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Constructing 3D PolyLines

A 3D PolyLine is a linear drawing entity that consists of two or more connected line segments for which you specify 3D coordinates for each segment start and end point.

To construct 3D PolyLines:

  1. Click Draw > 3D PolyLine (or type PolyLine3D).
  2. In the graphics area, specify the start point for the first line segment of the 3D PolyLine or enter a start point in 3D coordinates.
  3. Specify the segment endpoint in 3D coordinates.
  4. Do one:
    • Specify each successive segment according to step 3.
    • Specify the Close option to create a closed PolyLine, or press Enter.

  You can specify the Undo option to undo a previous segment.


Command: PolyLine3D

Menu: Draw > 3D PolyLine

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