circle).
  • Single Bezier Curve: specifies that we create a single Bezier curve with "smooth" points.
  • NURBS Curve: specifies that we create a rational sketch NURBS curve with 9 control points.
  • Bezier C1 Curve: specifies that we create a single Bezier Curve with C1 Points.
  • Bezier C1 Segments: species that we create multiple Bezier Curves which start and end at C1 Points.

Number Points: specifies how many points to use in the construction of the "Bezier" type curves.