ARC command

Creates an arc.

BricsCAD Shape; BricsCAD Lite; BricsCAD Pro; BricsCAD Mechanical; BricsCAD BIM


Alias: A


Creates an arc from a combination of options including the start point, second point, end point, center, included angle, direction, and length of chord.

  1. Start
  2. Direction
  3. Second
  4. Radius
  5. Length of cord
  6. Angle
  7. Center
  8. End

Methods to create an arc

This command has 3 methods to begin creating an arc:

  • Start of arc
  • Center
  • Follow last point

You can press the Ctrl key while drawing an arc to change its direction from counterclockwise to clockwise.

Start of arc
Begin creating an arc by specifying a start point then:
Second point
Specify a point along the arc’s circumference.
Additional options: [Angle/Center/Direction/End/Radius]
Specify the end point of the arc.
Begin creating an arc by specifying a center point then:
Specify the start point of the arc.
Specify the end point of the arc.
Additional options: [Angle/Length of chord]
Follow last point
Begin creating an arc from the last drawn arc or line segment, following its angle, then:
Specify the end point of the arc. The arc is drawn tangent to the previous segment.
  1. Last point
  2. End of arc

Additional options within the ARC command

After you begin creating an arc, the following options may be available:

Specify the included angle of the arc.
Specify the direction of the arc.
Specify the radius of the arc.