Subject: Creating complex entities

Complex entities include polylines (including rectangles, squares, and polygons), spline curves, donuts, and planes. In addition, CADdirect includes tools for adding tables, wipeouts, revision clouds, leaders, hatching, and gradients to your drawings.  

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 type a drawing command or select a tool, the program prompts you to enter coordinate points, such as endpoints or insertion points. As you draw, the pro­gram displays a context-sensitive prompt box with appropriate additional options for the type of entity you are drawing.

After you create complex entities, you can modify them using the entity-modification tools. Several of these entity types require special editing commands.

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Drawing rectangles and squares

Drawing polygons

Drawing polylines

Drawing multilines

Drawing traces

Drawing splines

Drawing helices

Drawing donuts

Creating planes

Drawing architectural entities

Drawing tables

Drawing wipeouts

Drawing revision clouds

Adding multileaders

Creating boundary polylines

Adding hatching and gradients

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