(b) No option applied.

(c) Minimize Tangent Deviation.

(d) Minimize Point Deviation.

(e) Equal Length Segments.

(f) Equal Angles Between Segments.

This tool creates a vector (polygonal) line from a picked spline. The former is as good an approximation of the latter as the options selected from the tool's options palette allow. These options can be used one at a time or in combination.

**Number Of Segments**: The number given in this field determines how many segments will be generated for the vector line approximation.

**Minimize Tangent Deviation**: It minimizes the angle between segments of the vector line and the tangents to the curve at the intersection points.

**Minimize Point Deviation**: **Minimize** the distance of the points of the vector line from the curve.

**Equal Length Segments**: Creates a vector line where the lengths of the segments vary as little as possible. When this option is used by itself, the lengths of the segments are exactly equal.

**Equal Angles Between Segments**: Creates a vector line with minimized variations of angles between segments.

**Show Points**: When this option is on, the points will be shown as soon as they are generated and they are in the result buffer. **Points** can be shown permanently by turning on the **Show Points** option in the **Display** palettes.