How to reshape an arc to be asymmetrical


#1

I need asymmetrical top for a Spanish style entry door. Isn’t there a tool to push the line around?!


#2

Could you show an example of the sort of door you’re trying to draw? Maybe the Scale tool would work or maybe you need to use a different tool instead of the Arc tool.


#3

explode the arc and use ‘move’ tool on the end points…

john


#4


#5

It’s better not to think of that shape as one arc, use the arc tool to draw the various parts. Watch the inference colours to get tangent curves.
You could use a bezier curve, but it is easily done with the arc tool.

Here it is done roughly, you can be more or less accurate as you choose.


#6

You may be able to get away by simply drawing a half circle and scaling it down vertically:

-Gully


#7

Box,
Simply elegant. I should have known, but thanks to you, I now know!
CDog


#8

Am I missing something? The original post title says “asymmetrical” and the drawing at least appears to be asymmetrical. But the techniques shown by @Box and @Gully_Foyle draw shapes that are symmetric right-to-left…


#9

Appears to be a language issue.

-Gully


#10

You folks gotta get out more!
THE CURVE ON ONE HALF OF THE DOOR’S TOP IS ASYMMETRICAL. ITS APEX IS A POINT, NOT PART OF A CURVE.


#11

Why so angry?< >

Anssi


#12

Um, “symmetric” has nothing to do with whether a shape is a smooth curve, pointed, or anything like that. If the left and right sides of the arch are reflections about the centerline, it is symmetric. If (as it appears in the sketch) they are not the same, it is asymmetric. So which is it? Are your use of language and drawing sloppy, or do you really want an asymmetric shape? Just trying to make sure you are getting the help you really needed.

And no need for all caps shouting, by the way!


#13

slbaumgartner was clearly beaten as a puppy. Overthinking sinks ships.
And a sense of humor helps when one is being razzed!


#14

This is the sort of “sloppy” work I do.


#15

I’d love to hear what you think “symmetrical” means.

-Gully


#16

“ASYMMETRICAL” was the word employed.
Go actually build something!


#17

I’d love to hear what you think either one means.

-G


#18

I will not qualify that insult with an obvious answer.
Have you ever actually built anything?GREEN AV 2.1.1.pdf (1.5 MB)
Latest hobby project. Professor.

Thanks again, Box!