Spline¶
The SPLINE entity (DXF Reference) is a 3D curve, all coordinates have to be 3D coordinates even if the spline is just a 2D planar curve.
The spline curve is defined by control points, knot values and weights. The control points establish the spline, the various types of knot vector determines the shape of the curve and the weights of rational splines define how strong a control point influences the shape.
A SPLINE can be created just from fit points  knot values and weights are optional (tested with AutoCAD 2010). If you add additional data, be sure you know what you do, because invalid data may invalidate the whole DXF file.
The function ezdxf.math.fit_points_to_cad_cv()
calculates control
vertices from given fit points. This control vertices define a cubic
Bspline which matches visually the SPLINE entities created by BricsCAD and
AutoCAD from fit points.
See also
Subclass of 

DXF type 

Factory function 
see table below 
Inherited DXF attributes 

Required DXF version 
DXF R2000 ( 
Factory Functions¶
Basic spline entity 

Spline control frame from fit points 

Open uniform spline 

Closed uniform spline 

Open rational uniform spline 

Closed rational uniform spline 

 class ezdxf.entities.Spline¶
All points in WCS as (x, y, z) tuples
 dxf.degree¶
Degree of the spline curve (int).
 dxf.flags¶
Bit coded option flags, constants defined in
ezdxf.lldxf.const
:dxf.flags
Value
Description
CLOSED_SPLINE
1
Spline is closed
PERIODIC_SPLINE
2
RATIONAL_SPLINE
4
PLANAR_SPLINE
8
LINEAR_SPLINE
16
planar bit is also set
 dxf.n_knots¶
Count of knot values (int), automatically set by ezdxf (read only)
 dxf.n_fit_points¶
Count of fit points (int), automatically set by ezdxf (read only)
 dxf.n_control_points¶
Count of control points (int), automatically set by ezdxf (read only)
 dxf.knot_tolerance¶
Knot tolerance (float); default is 1e10
 dxf.fit_tolerance¶
Fit tolerance (float); default is 1e10
 dxf.control_point_tolerance¶
Control point tolerance (float); default is 1e10
 closed¶
True
if spline is closed. A closed spline has a connection from the last control point to the first control point. (read/write)
 control_points¶
VertexArray
of control points in WCS.
 fit_points¶
VertexArray
of fit points in WCS.
 knots¶
Knot values as
array.array('d')
.
 weights¶
Control point weights as
array.array('d')
.
 control_point_count() int ¶
Count of control points.
 fit_point_count() int ¶
Count of fit points.
 knot_count() int ¶
Count of knot values.
 construction_tool() BSpline ¶
Returns the construction tool
ezdxf.math.BSpline
.
 apply_construction_tool(s) Spline ¶
Apply SPLINE data from a
BSpline
construction tool or from ageomdl.BSpline.Curve
object.
 flattening(distance: float, segments: int = 4) Iterator[Vec3] ¶
Adaptive recursive flattening. The argument segments is the minimum count of approximation segments between two knots, if the distance from the center of the approximation segment to the curve is bigger than distance the segment will be subdivided.
 Parameters:
distance – maximum distance from the projected curve point onto the segment chord.
segments – minimum segment count between two knots
 set_open_uniform(control_points: Sequence[UVec], degree: int = 3) None ¶
Open Bspline with a uniform knot vector, start and end at your first and last control points.
 set_uniform(control_points: Sequence[UVec], degree: int = 3) None ¶
Bspline with a uniform knot vector, does NOT start and end at your first and last control points.
 set_closed(control_points: Sequence[UVec], degree=3) None ¶
Closed Bspline with a uniform knot vector, start and end at your first control point.
 set_open_rational(control_points: Sequence[UVec], weights: Sequence[float], degree: int = 3) None ¶
Open rational Bspline with a uniform knot vector, start and end at your first and last control points, and has additional control possibilities by weighting each control point.
 set_uniform_rational(control_points: Sequence[UVec], weights: Sequence[float], degree: int = 3) None ¶
Rational Bspline with a uniform knot vector, does NOT start and end at your first and last control points, and has additional control possibilities by weighting each control point.
 set_closed_rational(control_points: Sequence[UVec], weights: Sequence[float], degree: int = 3) None ¶
Closed rational Bspline with a uniform knot vector, start and end at your first control point, and has additional control possibilities by weighting each control point.
 classmethod from_arc(entity: DXFGraphic) Spline ¶
Create a new SPLINE entity from a CIRCLE, ARC or ELLIPSE entity.
The new SPLINE entity has no owner, no handle, is not stored in the entity database nor assigned to any layout!