Freehand line shows as multiple small lines


#1

When drawing contours with the freehand line, some contours are one line (from beginning to end) and some other contours are made out of multiple small lines.
Is there a way to avoid the multiple lines contour?
Thank you.


#2

Could you share a SKP file that shows that?

Is it that the freehand line is exploded into its segments?


#3

I already deleted the file but yes, some contours are made out of multiple
segments, but some others are just one line.


#4

Hmmm… I’ve been playing with trying to get exploded edges when drawing with the Freehand tool but I can’t make it happen. Maybe you could share an example the next time it does happen.


#5

I just tried with all possible draw settings (Click-drag-release / Auto detect / Click-move-click(with or without continue line drawing)), but all gave me a continues curve without any separated segments.

Both the curve version as the 3D Polyline version are contiuous.
3D Polyline is obtained while holding down [Shift] when starting to draw ‘Freehand’.

Also drawing at large scale or at small scale made no difference.


#6

Ok, I made some contours with freehand and some of them are one line and
some others are multiple lines.
Here is the skp file.
Thank you.

Freehand contours.skp (108 KB)


#7

It looks like every time, the freehand line ended (or startet?) not exactly at the rectangle, the line gets exploded…


#8

And an animated example…


#9

Interesting catch @Cotty. To my mind it suggests that the exploding is triggered while handling the short segment where the line retraces the existing outer edge.


#10

Indeed good catch Cotty. Thanks a lot. That was the reason.
The animated example makes it very clear. I didn’t have the "Endpoints"
checked for my Styles.


#11

You can create the rectangle with construction lines as a reference for the freehand tool and draw the face (rectangle) at the end to prevent this behaviour.


#12

Good idea. Thank you Cotty. .