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Modifying/Moving an Arc

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When a single arc is selected its entity handles are displayed. Once you have selected the arc the editing choices are to either Delete, modify the properties using the Properties Explorer or the Ribbon, or to move one of the entity handles.

An arc has three entity handles, one at each end (blue) and one at its centre (red). Move the cursor over any of the handles and its colour changes to yellow then simply click to select it. If selected the major handle (red) attaches the whole arc to the cursor allowing it to be moved to a new position and clicked into place using any of the snaps and input options.  (Alternatively select the move button Move  command.) The minor handles at the endpoint's define the start and end angle of the arc. If one is selected it is attached to the cursor and moves with it changing the angle of that end as well as the radius, the other minor handle remains in place. The endpoint selected can be moved to a new position and clicked into place using any of the snaps and input options.

If the arc was drawn using the arc button Circle button then when selected the start and end angle points are coincident. Clicking on the coincident handles will select the endpoint first as that point was added to the drawing after the start point and was therefore drawn on top.

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