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    I'm trying to use Spline together with Line to draw pipes/tubes in 2D. What would be the quickest/easiest way to draw a long bend in a tube continued by a straight piece? My problem is that the bend always seems to "overshoot" the curve.
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    not sure if its what you need but the fillet command would be great for putting a bend between two straightlines, just set the fillet radius to what ever bend radius you need,

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    Fillet is nice, but what I need is something to make sure that the first and last segments are straight. No matter what I do it always seems to be curved to some degree. Using Ortho doesn't do much either.
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    surely fillet must leave you with straight ends? i dont quiet see what you are describing if you fillet two lines you get an arc with two straight lines either end.

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    Yes, fillet leaves straight ends, but spline does not. The problem with fillet is that I have to go back and create the curves afterwards, setting different radiuses etc, while Spline sort of acts like a real tube to begin with.
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    Try the PEDIT>>Fit or Pedit>>Spline options. "Fit" will add "curvyness" to your polyline segments and will pass through vertices. "Spline" uses polyline vertices as control points to create the spline shape.

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    Perhapse instead of a spline you should be drawing with a regular polyline?
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