Join Curves / Connect Curves
These two commands join open curves and forms a single closed curve by connecting the closest end points of the curves.
Connect Curves finds the closest end nodes of open selected curves and joins them by adding a straight line between them:
Join Curves finds the closest end nodes just like Connect Curves does, however it tries to find a real or imaginary point of intersection and extends (or cuts off) the segments so they meet at the intersection:
If there is no intersection point or if the intersection point is too far away, the segments are joined by adding a straight line, same as Connect Curves:
When either command is issued, a dialog box appears prompting for the maximum distance between end nodes to be joined:
If Try auto-closing paths first is selected, then CurveWorks will attempt to close each open subpath first before trying to connect it to other open curves.
At a glance, the difference between Connect Curves and Join Curves can be seen on the following figure:
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