line

'line' <name(char<9)>|'!' <p1> <p2> <cp|seq> <div> [<bias>]This keyword is used to define or redefine a line. A line depends on points. A line can only be defined if the necessary points are already defined. Attention: The points p1 and p2 must not lie on the same location. There are three different types of lines available. The straight line

line l1 p1 p2 4

is defined by: its name l1 (the name could have up to 8 characters), by the points p1 and p2 and optionally by the division. The arc

line

`!`

p1 p2 cp 4
needs a center point cp. The radius changes linear from p1 to p2 if the center-point cp is excentric. The name is chosen automatically (triggered by the character

`!`

). The spline
line l1 p1 p2 seq 4

needs a so called sequential-set, seq (use the command “seqa” or “qseq” to define such a set). This set seq stores the spline points between the end-points in the right order. The spline function is described in [16]. Usually, a line is defined interactively with “qlin”.