Creating Two-Point Splines with Tangency

To create two-point splines with tangency:

  1. Click Spline Tool_Spline_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Entities > Spline.
    The pointer changes to .
  2. Click to place the first point and drag out the first segment.
  3. Click the next point and drag out the second segment.
  4. Repeat for each segment to create a spline with three or more points.
  5. Double-click when the spline is complete.
    The Spline PropertyManager appears.
    Spline handles display by default. To hide or display spline handles, click Show Spline Handles Tool_Show_Spline_Handles_Spline_Tools.gif (Spline Tools toolbar) or Tools > Spline Tools > Show Spline Handles .
  6. Click PM_OK.gif.
  7. In the Edit Sketch mode, right-click the spline and select Simplify Spline Tool_Simplify_Spline_Tools.gif.
  8. In the dialog box, click Smooth until the spline contains only two points, then click OK.
    The endpoints of the spline retain their slope.
    spline_before_simply.gif spline_after_simply.gif
    Original spline Simplified 2-point spline
    As with all splines, you can add tangency between two-point splines and other sketch entities.
    spline_multi-point.gif spline_after_simplify-tangent.gif
    Multi-point spline Simplified spline