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# What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

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04-17-2012 12:59 PM

What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by particular angle from another line?

I wanted to draw a line inclined by particular angle from another line but couldn’t get the best way to do that.

For example, in the screenshot below, I wanted to draw a line inclined by 60º from an existing line but couldn’t approach the best way to approach it.

How can I draw this line efficiently?

Thank you for the help

Best

Jamal

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# Re: What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

04-17-2012 06:42 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Jamal, there may be newer drafting aids to accomplish this task, but I would Array the existing line 120 degrees and then draw a Circle with the requisite length of the line as its radius, Extending or Trimming it to get the correct length.

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# Re: What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

04-17-2012 08:55 PM in reply to: dbanaszak

Use snapang

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# Re: What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

04-18-2012 02:24 AM in reply to: Patchy

or usb x axis lines up with the first line  in the xy plane  and draw the second at 60 degrees

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# Re: What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

04-18-2012 02:57 AM in reply to: parkr4st

i mean ucs, usb.

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# Re: What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

04-18-2012 07:37 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

If you know the lengths and angles you want, why not just type it in from the command line?

Line command ► Select start point ► @ x" < x°

Don't end the line command there, but just keep going by entering more distances (@) and more angles (<).  If you're not effecient with calculating angles on the fly in your head, though, then it may not be a good solution.

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# Re: What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

04-18-2012 08:42 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

I prefer rotating the UCS (as mentioned earlier), I have UO set to UCS, Object, pick the object and start drawing.  I have UW set to UCS, World to get back.

Once the UCS is set, start the line, snap to the endpoint, you can use Polar at this point or type <55, enter, then specify length, among other methods.

Tip - you can set the angle increment angle in Polar to 1 if you want, or 0.5, etc, you don't have to use the predefined angles.

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# Re: What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

04-18-2012 11:48 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Patchy, I wasn't sure if anything new had been added to accomplish the task, and I tend not to mess with UCS unless I'm doing 3D work - I was formerly a Civil designer but it's been three years since I've slung a vector in anger to earn a paycheck. I'm back in school and HAD to take a graphics class (easy A) to satisfy pre-eng requisites. The solid modeling and the Inventor stuff has been fun, unfortunately they don't teach Civil3D. I asked questions earlier and am paying it back where I think I can be helpful, but don't be afraid to overrule me, I only think I know everything.

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# Re: What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

04-18-2012 12:22 PM in reply to: dbanaszak

Best

Jamal

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# Re: What is the most efficient way to draw a line inclined by

04-18-2012 05:31 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Adjust your Polar Tracking settings from "absolute" to being "relative" to the last line drawn.

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