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Adding Curvature Control to Splines

To add curvature control:

  1. In the Edit Sketch mode, select a spline.
  2. Click Add Curvature Control Tool_Add_Curvature_Control_Spline_Tools.gif (Spline Tools toolbar) or Tools > Spline Tools > Add Curvature Control to display a new curvature control pointer.
  3. Drag to position the handle.


    When you drag the curvature control pointer and it shifts sides, it indicates that you crossed an inflection point. To display inflection points, right-click and select Show Inflection Points Tool_Show_Inflection_Points_Spline_Tools.gif.

  4. Click to position the handle.


  5. Select the ball of the curvature control pointer and drag in either direction along the vector handle to adjust the radius of curvature.

    Video: Adding Curvature Control

  6. Click PM_OK.gif.

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