Drawing Curves Through Points

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Drawing Curves Through Points

Postby daver » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:53 am

Do you ever need to draw curves that hit known points? See this.
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Re: Drawing Curves Through Points

Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:47 am

Thanks Dave....that's very useful....always had difficulty with curves and such.
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Re: Drawing Curves Through Points

Postby daver » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:12 pm

Roger, there are a number of different curve-drawing tools in that set. You'll probably find some of them are more suitable than others as you are drawing different things.
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Re: Drawing Curves Through Points

Postby stevep » Wed May 22, 2013 6:37 pm

What's happened to the links on DaveR's first post?

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Re: Drawing Curves Through Points

Postby albram » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:27 pm

A French curve is what you need . Or I have a drawing implement which can be formed to any curve to fit the required pattern , it's a tech drawing tool. Hope this helps

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Re: Drawing Curves Through Points

Postby daver » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:53 pm

A French curve would be great on paper but not so useful on the computer screen. ;)
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Re: Drawing Curves Through Points

Postby oldsaxon » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:28 pm

daver wrote:A French curve would be great on paper but not so useful on the computer screen. ;)


I used to draw (and do the surveys for) topographic maps. I love French curves more than I love IPA.

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Re: Drawing Curves Through Points

Postby daver » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:55 pm

oldsaxon wrote:
daver wrote:A French curve would be great on paper but not so useful on the computer screen. ;)


I used to draw (and do the surveys for) topographic maps. I love French curves more than I love IPA.


Howzzat work for you on your computer screen? :P
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