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    ok, heres my problem. I am drawing up on outdoor amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is fine but i need to draw a curved footpath on a gradient. I am using 2007 Autocad and am struggling with which tool is best to use. Thought of using loft but need to get the gradient as smooth as possible. Any suggestions

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    The Koran says 'You should go by the straight path'. So you should use lines for the footpath.
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    For the agnostics amongst us, the Koran is a book of fiction containing lots of ridiculously made-up stories in a similar way to that of the Bible
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    There's an AutoCAD Bible serial of books, but no AutoCAD Koran or AutoCAD Talmud any. That's unfairly.

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    Religion & CAD , just a little off topic

    Watso....I'm sure some of the modelling guru's here would approach this differently, but I'm still stuck at first principles

    If the grade was constant, just draw a flat slab, rotate to required grade,
    Then create cutting solids for subtraction....

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    maybe sweep??

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    What about OFFSET3D?
    Draw a centerline for the footpath as a 3D-Polyline and offset this one to both sides. Using RULESURF you can get a horizontal ruled surface to describe the way.
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    cheers for the tips guys. I got there in the end. I drew my contoured footpath and the drew a horizontal line the specified width of the fooptah at one end and used sweep.

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    Using RULESURF you can get a horizontal ruled surface to describe the way.
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