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join splines
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* June 26, 2017, 01:05:12 PM
I have TurboCAD 2016 Designer 32-bit and want to use fill for an area enclose by a couple splines.  They were created using "Draw/Curve/Control Points".  I can group them but they aren't joined and thus fill won't work.


June 26, 2017, 02:57:08 PM
I don't have Designer, but what I would do is put each Spline in Edit mode so that I can see the Control Points.  After exiting Edit mode, I would then put Points (using the Vertex Snap function) at each of the Control Points.

From there, I would draw a new Spline hitting all the Points and be sure to Close to end drawing.


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* June 26, 2017, 02:58:08 PM
Select the group and press Ctrl+Shift+H. They don't have to be joined for that command to work. If you don't like the solid black fill that probably appears, click on the fill and then right-click to open the Local Menu. Select "Properties," go to the "Brush" page, and fiddle with the various options.

Henry H


June 26, 2017, 06:11:38 PM
You could use the Pick Point Hatching tool/command.  As long as the endpoints of the splines actually touch, thereby creating a closed area to create the Hatching.  The 2016 Comparison Chart on the Wiki shows Designer having that tool/command.
(example shown below in a non-looping animated .gif; click on it to start the animation)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2017, 06:14:36 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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