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Curve FreeForm > Control Points 
The Curve command draws a curve from control point locations.
Commandline options
Closes the curve when the cursor moves close to the curve's start point.
Specifies the degree of the curve.
The resulting curve will not be the degree you request unless the control point number is at least one more than the degree number.
Setting Degree to other than 3 changes SubDFriendly to No.
Decides if the curve created is SubDFriendly. This option is only compatible with degree 3.
Creates a SubDFriendly curve.
Setting SubDFriendly to Yes changes Degree to 3.
Creates a normal curve.
Closes the curve as soon as there are two points placed.
Closes the curve smoothly, creating a periodic curve.
Closes the curve with a kink, creating a nonperiodic curve.
Reverses the last action.
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Curve FreeForm > Interpolate Points 
The InterpCrv command draws a curve through selected locations in space.
Many CAD programs use the term spline to describe an interpolated curve.
Commandline options
Closes the curve when the cursor moves close to the curve's start point.
Specifies the degree of the curve.
Unlike the Curve command, the resulting curve is always the degree you request even if only two points (start and end) are picked.
Setting Degree to other than 3 changes SubDFriendly to No.
Decides if the curve created is SubDFriendly. This option is only compatible with degree 3.
Creates a SubDFriendly curve.
Setting SubDFriendly to Yes changes Degree to 3.
Creates a normal curve.
Closes the curve as soon as there are two points placed.
If you continue to pick points, the curve updates the shape while remaining closed.
Determines how an interpolated curve is parameterized. When the spacing between the picked points is equal for the whole curve, all three parameterizations generate the same curve.
When you draw an interpolated curve, the points you pick are converted into knot values on the curve. The parameterization means how the intervals between knots are chosen.
The knot spacing is always 1 and is not based on the physical spacing of the points. Uniform parameterization can be used if the point spacing is roughly equal and it is desirable to draw several curves that have the same parameterization. This is possible only with uniform curves (unless you rebuild the curves). Uniform guarantees that every control point affects the surface exactly the same way, no matter how much the surface is edited.
The spacing between the picked points is used for the knot spacing. This makes curves that have widely varying point spacing behave better than uniform curves.
The square root of the spacing between picked points is used for the knot spacing.
Start the curve by snapping to a location on an existing curve where the start point of the new curve will be tangent to. If the start point is not on an existing curve, the start tangent direction is defined by the first two picked points.
If the start point has been picked on a curve, select the Direction option to repick the start tangent direction. So the new curve can start on the curve, but not tangent to it.
End the curve by snapping to a location on an existing curve where the end point of the new curve will be tangent to. If the end point is not on an existing curve, the end tangent direction is defined by the last two picked points.
If the end point has been picked on a curve, select the Direction option to repick the end tangent direction. So the new curve can end on the curve, but not tangent to it.
StartTangent and EndTangent options will not work when Degree≠3 or SubDFriendly=Yes.
Closes the curve smoothly, creating a periodic curve
Closes the curve with a kink, creating a nonperiodic curve.
Reverses the last action.
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